Recipe: Peach Banana Protein Smoothie
I love creating smoothies because not only are they easy to make, they are tasty and you can really load them up with nutritious ingredients! You can also make one ahead of time and keep it in the fridge for a quick meal or snack!
Are smoothies healthy?
This is a very common question! Smoothies are generally loaded with vegetables and fruits and in my opinion; they are a healthy option for a meal. Even though most fruits are higher in sugars, they are naturally occurring sugars and are better for you in comparison to processed sugars. You can also maximize the healthiness of your smoothie by adding nutrient-rich seeds, such as chia seeds, flax seeds, and hemp seeds. Adding any of these seeds to your smoothie will add extra protein, fiber, and many different vitamins & minerals.
Can a smoothie replace a meal?
Yes, it definitely can! I would recommend you add some protein powder to balance out the carbs, and a healthy fat (like avocado or almond butter) to keep you feeling full. When you make a well-rounded smoothie, it can keep you feeling full for hours!
How do I make a smoothie ahead of time?
If you know you are going to consume the smoothie in the next day or so, you can simply blend it in your blender, and put it into an airtight container, and keep the made smoothie in your fridge. If you want to make a bunch ahead of time, you can keep them in airtight containers but simply freeze them individually. When you want a smoothie, simply defrost it, give it a stir and enjoy!
What are some easy & tasty smoothie combinations?
If you are new to making smoothies, have no fear! You are entering into a world of flavors! Some simple combinations to add to your milk of choice are:
- Banana & Strawberries
- Banana, Pineapple, Mangos
- Chocolate & Banana
- Banana, spinach, avocado
Really, the possibilities are endless and you can customize your smoothies to your own food preferences. If you have fussy eaters at home, you can also sneak healthy ingredients like spinach in almost all smoothies and no one will know!
Peach Banana Protein Smoothie
Delicious, easy to make, and full of nutrients!
SERVINGS: 1 serving
CALORIES: 627 kcal
2 scoops protein powder
1 TBSP flax seeds
1 TBSP chia seeds
3/4 cup milk of your choice
1.) In a blender, add all ingredients in the list and blend until smooth
2.) Add more or less milk depending on thick you want your smoothie
Pro Tip: For an extra thick (and extra refreshing) smoothie, try using some frozen fruit!
Serving size: 1 serving
Saturated Fat: 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
Trans Fat: 1g
Vitamin A: 1027IU
Vitamin C: 20mg