Mixed Berry & Protein Smoothie

Nutritional shakes/drinks/smoothies are such a great way to get good nutrition in a fast and convenient way.  Additionally, I find them to be so tasty that I almost feel like I’m eating something I shouldn’t be.  These are great for snacks in between meals, for pre-workout meals, or for recovery after a hard and long workout (with some minor adjustments).  This first smoothie/shake that I’m throwing up on the blog is one of the very most basic ones (we’ll start easy and then throw in some twists later).  You just take frozen fruit, a scoop of protein powder (preferably whey), add a little water, and blend until smooth.  You can really use any kind of frozen fruit that suits your fancy.  I’m preparing to share more combinations with you throughout time.  So, get ready for some protein shakes that will dance all over those taste buds of yours.

Mixed Berry & Protein Smoothie

1 cup frozen mixed berries
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (about 22g of Protein)
1 cup frozen berries
1/2 cup cold water
ice cubes, optional

Place frozen berries in a blender or food processor.  Blend until berries are finely chopped.  Add cold water, protein powder, and ice (*if desired).  Blend until well mixed (doesn’t take long).  Pour unto a tall glass and enjoy!

*Note:  Depending on how “slushy” you like your smoothies, you may want to add ice to the blender when adding the water and protein powder.  The frozen berries will offer some amount of slush, but you can achieve more by adding additional ice.

Serves 1.

Nutritional Information
Calories:  167
Protein:  23.5g
Carbs:  16.3g
Fat:  1.6g

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