Blueberry Bliss Protein Shake
Life is like a smoothie – you get out what you put in! And with this recipe, which is packed full of protein, anti-oxidants, calcium & plant-based goodness – without any refined sugar or fat – you’ll be getting a delicious treat that is not only low in calories but rich in goodness, too. If only everything else in life was as easy, hey?
Being the main ingredient, blueberries deserve a special mention. An excellent source of anthocyanidins (compounds which exert exceptional antioxidant activity), which means this tiny, unassuming fruit is packed with health benefits, it’s no surprise they’re known as a “superfood! In fact, when researchers at Tufts University analysed 60 fruits and vegetables for their antioxidant capability, blueberries rated the highest! They are also a good source of Vitamin C, fibre, manganese, the anti-oxidant Vitamin E and riboflavin.
You can enjoy this decadent tasting smoothie (that tastes like a purple milkshake) without the guilt or any damage to your waistline. It makes a perfect light yet filling breakfast (with a piece of toast or something alongside it), or mid-afternoon snack. With over 20g of protein (depending which protein powder you use), it would also be an ideal post-workout snack! Whichever way you choose to have it, I guarantee it won’t disappoint.
1 scoop (30g) vanilla (or any flavour) protein powder (I use this one – it’s vegan, dairy free, kosher and amazing ingredients)
3/4 cup almond milk
1 cup frozen blueberries (must be frozen!)
1/2 cup of ice
Sweetener to taste (I use 1-2 tsp. Stevia)
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender until completely smooth. Pour into a large glass. Serve with a straw and enjoy! 🙂
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