It was another gorgeous day for a run in Chicago. The weather forecast shows some clouds and cooler temperatures rolling in later tonight, so I decided to push my training run up to make sure I could have one last outdoor adventure, at least for the time being.
There was a definite “spring” in my step as I completed my scheduled four miles.
When I got back it was just about lunchtime and I figured I’d kick things off with a smoothie. Inspired by a recent photo and recipe from Brittany, I threw together my own very berry creation. I love the vibrant colors and of course, purple is one of my favorites!
You can check out the (printable!) recipe below.
Purple Protein Punch Smoothie
Ingredients (serves 1-2):
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 5 frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 3/4 large, ripe banana
- 1/2 scoop protein powder (I used Jay Robb Tropical Dreamsicle)
- Handful of spinach
Place all ingredients together in a blender. Combine until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Nutrition Information (for entire recipe):
- Calories: 250
- Fat: 4g
- Carbohydrates: 45g
- Protein: 16g
- Fiber: 11g
The almond milk gives it a creamier consistency than with water or juice. I think you’ll love it!
Hope you are having a wonderful Thursday! There is one day left in my blogiversary giveaway, so if you haven’t shared what book you’d love to read next I definitely recommend doing so now. I’ll announce the winner on Saturday morning.
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What’s your favorite smoothie recipe?
Let me know if you try the purple + protein combination! I’ve added it to my Blends page.