DYI Protein Smoothie
(makes one smoothie)
1 cup of liquid (almond milk, kefir, coconut milk, dairy, etc.)
1 handful of greens (baby spinach or kale)
1 cup of frozen berries or other fruit
½ frozen banana, chopped
1 scoop of protein powder
1 tbsp nut butter (peanut, almond, etc.)
Place the liquid and greens in a high-speed blender and blend. Add the fruit, banana, protein powder and nut butter and blend until smooth. If it's too thick, add more liquid. Drink immediately.
A single serving of this recipe (made with 2% milk) has 441 calories.
Read through the nutrition label for a snapshot of this recipe's nutritional profile. If the nutrition label lists less than 5 percent daily value for a nutrient, it is considered low, while 20 percent or more is high. In general, you want to limit saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium, and get enough fiber, vitamins, and minerals.