Hi All! I hope you had a fantastic weekend and are ready for everything that this week throws at you! I thought to start off the week I would post my favorites, low calorie breakfast smoothie that I aim to have 3-4 times a week Post training, or if I’m on the run! I actually use to hate the taste of protein smoothies, and to be honest if its just the protein and milk or water, I still hate it! So I came up with a smoothie blend that is SUPER easy, super affordable and super good!
A Blender– Obviously! To mix up all the yummy ingredients!
X2 scoops of Vanilla Protein powder – I use Protein worlds ‘Slender Blend’ collection. You don’t need to use vanilla, but I personally think for this berry smoothie, it tastes the best with Vanilla! A serving is usually 4 scoops, but because we are using other ingredients, I use 2.
X2 table spoons of Greek style natural yoghurt– You can use any brand for this, it doesn’t matter. Yoghurt (Natural) doesn’t go off for over a month, so don’t worry about wasting too much of it, you can keep using it for all your smoothies.
X1 Handful of Ice cubes- The ice gives the smoothie a fuller, colder taste. I love adding ice to my smoothies!
250-300ml of skim milk or nut based milk such as almond– You can use water, but as I have this as a meal (breakfast) I use milk so I am not tempted to snack badly or eat more foods due to hunger. I think the milk thickens the shake nicely also! I also sometimes do half milk/half water if I want to lower the calories even more!
Handful or Strawberries (works out to being around 6)- I always cut in half 6 strawberries, Its weird- but it’s the number I’ve always worked with as the taste is always perfect t with that amount!
Frozen or Fresh Raspberries (handful of frozen OR 10 fresh) I personally think the taste is the same with frozen or fresh, But when my Dad has a shake, he prefers it with fresh- I guess it depends on the person/budget. Frozen is a lot easier!
Tea spoon of ground cinnamon OR nutmeg – I love adding either of these too spices! Cinnamon is great for your metabolism and nutmeg adds such a milk-shakey flavor!
Teaspoon of Chia Seeds- Chia seeds can hold some calories, but they are super good for us! I often just sprinkle teaspoon to the smoothie just before I blend it!
As you guys can probably guess, it’s a smoothie- there isn’t anything hard about it. The only tips I can give you is the order to add your ingredients to the blender to avoid blockage/spill/mess
- Greek Yoghurt
- Fruit- Strawberries and Raspberries
- Protein Powder
- Seeds/Cinnamon/Nutmeg is desired.
Blend all ingredients and enjoy! Honestly- It is such a great tasting, healthy shake that will keep you energized and ready to tackle the day!