This fruity, protein-packed smoothie is perfect for busy mornings or sipping on-the-go.
Smoothies are one of the easiest and fastest ways of ensuring your body gets all of the nutrients it needs to start the day. The ideal balance of protein and fiber is exactly what you need to have long lasting energy all morning long.
As you’ve probably noticed, I rarely make the same smoothie twice in a row. Unlike my husband, I will never be the person that is content eating the same breakfast every single day. That’s what’s great about smoothies – you can mix it up based on what you have on hand, what’s in season and what you need to use up.
In fact, I think our high consumption of smoothies is one of the reasons we have very little food waste in our house. Any overly ripe fruit is either eaten that day or frozen to be thrown into a smoothie at a later date.
Speaking of freezer, frozen fruit is your friend when it comes to having everything ready to go for smoothies all winter long. Once we run out of the berries we froze over the summer, we stock up on a large bag of organic frozen berries at Costco all season long. In addition to smoothies, they are great in pancakes or stirred into oatmeal to cool it down so that my son from burning his tongue.
What are your favorite smoothie ingredients? I’d love to hear from you.
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Place all ingredients except for the ice in a high-speed blender and puree until smooth.
Add a handful or two of ice and pulse again until smooth.
Pour in a glass and enjoy.
Depending on personal preference, add more or less ice to taste. For a thicker smoothie, add more ice. If you're using a frozen banana or frozen berries, you may need less ice.