This berry protein smoothie is fruity and gives you great protein boost! Loaded with fresh fruity flavor from the raspberries and blueberries. Perfect for a quick breakfast smoothie, an easy lunch or a delicious healthy dessert!
Smoothies for Lunch
Can we talk about how many meals I have to make a week?
I make our granola that we eat every day for breakfast. I make our yogurt that we snack on through the week and use in frozen desserts. Every Sunday I make a loaf of bread that we use for our lunch sandwiches. The almond butter that we have on those sandwiches is homemade. I cook dinner six nights a week.
So, when it's time for lunch on Saturday and Sunday, I am over it. I want something quick and easy, but still healthy.
Lately I've discovered smoothies for lunch! They are perfect! We usually go out to eat on Saturday night, so having a smoothie for lunch is just right.
We have had this berry protein smoothie several times, before I finally got around to taking some photos of it. It's so good!
Ingredients to Make this Berry Smoothie.
I almost always have the ingredients to make this smoothie in the pantry, fridge and freezer, so it is quick and easy to whip up.
Blueberries - frozen. I bought a bunch when they were on sale and filled my freezer with them!
Raspberries - frozen. I also bought a bunch of these when they were on sale and have them in my freezer. If you have any left over, they would be great in a compote!
Vanilla Protein Powder - can use another flavor if you prefer.
Yogurt & Milk - You can't tell in the photo, but I used 1/2 cup of yogurt and 1/4 cup of milk.
Banana - ripe.
Ice cubes - about 5.
Tip for freezing blueberries and raspberries:
This tip is good for all berries and small fruit like grapes. Lay them on a cookie sheet in a single layer and freeze them. Scoop them into freezer bags and store them in the freezer. This keeps them from freezing into a hard clump.
How to Make this Protein Smoothie
Making a smoothie is so easy, you just put the stuff in the blender and process, right? Well, not quite.
There is an order to placing the ingredients in the blender that will make it go a little smoother. You start with your liquid ingredients, then any powder, regular fruit and vegetables, frozen fruit and vegetables and then ice.
For this homemade protein smoothie you start by adding the milk and the yogurt, then the vanilla protein powder, the banana, the frozen blueberries and raspberries and then the ice into your favorite blender. Blend until smooth and frothy!
Protein Berry Smoothie - so good!
This homemade smoothie is so good! We are always looking for good vanilla protein powder recipes and this is one! We have it on regular rotation. It's rich and creamy and the berry flavor really shines!
Variations - you could change out the berries and use strawberries. Use all raspberries and a chocolate protein powder for a chocolate raspberry smoothie! So many possibilities!
Looking for more delicious smoothie recipes using blueberries, raspberries and strawberries:
This Raspberry Green Tea Smoothie gets it's pretty pink color from the raspberries and little tartness from the green tea.
Blueberry Almond Smoothie - who knew blueberries and almonds go so good together?!
This Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie is like sipping summer in a glass!
Pomegranate Smoothie - yogurt, pomegranate juice, bananas and blueberries! So good!
If you want even more smoothie recipes, be sure and follow my Smoothie Recipes Board on Pinterest!
Protein Berry Smoothie
- 1/2 cup yogurt plain
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup raspberries frozen
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 5 ice cubes
- In a blender combine the milk, yogurt, protein powder, banana, raspberries and blueberries.
- Top with the ice.
- Blend until smooth and frothy!