Liquid diets don’t work. Full stop. You’ll put the weight back on as quickly as it took to drink the smoothies… However, protein smoothies, just like this one, can be a healthy breakfast if you’re short of time in the morning or just don’t feel like anything too heavy. They’re also great to replenish muscles after your workout; the carbs in this smoothies (berries,banana, almond butter) will top up your glycogen stores whilst the protein will feed your muscles with the essential amino acids they need post training to help you get lean. Smoothies such as this are also fab as a mid-afternoon ‘snack’ to help curb those sugar cravings and stop you reaching for the bad guys – refined sugars.
I love concocting different recipes for protein smoothies; they’re vitamin rich, will help you feel fuller for longer (due to the obvious addition of protein powder) and are fun to make! So whip your nutribullet out gurrrrl and start a smootholution by making this little gem of a recipe. If you’re making it for breakfast, I’d suggest adding half a banana too…
- Handful of blueberries
- Handful of raspberries
- Handful of spinach
- 1 scoop vanilla PhD protein powder
- Half a cup almond milk
- Half a cup Koko dairy free
- 1 teaspoon almond butter
- Half a banana
- Blend for 10 seconds
- Top with a sprinkle of chia seeds or flaxseeds for extra protein!