Fruity Protein Smoothie
It’s a bit warm here in North Carolina today. 97 degrees warm and grievously humid, to be exact. Luckily I had all the ingredients to make one of my favorite treats, a fruit and soy protein smoothie. I eat one of these for breakfast almost every other day, because it is so easy to throw together before I run out the door for work. It’s also a low-fat, super easy, and delicious way to get a boost of energy that will tide you over until lunchtime. I shared this one with my Mom, and it really hit the spot.
For the protein, I use Whole Foods brand vegetarian Soy Protein Powder in vanilla flavor. Before I went vegan, I used either The Biggest Loser Protein or Aria Women’s Protein, which are both brands of “designer whey.” Whey is a byproduct of milk, so I had to give up whey protein in my smoothies when I kicked dairy. All three brands of protein powder are delicious. I can’t even tell the difference between soy protein and whey protein in a smoothie like this; the flavor really comes from the fruit – everything else is just creamy filler.
Fru-Fru Protein Smoothie Ingredients
1 scoop Vanilla Soy Protein Powder
1/3 cup Soy Milk
1/3 cup Orange Juice
1 whole ripe banana, peeled
1 cup frozen mixed fruit
1 tsp. stevia (or any sweetener)
1 cup ice
Dump all ingredients in your blender, and puree until smooth and creamy.
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