Banana Split Protein Smoothie

Ingredients (makes over two cups):

  • 1 banana (frozen or fresh)
  • 4-5 organic strawberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1/3 cup pineapple (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 heaping teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 medjool date or 1 tablespoon maple syrup, optional sweetener
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or water (or half milk & half water)
  • Cherries, to garnish

 

Place ingredients in blender, except for the cherries, and blend until smooth (if using all fresh fruits, you may want to add 1/2 cup or so of ice cubes along with the water or milk, or use it in place of some of your liquids). Pour into serving glass and enjoy.

A note on the protein powder: Currently I use this Raw Meal from Garden of Life and prefer the Real Raw Original which doesn’t contain stevia sweetener and has only a little vanilla. Depending on your protein powder you may adjust the recipe accordingly.

If using chocolate protein powder, you will most likely want to omit the cocoa powder and optional sweetener.

If using vanilla protein powder, you may want to skip the vanilla and optional sweetener.

You get where I’m going with this. Use your best judgment subtracting anything that your protein powder already has unless you want the extra flavor.

Enjoy your protein in a glass!

 

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