Blueberry Vanilla Protein Smoothie

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This smooth and creamy blueberry vanilla protein smoothie is ideal for using up any fresh or frozen berries you have on hand! The ultimate breakfast or healthy snack recipe for sipping on-the-go.

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With school starting back up here soon, I’m preparing for more busy mornings of getting my boys and I ready and out the door quickly. With those hectic mornings on the horizon, I like to plan ahead some healthy breakfast ideas to choose from. Since my family picks fresh berries every summer and freezes them, we have berries to use all year long in smoothies. This Blueberry Vanilla Protein Smoothie has the added benefit of protein powder to keep us feeling full and satisfied until lunch, letting my boys focus on school, and me on whatever else I need to get done that morning!

Ingredients

  • Banana: A great source of natural sweetness and creaminess. If you use frozen bananas, you won’t have to use as much ice!
  • Blueberries: Tart and tangy, you can use either fresh or frozen blueberries for this smoothie.
  • Greek yogurt: Thick and creamy for the base of the smoothie, I use plain Greek yogurt for no added sugars, but the added protein.
  • Protein powder: I’ll use vanilla protein powder to up the vanilla flavor, or a flavorless powder, but the protein is what keeps you feeling full.
  • Flaxseed meal: Tasteless, but adds a bunch of nutritional value to the smoothie including omega 3s and antioxidants.
  • Cinnamon: Tastes great with both blueberries and vanilla, and adds warm, sweetness to the smoothie.
  • Vanilla: Sweetens and enhances the natural flavors of the smoothie.

How to Make Blueberry Vanilla Protein Smoothie

Adding banana to blender

Start your Blueberry Vanilla Protein Smoothie by breaking up your banana into your blender.

Adding blueberries to blender

Then add your frozen or fresh blueberries.

Adding yogurt to smoothie

Followed by the plain Greek yogurt.

Adding protein powder to blender

Next add the protein powder.

Adding cinnamon to smoothie

And your vanilla.

Adding flax seed meal to blender

Finish by adding the flaxseed meal and cinnamon.

Blending smoothie

Put the lid on your blender and then blend until smooth, adding water or ice to get to your desired consistency.

Serving blueberry vanilla protein smoothie

Once your smoothie is finished to the texture of your liking, turn off the blender and pour into glasses.

Blueberry vanilla protein smoothies

Top with more fresh berries and enjoy your Blueberry Vanilla Protein Smoothie!

Switch Things UP

  • Make it vegan. Use a plant based protein powder and replace the Greek yogurt with either a vegan yogurt or you can just use oat milk or unsweetened almond milk!
  • Increase the fiber. You could make this an oatmeal protein smoothie by adding some oats into the mix.
  • Swap the berries. Instead of blueberries, you could make this smoothie with raspberries or strawberries.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is it OK to drink protein smoothies everyday?

One protein smoothie a day is totally safe and healthy, as long as you don’t have multiple protein shakes the same day.

What should I add to my protein shake?

While you can simply mix your protein powder with milk, I like to turn my protein shakes into smoothies and up the nutrition with other additives like flaxseed meal, chia seeds, peanut butter, and fruit.

Can you add protein powder to anything?

Along with smoothies, I’ll use protein powder in baking! You can add it to your waffles, pancakes, or muffins to up the protein and make a more filling breakfast with them.

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Blueberry vanilla protein smoothies

Blueberry Vanilla Protein Smoothie

4.67 stars average
This smooth and creamy blueberry vanilla protein smoothie is ideal for using up any fresh or frozen berries you have on hand! The ultimate breakfast or healthy snack recipe for sipping on-the-go.
PREP: 5 minutes
Servings2

Ingredients
 

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 scoops protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup water
  • ice to thicken (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth. Feel free to add ice to thicken until you've reached desired consistency.

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Nutrition

Serving: 16ouncesCalories: 291kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 33gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 73mgPotassium: 493mgFiber: 6gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 163IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 193mgIron: 3mg
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One response to “Blueberry Vanilla Protein Smoothie”

  1. Deb Avatar
    Deb

    Those smoothie was a but hit in our family! Even our 7 year old grandson thought it was delicious. Fruity, slightly sweet and the cinnamon is a really nice touch. We will be making this often!