Healthy Protein Smoothies

Healthy Protein Smoothies

A healthy breakfast smoothie that tastes like dessert, I will take one of each flavor please. I’m a firm believer that healthy foods don’t need to taste like cardboard, indeed they can be just as delicious as their unhealthy competitors. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned before but I always like to have a healthy, low calorie breakfast and lunch, then at dinner I splurge a little and always have dessert. I exercise 6 days a week because I think it’s a good balance for me. I watch Food Network while I run on the treadmill, it always keeps me going =). For breakfast I try to keep it around 300-400 calories 6 days a week (every Sunday I make a big brunch and splurge), so I like to have banana oatmeal, whole grain cream of wheat, whole grain cereal with almond milk or these smoothies with almond milk. Yes, I’ve made the change over to almond milk. I didn’t believe it when I heard some random fact of how many people prefer the taste of almond milk to milk until I tried it myself. I always buy the Vanilla or Original flavor that’s 60-70 calories per serving (I always check the label because some have tons of added sugar therefor a lot more calories. I never buy unsweetened). Don’t get me wrong though I still love milk, I just prefer almond milk a little more and the fact that has less calories than milk is a definite bonus. The almond milk goes great in these smoothies.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Almond Milk Plus Protein, divided (I used So Delicious brand with 5g added protein)
  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1 (5.3) oz Strawberry or Blueberry Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 overripe banana, chilled
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, chilled
  • 5-6 ice cubes
  • 1 cup Almond Milk Plus Protein, divided
  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1 (5.3) oz Vanilla or Strawberry Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 overripe banana, chilled
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh pineapple, chilled
  • 1/4 tsp coconut extract
  • 5-6 ice cubes
Read the whole recipe on Cooking Classy