Super Berry Smoothie Recipe
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Smoothies are a perfect way to start off a busy morning, and this super berry smoothie is no exception.
Breakfast will be ready in about 2 seconds flat (well, okay… maybe 5 minutes) and you’re out the door with a travel mug full of nutrients. Can’t beat that with a stick!
Lately, I’ve been revisiting the idea of using protein powders in smoothies for the simple reason of convenience. Sometimes I don’t have time to peel that hard-boiled egg before I head out the door. I know that sounds crazy, but I think we’ve all been there. Those days when you swear on somebody’s grave that just breathing one breath in the wrong direction will make you later than you’ve ever been. You know what I’m talking about, right? I seem to be having more and more of those days lately, so I’ve started relying more and more on protein powder again.
Not that there is anything wrong with it per se, but let’s face it. Protein doesn’t come from nature in powder form. So I really struggle with this one. What are your thoughts on protein powder?
About The Ingredients
Frozen blueberries – No sugar added.
Frozen strawberries – No sugar added.
Chia seeds – Flaxseed will work too if you grind it first.
Pure vanilla extract – Don’t use vanilla flavoring.
Unsweetened almond milk – Regular milk works too.
Protein powder – Use a protein powder that has the fewest ingredients possible. Unsweetened and unflavored is best.
How To Make A Super Berry Smoothie
Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend and serve.
Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 days. Give it a spin in the blender again to refresh it.
If you have leftovers you won’t use right away, it’s best to pour this into popsicle molds and enjoy them for dessert.
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Super Berry Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen blueberries (no sugar added)
- 1 cup frozen strawberries (no sugar added)
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds (flax will work too if you grind it first)
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (regular milk works too)
- 1 scoop protein powder (amazon affiliate link)
- Blend and serve.
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This was GREAT! It was my first time putting Protein Powder in my Smoothie. Delicious!
Glad you enjoyed it!
Have you ever thought of adding eggs in your smoothie? I know some people are scared but I have been doing it since I was about 9 years old and never had a problem (I’m now 37). So have all my brothers and husband. You can’t taste the eggs and you still get your protein.
Usbrasil – Yes, but raw eggs rob the body of B vitamins. So I tend to avoid it.
will try this one tomorrow morning. If you don’t want to use protein powder you can try 1/4 cup of cottage cheese Blended you can’t even taste it and it really is filling. This tip was given to me by a trainer I spoke to.
I found your recipe on Pinterest. Thanks for posting it. It’s super yummy.
I’m not sure. They belonged to my in laws. Sorry!
How woudl you make it without the protein powder? I have a child who can not have any dairy product. Thanks!
Just don’t add it. It will be fine.
I made this for breakfast today. Berry good! Thank you!
In some recipes that call for ingredients to blended in a regular blender…..
Will it work the same if I use my high powered blender?
For smoothies, most definitely!
I’m new to this whole clean eating and using protein powder because I’m trying to get fit so I made this today because I am used to eating smoothies . I had chocolate protein powder and I didn’t have flaxseed so the only two differences other than that it’s very good the only change I might make next time it is maybe try it with vanilla like you suggested I just went with what I had and then I may do a little less blueberries I’m not a big blueberry a person so I made up my strawberries and do a half a cup of blueberries and see if that take the little bit better that’s just a preference thing the other than that thank you for this recipe
Kim – My pleasure! 🙂
do you have any clean eating recipes that include pineapples in a smoothie at all pineapple is my favorite
Kim – Sure do! If you put “pineapple smoothie” into the search box at the top it will bring up all my pineapple smoothies. 🙂
Hi I absolutely love these posts and all of these delish smothies!! It’s really helping me transit into a much better diet, and losing weight. Thank you so much, and please don’t stop posting!!
Brooke – My pleasure! I’m so happy they help!
Do I have to add protein powder?
Emma – Nope. 🙂
I like the idea of using cottage cheese in place of the powder, but what about the vanilla? Could you put in some vanilla extract? And how much so as to not over do it?
Sharon – Sure! I would say about 1/2 to 1 tsp.
I use a serving of a non-fat plain unsweetened greek yogurt in place of protein powder, most around 24 grams protein per serving. And gives the smoothie a nice creamy texture. If I’m avoiding dairy then I use pasteurized egg whites.
Jenny – The yogurt is a good idea! I remember when I took a nutrition class at my local college, the dietitian teaching the class told us that eating raw eggs depletes the body of Vitamin B. I’ve never done any real research on it, but for some reason, that always stuck in my head. Might be worth looking into if you use them a lot.
Just made this, however I had some frozen bananas and I added one to it. It made a LOT! But really creamy and tasty! Thanks – here’s to our good health!!
Josie – Glad you enjoyed it!
Looks so yummy! Beautiful color! Is it possible to use sweetened almond milk and leave out the vanilla extract? I typically make my smoothies with a 100% juice apple or a berry blend, frozen fruit (depends on what I’m craving that day), flax/chia seed, a little coconut oil and vanilla protein powder. Don’t usually make milk-based smoothies but want to change things up a little so bought vanilla almond milk to try… Thanks!
Candace – Sure! But most of the sweetened almond milks are not clean. So it just depends on what your goals are. But flavor-wise, it should work fine. Enjoy!