A Banana Protein Smoothie is a healthy and filling way to start your day. Not just for breakfast, though. It’s a meal in itself with spinach, protein powder, avocado, and a splash of cinnamon. In addition, there’s almond milk, frozen banana, and some ice cubes to chill it down for a cool smoothie. The combination of flavors is delicious, which is why this ranks as one of my favorite breakfasts.
Make this easy smoothie in about 5 minutes, which is great when you’re in a hurry or really hungry.
More importantly, make this smoothie for your health and simply because it tastes great.
Once you blend all the protein and vitamins together, drink it in a glass, or pour it in a to-go container when you’re on the move.
Making a Banana Protein Smoothie
It all goes into the blender, or you can use a food processor just as well.
Some blenders have measure-marks on the side, like mine does, which makes it all the more easy.
If your blender has the measure-marks, pour in the almond milk to the 1 cup mark, or simply measure out 1 cup.
Next, drop in the ice cubes and half of a frozen banana.
To freeze bananas, peal them, then cut them into smaller pieces…your blender will thank you for this.
Freeze them in an air-tight container with waxed paper separating the layers.
For this recipe, I peal each banana and cut it into 4 pieces. Two pieces equals a half banana.
You don’t have to use frozen bananas.
I noticed that the banana flavor is stronger when not frozen, so if you really love the banana flavor, don’t freeze them.
You still taste the banana when they’re frozen, however, just not as much.
Next, add the cinnamon and protein powder.
I don’t measure the cinnamon any more, which is why I put in this picture above showing a “splash of cinnamon.”
I just give it the ol’ eyeball and that’s usually good enough, although the recipe calls for 1/4 teaspoon.
The protein powder should have a scoop in it, so add 2 scoops.
I use Orgain Organic Protein Powder in the vanilla flavor, but there again, you can mix it up. It comes in many flavors, like chocolate and strawberry.
The last 2 ingredients are the avocado and spinach.
If the avocado is medium to large, just add 1/4 of it. If it’s small, add half.
Measure out 2 cups of spinach the first time, and see how full your blender is. You shouldn’t have to measure every time, plus it will save time.
I grab a handful and it’s good to go.
Blend it all up and you’re done.
Are you a healthy eater?
I try to be in between the bacon, pasta, and cream cheese. There are so many great tasting foods out there, but here are some great healthier choices:
- Mushroom Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- Chicken and Mushroom Skillet
- Blueberry Protein Pancakes I love these for lunch
- Strawberry Whole Wheat Muffins make great snacks
- Meatballs and Gravy using healthier alternatives
AND…if you are craving a little dessert…
Banana Protein Smoothie
- 1 cup almond milk
- 4 ice cubes
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 scoops protein powder, vanilla
- 1/4 fresh avocado, (or 1/2 if small)
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- Measure all ingredients into blender. Blend until everything is smooth and thoroughly mixed.
- Serve immediately. Enjoy!
Banana Protein Smoothie
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