I love smoothies. Especially protein smoothies. But in the past few months, I’ve gotten lazy. And started just getting my morning fuel from Protein Bar around the corner from my office. Now, Protein Bar is the bomb. Nothing wrong with Protein Bar. But, I probably should watch my wallet better when I’m about a month away from my wedding.
That being said, I’ve also started to track my Macros (fat, carbs, protein and alcohol consumption). Please don’t be startled if the month of August is teeming with fitness, macro or healthy food talk. I am definitely trying to tone down before my wedding and honeymoon to Italy.
But back to the protein smoothie. I shared this baby back in the day when I had another blog. The recipe was handed down from my bestie, who found it somewhere on Pinterest (we could never find the link) and then I altered it slightly. Feel free to alter it as you will too! But I recommend using this as a starting base, to get that cinnamon-y bun flavor.
It really is delicious (P.S. Do you like my nail polish? Apparently I was distracted by it when taking this photo). So delicious, in fact, I made it because I’ve been craving it for weeks. Just out of the blue! Like a really good dessert, except really good for you. In fact, the macros (if you’re interested) look something like this:
3.07g of fat
17.15g of protein
59.14g of carbs
Not bad, I’d say. Especially since I’m trying to up my protein levels (found out yesterday, I’m fairly balanced with carbs and fats, but probably go a bit overboard on them to compensate for my severe protein deficiency–who knew!). Note: Don’t be afraid of the dark brown/green color. That’s from the Vega protein powder I used. If you use whey, or another type of protein brand, you may get a different color.
- 1 frozen banana, cut into at least four pieces
- 1 cup soy or almond milk (I used almond milk)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Vegan French Vanilla)
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Blend all ingredients together in blender, and enjoy!