Healthy Strawberry Banana & Chocolate Protein Smoothies
Frozen bananas and strawberries blended together with plant based chocolate protein powder, spinach and unsweetened vanilla almond milk for a sweet, tangy and creamy blend!
- 8 oz frozen strawberries *see note below
- 3 oz frozen ripe banana pieces *the riper the sweeter!
- 1 scoop vegan/gluten free chocolate protein powder *see note below
- 1 & ½ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk *or milk of choice
- 1 cup spinach *see note below
Frozen strawberries: to save time, you can buy frozen strawberries at the store rather than freezing them yourself. I like to keep a big bag of berries in the freezer at all times during the summer months so I can make smoothies on demand whenever I'm craving a cold, sweet treat!
Chocolate protein powder: I use the Vega One brand (nutrition info below is based on this). Want more chocolate flavor? I highly recommend adding 1-2 teaspoons of cocoa powder to your smoothie! It's so delicious, doesn't add many calories and is great for satisfying chocolate cravings.
Spinach: extend the life of spinach by freezing before it wilts. Simply place leaves in a Ziploc bag and remove as much air as possible. Freeze for 2-3 months and use in all your summer smoothies!
Combine all ingredients in a large blender.
Blend on high speed for 30 seconds or until mixture is smooth. (*Tip: if necessary, you can add a dash more almond milk or water to get the consistency you prefer. You can also add a bit of ice to make your smoothie extra thick)!
Portion smoothie mixture into two 16-ounce glasses.
Add toppings like sliced strawberries, bananas, chia seeds or granola if desired.
Serving: 1/2 of recipe (toppings not included) | Sugar: 11g | Fiber: 8g | Calories: 180kcal | Fat: 5g | Protein: 12.5g | Carbohydrates: 26g