From Oprah.com we get:
- 1 to 2 scoops vanilla whey powder
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 cup ice
- 1 cup water (substitute milk or yogurt for a thicker, higher calorie drink)
First add ice to blender. Then add strawberries, banana, protein powder and water (or milk or yogurt). Blend all the ingredients until everything has dissolved. This will fill you up faster than you would think! If there is some left over, take it in a “to go” cup or pass it on to a friend or family member.
My son has started wrestling season and I have decided to help him have a consistently healthy breakfast. A couple of weeks ago his idea of a fast breakfast was a pop tart. I decided a protein smoothie is a much better idea. The key to a great smoothie is great fruit. I found a bag of frozen fruit for smoothie in the frozen food section of the local Kroger that looked interesting. Amazingly the fruit looks great! I decided to substitute a half cup of milk, a quarter cup of low fat yogurt, and a dash of water for the water. If the smoothie is not sweet enough, add more fruit. I guess it is no surprise that my son likes it.