I am all out of protein powder. Actually, I have been out of protein powder for a few months now. I used to love putting some in my smoothies to up the protein or even in a batch of cookies, but since I have not had a chance to get more I needed to think of a way to still get in my protein. The good news is, I am going to be trying out two brands of protein powder in the next month, so I will get my protein powder smoothies back! But until then, greek yogurt is the perfect replacement. Not only does it add a nice amount of protein, but makes for a super creamy drink!
I know, you are thinking- a smoothie, in THIS weather!? Yes, it is pretty cold out, but I still enjoy having these for breakfast, after my workout. And why do I love having a high protein drink? It’s simple, protein keeps you fuller longer so after drinking this you won’t be running to your pantry for some cereal that tastes like pure sugar.
This recipe is also great because remembering it is really easy. It’s a 1/2 of everything, see the recipe to get what I mean.
So give this a go and be sure to try with other fruits. This is my recent favorite:
Blueberry Greek Yogurt Smoothie
1/2 cup 0% greek yogurt
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 of a frozen banana (can use fresh)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 Tb flaxseed
optional splash of vanilla extract or cinnamon
Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend till smooth. If you choose not to use the flaxseed then use a little less milk for a thicker smoothie. As the smoothies sits it gets thicker from the flaxseed.
This recipe has around 15 grams of protein in it.
Drink up and Enjoy!!