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For a refreshing and enriching smoothie, try this strawberry protein smoothie made with fresh strawberries, bananas, greek yogurt, milk and protein powder. It’s quick to whip up with 21 grams of protein per serving!
Ingredients & substitutions
- Milk: You can use any type of milk for this smoothie. 2% milk will give it a creamier flavor and texture as compared to skim milk, or you can use any plant based milk like almond, coconut, oat or soy.
- Banana: Use a frozen banana for the creamiest texture and eliminate the need for ice. The banana should be ripe or overripe for the best flavor.
- Strawberries: You can use fresh or frozen strawberries. Cut in half before adding to the blender so that they combine easily.
- Yogurt: Use Greek yogurt for an extra boost of protein, though you can make it with plain as well. A vanilla flavored yogurt will add a little extra sweetness, and you can use other flavors like strawberry.
- Protein powder: Adding protein powder makes this smoothie an ideal breakfast or pre or post workout drink.
how to make strawberry PROTEIN smoothie
- Add the ingredients to a blender.
- Blend until smooth and creamy with no chunks of fruit.
Tips for making smoothies
- Freeze the banana ahead of time. Whenever you have bananas that are going to go past their best, pop bananas into the freezer to stop the browning process. You can then add them right into smoothies for a really creamy texture and cold sip.
- Don’t add ice. The frozen banana means you won’t have to add ice, which can water down and thin your smoothie.
- Skip the protein powder. Adding protein powder to smoothies gives them an extra energy boost, but you can make this drink without if you prefer.
- Use a high speed blender. This will get the ingredients nice and smooth. If you don’t have a high speed blender, you may need to stir it a few times, and blend for slightly longer til all of the banana has broken down.
Frequently Asked Questions
Smoothies are best enjoyed as soon as you’ve made them. Once the fruits are blended, they start to loose their vitamins. If you can’t enjoy your strawberry protein smoothie right away, keep it covered in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
The beauty of smoothies is that they are so easy to adapt to your taste. Try to keep the banana as it really helps with the texture, but the strawberries can easily be swapped for other berries or fruits. Try it with raspberries, mango, blueberries and anything else you like!
This smoothie is sweet enough as it is especially with the vanilla yogurt and ripe fruits. But if your bananas or strawberries aren’t ripe enough then you can add a sweetener. Liquid sweeteners are best to use, like honey, maple syrup or liquid allulose, so that they blend in easily with the other ingredients.
This strawberry protein smoothie is perfect when you need a bit of a pick-me-up. Great for a quick and easy breakfast or to enjoy as a mid afternoon snack when your energy levels are low. Ready to enjoy in minutes, it’s perfectly creamy and delicious.
For more healthy smoothies:
- Tahini Milkshake
- Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- Superfood Smoothie
- Kale Smoothie
- Pina Colada Smoothie
- Papaya Smoothie
- Pineapple Smoothie
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Strawberry Protein Smoothie
- 1 ½ cup milk
- 1 ripe frozen banana
- 2 cups strawberries
- ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
- Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend for 60-120 seconds until you get a smooth and creamy texture.
- Taste the smoothie, adding more milk if it is too thick or adding more sweetener if it’s not sweet enough for you. Pour into a cup or mason jar. Enjoy immediately, or store in fridge for up to 24 hours.
- Instead of regular milk, you can use any other plant-based milk to make this vegan, including almond milk, cashew milk or coconut milk.
- Instead of Greek yogurt, you can use plant-based yogurt or even plain yogurt.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.