This Is My Go To Smoothie Recipe

This Is My Go To Smoothie Recipe by Jessica Camerata
This Is My Go To Smoothie Recipe with Vega Protein
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Smoothie Recipe with Vega Protein, berries, almond milk, oats and nut butter
Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipe by My Style Vita
A Berry Breakfast Smoothie

There’s a juice bar in town that whips up one of my favorite smoothies ever. I’ve been tinkering with my own at home recipe to try to recreate it and I’ve gotten pretty darn close. It’s packed with protein, good carbs from fruits and oats (which also adds great texture) and a bit of fat from nut butter. A well-balanced smoothie should have a little bit of protein, carbs and fat of course, for a healthy and filling smoothie.

The great thing about a smoothie is it’s an easy way to get a boost of nutrients.

Plus, if you’re short on time, it’s a perfect meal replacement if you have all the right parts. I personally prefer to make mine at home than to grab a $9 one at a smoothie spot and risk too many calories and added sugars.

Sadly, many smoothies you buy at the smoothie shop, or recipes you find online, are FULL of sugar. Whether it’s way too much fruit, fruit juices as the liquid, or sweetened milks, it’s always best to make these at home. The more control you have over them the better. Plus, since this recipe includes mostly non-perishable items, frozen fruit and just a bit of liquid, you can have this on hand at all times. The liquid can truly be switched up to work with what you have. I’ve used (always unsweetened) coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk, a mix of any of those with water and even just egg whites too. This helps tremendously in bringing the sugar and calorie count way down.

This smoothie recipe still has quite a bit of fruit in it.

So if you are watching your carbs and sugars, I wouldn’t recommend eating MORE fruit throughout the day. Sometimes when I have nothing fresh on hand, this is my big carb/fruit afternoon snack. This recipe is easy to adjust for low carb and keto lifestyle too by swapping some of the fruit out with ice or frozen greek yogurt to still get that creamy consistency.

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My Berry Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 to whole frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder, I use Vega Protein unflavored
  • 1 tbsp nut butter (watch the ingredients on this one, you don’t want one with tons of added sugar!)
  • 8-10oz of your favorite liquid like soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk or water
  • 1 tbsp WHOLE oats – do not use the quick cooking oats, they’re too ground up already

Optional add ins – chia seeds, spinach, kale, hemp seeds, egg whites for added protein, coconut flakes, yogurt

TIP: I like to freeze any over ripe bananas that I won’t use. I just store them in a big Stasher bag and then use them for smoothies. They replace the ice and make it much more creamy! If you’re watching your carbs, leave out the banana and swap it for ice or even frozen yogurt cubes

Here’s How To Make It

  1. Add all ingredients except the oats, to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Before you serve it, add in your oats and blend/pulse until combined throughout. Just takes a couple seconds.
  3. Pour into a cup and enjoy with a reusable straw!

Photos by Hannah Michelle

More healthy recipes: My Go To 10 Minute Shrimp Fried Rice Dinner Recipe and An Easy And Elegant Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash Warm Salad Recipe.


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2 Comments

  1. Lisa Autumn wrote:

    Oh this sounds delish!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    Posted 3.7.19 Reply
  2. Rachel wrote:

    I seriously need to get on the smoothie train like, yesterday. They’re so delicious and easy to take when you’re on the go!

    Rachel
    http://www.hello-her.com

    Posted 3.7.19 Reply

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