Protein smoothies are a great post-workout meal. They fill you up and provide your body with the nutrition it needs to repair muscles and recover from a workout. I like to make my own smoothies at home since purchasing a pre-made smoothie can be expensive.
Kale is always in my smoothies. It’s a powerhouse of nutrition. If you don’t have kale or want to switch things up a bit, use spinach. I purchase kale in bulk and freeze. The same goes for berries and bananas. They freeze well and can save you a ton of money overtime.
Whey Protein Smoothie Recipes:
1 Scoop Whey protein
1 Cup fat free milk (or water)
1 Cup fruit (I always do 1 banana plus a little bit of berries or peaches, depending on the season)
A few cubes of ice
Kale (to taste*)
I start my blender with milk and kale since the kale needs to be pulverized more due to it’s tough cell walls. Then add all your remaining ingredients to the blender. Serve immediately.
*Add more kale gradually to your smoothies as you get used to the taste. Adding just a few strawberries or blueberries helps mask the taste and allows me to add even more kale.
In the image above, you can see the kale mixed with the milk at the bottom of the blender then the protein powder and topped with fruit. You will also notice a bit of froth from blending the milk and kale. Try not to add much more than a cup of fruit. You don’t want too much sugar!
This is actually a double batch for hubby and myself 🙂
**Kid Tip: Blend the smoothie without the protein powder. Fill a cup for your child, then add protein powder and blend your smoothie. Kids won’t even know you snuk green goodness into their drink 🙂 If you’re trying to hide the green, the top image is made with more blueberries so it hides the green color.
Want more smoothie recipes? You might like Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss – 30 Delicious Detox, Cleanse and Green Smoothie Diet Book by Troy Adashun.
What are your favorite Whey Protein Smoothie Recipes?
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