I make protein smoothies all the time. They’re super easy to whip up and a great way to get in a good amount of protein and healthy carbs after a workout. Plus, I like that they’re super portable. I work from home most days but it’s still nice to have a breakfast I can carry up the stairs to my office. Speaking of my home office, I need to take photos and show you guys what it looks like. It’s coming together quite nicely!
Back to the smoothies! To keep from getting bored, I’m always trying different smoothie combinations but tend to stick with using 1/2 a frozen banana, almond milk and protein powder as my base. You really can’t go wrong with this combo but if you hate bananas (I personally don’t know how it’s possible), you can substitute 1/2 cup of frozen mango in it’s place. It gives smoothies a similar texture and sweetness.
As most of you probably know, I’ve been on a clementine kick lately, which totally inspired the smoothie I’m sharing today. It’s a little untraditional as clementines aren’t a fruit I add to smoothies very often, however if you give this smoothie a whirl, I think you’ll be delighted at how delicious it is.
- 1 cup Silk PureAlmond Unsweetened Vanilla
- ½ frozen banana, peeled and sliced before freezing
- 3 clementines, peeled
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 scoop vanilla brown rice protein powder (optional)
- Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender and serve immediately.
It’s like sipping a healthy Creamsicle.
This smoothie is not only tasty, but it’s super easy to make (only 5 ingredients). In addition, it has the perfect amount of calories (around 370 with the protein powder) and a good mix of healthy sugar, protein and fat. I like it for breakfast or a post workout recovery drink.
Have you ever tried clementines in your smoothies before?
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