I get a lot of questions about protein shakes, brands, and healthy smoothie recipes from friends, family, and clients. So I compiled the 5 different smoothies I made before work this week, all with natural ingredients, healthy and refreshing, and filled with protein to keep me full throughout the work day. I use a Ninja blender and at the end of this I'll teach you a super easy way to clean your blender that I learned at Costco! Tip: Freeze fresh fruit that's to mushy to eat but not yet rotten, it works AMAZING in smoothies! I also buy fruit/berries/pineapple when it's on sale for super cheap, cut it and freeze it into individual smoothie bags for the week.
Monday - 1.5 C coconut water - 1 C spinach - 1 C frozen fruit (I used a tropical fruit blend with pineapple, strawberries, and peached) - 1 scoop vanilla Natural Whey protein (sometimes I add more/less liquid to get the desired consistency) Tuesday - 1/2 C Coconut milk - 1/2 C iced coffee - 1/2 avocado - 1 scoop Chocolate Paleo Protein - 1/2 C ice Wednesday - 1 C Coconut milk - 1/2 avocado - 1 C frozen fruit (I used frozen strawberries for this one) - 1 scoop vanilla Natural Whey protein Thursday - 1 C coconut water - Splash of V8 tropical fruit (I ran out of coconut water) - 1 C spinach - 1/2 avocado - 1 scoop of Vanilla Natural Whey Protein - 1/2 C ice Friday - 1 C coconut milk - 2 TBSP peanut butter PB2 powder - 1 scoop chocolate paleo protein - 1/2 avocado Bonus- Dessert Smoothie: Pina Colada - 1.5 C coconut water or coconut milk (makes it more creamy) - 1 C frozen Pineapple - 1 TBSP of Goya coconut cream Tip: To clean the blender, fill with soap and water. Blend. & Rinse.