Wellness/Fitness II Cook Book

Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 banana

1 1/4 cups sliced fresh strawberries

10 whole almonds

2 tablespoons water

1 cup ice cubes

3 tablespoons chocolate flavored protein powder

Directions:

Place the banana, strawberries, almonds, and water into a blender. Blend to mix, then add the ice cubes and puree until smooth. Add the protein powder, and continue mixing until evenly incorporated, about 30 seconds.

What makes this recipe good for you?

This recipe is a fantastic choice for a post-workout drink or a meal replacement. It’s 341 calories, 7g of sugar, and has 21 grams of protein. It also contains bananas and strawberries, both of which are all natural and good for you. The 10g of dietary fiber will also help the body burn off sugars, carbohydrates, and fats during the day. Overall, this smoothie is a great choice for a post-workout meal because of it’s protein content, or a nice choice for a meal replacement because of it’s balanced nutritional content. The recipe could easily be tweaked, like replacing the chocolate protein powder with vanilla or chaining the ratios up a bit for the desired taste or nutritional value.

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