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Healthy Protein Smoothies

Protein rich breakfast smoothies are a great way to start your day in the morning. They can help you maintain a healthy weight and keep you full for hours at a time, while providing energy to power through your day.
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Healthy breakfast smoothies that taste like dessert — I’ll take one of each flavor, please! These Protein Smoothies are rich, creamy and perfectly filling. I’ve shared my go-to recipes for a Blueberry Banana Smoothie and a Pina Colada Smoothie.

berry protein smoothies with blueberries and bananas

Easy Protein Smoothies

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but I always like to have a healthy, low-calorie breakfast and lunch, then at dinner I splurge a little and always have dessert. I exercise 6 days a week because I think it’s a good balance for me. I watch Food Network while I run on the treadmill, it always keeps me going =).

For breakfast, I try to keep it around 300-400 calories 6 days a week (every Sunday I make a big brunch and splurge), so I like to have banana oatmeal, whole grain cream of wheat, whole grain cereal with almond milk or these healthy smoothies with almond milk.

Why Almond Milk Smoothies?

Yes, I’ve made the change over to almond milk. I didn’t believe it when I heard some random fact of how many people prefer the taste of almond milk to dairy milk until I tried it myself. I always buy the Vanilla or Original flavor that’s 60-70 calories per serving (I always check the label because some have tons of added sugar therefore a lot more calories. I never buy unsweetened).

Don’t get me wrong though, I still love milk, I just prefer almond milk a little more, and the fact that has less calories than milk is a definite bonus. The almond milk goes great in these protein smoothies!

I love how these are delicious AND healthy smoothies! They are packed with protein and antioxidants, and they are a good source of fiber. Thanks to that protein and fiber, these smoothies will fill you up and keep you going. Pictured is 1/2 serving sizes, so yes, you get two of those glasses per serving listed!

Enjoy these fruit smoothies and share! Pass along a nutritious treat.

Protein Smoothie Ingredients

No protein powders full of mystery ingredients here! For the blueberry banana smoothie recipe, you’ll need:

  • Almond milk
  • Quick oats
  • Strawberry or Blueberry non-fat Greek yogurt
  • Banana
  • Blueberries
  • Ice cubes

And for the pina colada smoothie, you’ll need:

  • Almond milk
  • Quick oats
  • Strawberry or Vanilla non-fat Greek yogurt
  • Banana
  • Fresh pineapple
  • Coconut extract
  • Ice cubes

pina colada protein smoothie in glass with a straw

How to Make Protein Smoothies

  • Combine the oats and almond milk and cook in the microwave.
  • Add cooked oats and the rest of the healthy smoothie ingredients (minus the ice) into a blender. Pulse until combined.
  • Add the ice cubes and pulse until the smoothie is your desired consistency.

Can I Use Another Type of Milk in These Smoothies?

Yes, you can use any type of milk you’d like in these protein smoothies. Just make sure your milk doesn’t contain lots of added sugars!

Can I Make These Smoothies in Advance?

No, these fruit smoothies are best enjoyed right away. For some reason, smoothies don’t freeze and thaw well.

Tips for the Best Protein Smoothies

  • For a colder smoothie, let the oats cool for 5 minutes before adding them to the blender.
  • Feel free to use different flavors of yogurt in these healthy smoothies.
  • Cut back on the amount of almond milk you add for an even thicker smoothie.

More Easy Smoothie Recipes You’ll Love:

  • Mango, Peach and Strawberry Smoothie
  • Strawberry Colada Smoothie
  • Wild Blueberry and Pomegranate Smoothie
  • Mango Green Tea Smoothie
  • Banana Almond Flax Smoothie

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