Blueberry Protein Shake

Who has the “Monday blues”? If your hand is raised the following smoothie will kick those blues to the curb.

Monday’s can be a great start to the week, or a hard adjustment. I try to start every Monday morning with a great workout. Time to relieve all the stress and prepare myself for the week. This protein smoothie inspired by Fit Foodie Finds is the best ending to each workout.

This smoothie can be tweaked to whatever you have in your fridge. I had frozen blueberries on hand so those sweet little things went right into my blender. I am now officially obsessed with smoothies. Self control is a must for me while making smoothies. The calories can add up quickly!

Blueberry Protein ShakeΒ (adapted from here)

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What you will need:

  • 1 cup blueberries or blackberries, frozen
  • 1/2 banana
  • Handful of kale, fresh
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (your choice)
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk, unsweetened
  1. Combine all ingredients in blender until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!

Easy Veggies coming your way!

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“Banana Bread” Smoothie

Are any of you familiar with Pure Barre? If so, then you know the soreness I have been feeling lately. It is a great workout! But ladies, prepare to work some muscles you never knew existed.

Last week a friend went with me for the first time. After “wobbling” out of the classroom, we deserved a much needed treat. Our reward after the class? Smoothies from Whole Foods. My friend came up with her own smoothie flavor…Banana Bread Smoothie. {Amazing}

No joke, this smoothie tastes just like banana bread. It is the perfect combo of sweet and refreshing. I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk to add a hint of vanilla. If you prefer regular milk that will taste great as well!

Do you know much about dates? I certainly did not. I did a little research to find some of the benefits. They are packed with vitamins and minerals to help aid in post workout recovery. So get your workout on and drink this delicious smoothie!

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Banana Bread Smoothie

  • 1 medium banana
  • 5 dates (pitted and sliced)
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tbsp peanut or almond butter
  • 4 ice cubes
  1. Slice dates into small pieces.
  2. Place all ingredients in blender to combine.
  3. Pour into desired glass and enjoy!

Quick and easy Asian dish coming your way tomorrow!