Sweet and fresh strawberry banana smoothie, packed with protein from my favorite secret ingredient!
This year has already gotten off to a great start, and I’m determined to make 2017 one of my best year’s yet! Part of that goal will hopefully be accomplished by actually following through with the resolutions I’ve made ;-).
One resolution includes getting more organized. With a new baby joining our family in a few short weeks I really need to step up my game! Meal planning has really helped.
Another, which I’ve actually been working on for a little while now, is being more conscious of the foods and snacks my kids consume on a daily basis. We usually do pretty well, but I’m trying to make an extra effort to make sure that when they’re “snacking”, it’s on real food, and not processed foods or foods with lots of added sugar.
Does anyone else with young kids feel like it’s a constant job just keeping your family fed?! They’re hungry all-the-time! However, I’ve noticed that if we’re all eating protein-packed meals and snacks that our food seems to “stay” with us longer. You can find a list of some of my favorite go-to snacks, here.
I’m a little obsessed with this Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie. The ingredients are incredibly simple, it’s packed with protein, and it only takes a few minutes to make. That’s a mom friendly trifecta, am I right?
I hardly ever have protein powder in my house (which a lot of people use to add protein to smoothies), so I was ecstatic to learn about Silk’s new Protein and Nutmilk!
It’s my new secret ingredient for packing my smoothies with protein. It’s made with almonds, cashews and pea protein and has 10 grams (yes, TEN grams!) of protein per serving. WHHAAT!? It’s true, guys. Plus, the cashews add a smooth and creamy texture to the delicious nutty flavor that I’ve already grown to love from Silk products.
With 10 grams of protein per serving you can bet that I’ll be using this nutmilk in more than just my morning smoothie! It tastes amazing over cereal, with my cinnamon apple overnight oats, or as a replacement to milk in almost any recipe. It’s great for people with a lactose intolerance, but I also love the nutty flavor it adds to recipes. Check out theSilk website for tons of recipe ideas. This sausage and pepper crustless quiche is totally calling my name.
Another great thing about this strawberry banana protein smoothie is that you can make it all year round. I don’t know about you, but a fresh fruit smoothie in the middle of January will always bring a smile to my face! I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do!
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1 frozen banana, peeled
- 1 cup Silk Protein & Nutmilk
- 1/2 Tablespoon honey
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until combined. If the smoothie is too thick, add more protein milk. If it is too thin, add more fruit or ice, to your preference.
You could also add 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, for another boost of protein, and/or about 1/4 cup rolled oats to make it a heartier breakfast smoothie!
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