Thick, creamy and protein-packed, you are going to love this naturally sweetened Chocolate Strawberry Protein Smoothie!
Strawberry season is a beloved time of year here in Michigan and I’m happy to report that the berries are super sweet this year! Thanks to plenty of rain and a warm spring, every strawberry I taste is juicy and sweet with a hint of floral aroma in the background
Strawberry season is fleeting, lasting just several weeks, which is why we tend to go crazy buying, eating and freezing as many as possible. Whether you’re looking to freeze strawberries, blueberries, corn or any other fruits & veggies, don’t miss my step-by-step guide to freezing summer produce.
This year we bought several big flats of berries from Krupp Farms just 15 miles down the street. When I went to pick out a flat they asked what I planned to do with the strawberries. Umm… eat them? By the fistful?
Of course, I soon realized he was asking if I planned to add a bunch of sugar and turn them into jam or shortcake topping but no – I can’t imagine the need for adding sugar to these sweet little jewels. Instead, I turned them into a protein-packed chocolate smoothie that is 100% naturally sweetened.
Made with creamy yogurt, cocoa powder and a pinch of cinnamon, this Chocolate Strawberry Protein Smoothie is one of my favorite ways to start the day any time of the year. Lucky for me, my freezer is now filled with local Michigan strawberries to make sure that happens.
Your straw is waiting.
Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth and creamy. Add more ice until you've reached desired level of thickness.
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