Smoothies

Blueberry Pineapple Protein Smoothie

When blueberries are in season, this healthy Blueberry Pineapple Protein Smoothie is a favorite to make.

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Actually, I make it all the time, thanks to frozen blueberries, which always live in my freezer. That said, freezing a batch of fresh blueberries to use in your smoothies and other recipes is always a good thing, so be sure and stock up when they’re in season!

I use my favorite high-powered blender to blend this smoothie. A high-powered blender works best because those frozen fruits need to be pulverized, otherwise, it’s not a “smoothie,” it’s a “chunky,” and no one wants that!

Blueberry Pineapple Protein Smoothie

As usual, I blend in stages. First I add the almond milk and protein powder and blend. This helps mix the dry and wet ingredients before adding the frozen bits. Otherwise, the powder tends to clump when mixed with the frozen fruits.

Finally, I add a spoonful of almond butter and the frozen blueberries, pineapple and banana bits. Give it a high-powered blend and it’s done!

Since I make smoothies daily, I keep an abundance of frozen fruits in my freezer. For fresh fruits that are in season and that I want to freeze, or like bananas that I peel and break in half, I use these silicone reusable ziplock bags. Money-saver and eco-friendly!

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Blueberry Pineapple Protein Smoothie
 
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Blueberry Pineapple Protein Smoothie
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Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup unsweetend almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground almond butter
  • ⅓ cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 4 or 5 pieces frozen pineapple chunks
Instructions
  1. Note: This smoothie yields the best consistency if blended in stages.

  2. In a high-powdered blender, add almond milk and protein powder and blend until combined.

  3. Add in ground almond butter, frozen blueberries, frozen banana and frozen pineapple chunks; blend well and serve immediately.

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When blueberries are in season, this healthy Blueberry Pineapple Protein Smoothie is a favorite to make.When blueberries are in season, this healthy Blueberry Pineapple Protein Smoothie is a favorite to make.

 

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ABC (Almond Banana Cinnamon) Protein Smoothie

This ABC (Almond Banana Cinnamon) Protein Smoothie is my go-to smoothie full of flavor and healthy ingredients.

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Almond milk, almond butter, frozen banana, organic ground cinnamon, and vanilla protein powder make up the main ingredients, with a few other extras thrown in for yumminess. Here’s I put together my ABC (Almond Banana Cinnamon) Protein Smoothie.

Frozen bananas are a staple in my freezer, as are frozen pineapple chunks. That said, you’ll need a high-powered blender (this is the brand I use!) to whip up all the frozen components of this smoothie.

Rather than throwing all the ingredients in the blender at once and then hitting the switch to blend, I’ve found that blending in stages yields the best consistency. Here’s how I blend mine:

ABC (Almond Banana Cinnamon) Protein Smoothie

In your high-powered blender, add almond milk, protein powder, ground spices (cinnamon, cloves, ginger) and blend until combined.

Then add flax seed oil and almond butter; blend again. This is my favorite flax seed oil. I like to use oil rather than flax seeds because it’s more easily digested and I can also use the oil to make healthy salad dressings.

Finally, add frozen banana and pineapple chunks and blend on high until frozen bits are obliterated.

Since I make smoothies daily, I keep an abundance of frozen fruits in my freezer. For fresh fruits that are in season and that I want to freeze, or like bananas that I peel and break in half, I use these silicone reusable ziplock bags. Money-saver and eco-friendly!

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ABC (Almond Banana Cinnamon) Protein Smoothie
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Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup unsweetend almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • organic ground cinnamon, to taste*
  • organic ground cloves, to taste*
  • organic ground ginger, to taste*
  • 1 tsp. flax seed oil (Here's my favorite.)
  • 1 Tablespoon ground almond butter
  • ½-3/4 frozen banana
  • 2-3 pieces frozen pineapple chunks

  • *Ground spices can be adjusted according to your taste preference. My ratio is about 4:1; 4 x as much cinnamon as ginger and cloves. I suggest starting out with a few shakes of each and taste as you go. You can always add more of one according to your preference.
Instructions
  1. Note: This smoothie yields the best consistency if blended in stages.

  2. In a high-powdered blender, add almond milk, protein powder, and ground spices and blend until combined.

  3. Add in flax seed oil and ground almond butter; blend.

  4. Add in frozen banana and frozen pineapple chunks; blend well and serve immediately.

 

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