clementines

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.

Creamy Clementine Smoothie

5.0 from 3 reviews

Creamy Clementine Smoothie
 
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Ingredients
  • 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)
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender and serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 374 Fat: 6g Carbohydrates: 63g Sugar: 35g Protein: 23g

Creamy Clementine Smoothie

It’s like sipping a healthy Creamsicle.

Creamy Clementine Smoothie

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? 

I was compensated by FitFluential LLC  for this campaign. All opinions are my own.

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Back in Action

by on September 2, 2008

Today, surprisingly enough, I got a photo of EVERY morsel that crossed my lips:

When I couldn’t decide between having eggs or oats this morning I went with savory oats made with water and a pinch of salt, topped with 1 egg, S&P, and chopped fresh basil from my back porch. Again, it didn’t disappoint.

Since I wasn’t quite as full as I usually am from a bowl of oats I had 2 clementines and some grapes as a right after breakfast snack.

I was ready for lunch as soon as the clock was 12:00 so I whipped up a quick salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, avocado, blueberries and chick-peas, 1/2 an ear of corn on the cob (does anyone else think it’s funny that corn is called an ear.. or is that just me), and one carrot and peanut butter.

I was craving a snack so I decided on a frozen banana. This is my bag of frozen bananas ready for snacks or smoothies:

Because I have 4 large bags of granola in my house and I am known to do the whole handful of granola as a snack, then go back for another, another, and another.. you get the point. I portioned out a few flavors of the Udi’s granola into snack baggies. Each with 1/4 cup (the regular serving size) and decided to have one of the bags for a snack.

Around 5 I was hungry for dinner, but wanted to bake some tofu so I started to eat some carrots and hummus then had a few crackers and pita chips with hummus. I ate the hummus out of the container, but not all of it.

I baked the tofu that I had marinated in soy sauce and put 2 pieces into a whole wheat pita with garlic hummus, yellow cherry tomatoes, and red onion. I had some of the salad greens from lunch on the side. The tofu pita was so good. I already want to have another tomorrow – it’s a good thing I have leftovers of the tofu.

I may have already mentioned this at some point, but something special is happening tomorrow in my neck of woods and I am waking up early to go. Yippe!

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