Tuesday, January 21, 2014

SBMR Protein Shake

Last week, I played around with a few smoothie recipes. I have been trying to find the perfect combination of ingredients that will keep me satisfied and help me get my daily required amount of fruits and veggies all at once. This week, I think I finally found it! After playing around with a few different ingredients, here is what I came up with:

1/4 cup of honey greek yogurt 
(or you could use plain greek yogurt & add a tbsp of honey to the mix)
handful of spinach
handful of kale (frozen)
1/2 cup of frozen strawberries
1/2 cup of frozen raspberries
1/2 of an overripe banana
8 oz of chocolate almond milk
*(An all organic, plant-based protein--you could supplement any kind of preferred protein powder)

Throw these bad boys in the blender, mix well...

Should look something like this (pretty, I know...)

(This mason jar holds 32 ounces)
Throw it into a mason jar, and off you go! 

When I buy fruits and vegetables around this time of year, I like to check the frozen food aisle to see if I can find better deals (depending on what I am using it for) i.e. if I'm going to use kale in a smoothie, I'll buy the $1.50 frozen bag, compared to the $2.00 bag of fresh kale since it will just be thrown in a blender anyway!) This is such a cheap and efficient way to get your vitamins in if you don't typically care for the taste of certain fruits/vegetables in their raw form. Mixing all of these ingredients together allow you to get about 12 ounces of nutritiously, tasty GOODNESS! 


Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe?
Do you turn to smoothies to help you with your daily recommended amount of fruits/veggies?


  1. I love raspberries in smoothies! Have you tried parsley in smoothies? It's actually the next most nutritious veggie after kale and it's a LOT cheaper too.

    1. Katy, I have not. That's a great suggestion! I'll have to play with some recipes and give it a try.

      Do you have a favorite or go-to smoothie recipe that you use often?

  2. Mmmm this looks so yummy! I hate that its so cold by me- too cold to drink smoothies! I will make this ASAP though :)

  3. This looks like a great combination. I usually toss the frozen stuff in the microwave for just a bit so it doesn't clog up the blender. Otherwise I'm stopping, stirring, stopping, stirring. I am going to try this combination Ashley! Thank you!