Healthy Protein Smoothie Recipes

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Starting off your day with a healthy protein smoothie is a great way to stabilize your blood sugar and support your energy through the day.
If you’re using the same ingredients every single day then it may start to feel monotonous and you may lose your desire for your daily protein smoothie. To prevent this from happening it’s a good idea to mix it up a little bit and try different recipes to keep your palate engaged and improve your level of enjoyment of this healthy habit.

Here are 3 recipes for healthy protein smoothies to try:

1) Very Berry Smoothie : Start your day off with a bang with this fruit-packed smoothie recipe. It even includes a little ginger that helps support digestion.

1 scoop protein powder (whey or vegan)
1 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries
¾ cup chilled unsweetened almond or rice milk
¼ cup frozen pitted unsweetened cherries or raspberries
1½ Tbsp honey (or can use a little Stevia instead)
2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
1 tsp ground flaxseed
2 tsp fresh lemon juice

COMBINE all ingredients in blender, adding lemon juice to taste. Puree until smooth.

2) Strawberry-Kiwi Delight: Stay full and fight disease. This high-fiber smoothie recipe becomes even healthier when you use organic kiwis, which contain higher levels of heart-healthy polyphenols and vitamin C.

1 scoop protein powder (whey or vegan)
1¼ c cold apple juice (can do half and half with water for lower sugar content)
1 ripe banana, sliced
1 kiwifruit, sliced
5 frozen strawberries
1½ tsp honey (or can use a little Stevia instead)

COMBINE the juice, banana, kiwifruit, strawberries, and honey. Blend until smooth.

3) Apricot-Mango Madness: Fresh lemon juice adds a tangy splash to this sweet smoothie.

1 scoop protein powder (whey or vegan)
6 apricots, peeled, pitted, and chopped (about 2 c)
2 ripe mangoes, 10 to 12 ounces each, peeled and chopped (about 2 c)
1 c reduced-fat milk or plain low-fat yogurt
4 tsp fresh lemon juice
¼ tsp vanilla extract
8 ice cubes
Lemon peel twists (garnish)

1. PLACE the apricots, mangoes, milk or yogurt, lemon juice, and vanilla extract in a blender. Process for 8 seconds. Add the ice cubes, and process 6 to 8 seconds longer, or until smooth.
2. POUR into tall glasses, garnish with lemon twists, if desired, and serve immediately.

(Note: protein powder added as an ingredient to increase protein content).

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