Many articles and studies kept saying eat a wholesome breakfast. I realized during both pregnancies, I needed to eat enough protein at every meal to prevent feeling even more sluggish than I already felt carrying around this baby belly. I started making protein smoothies because they are quick, portable, and they actually keep me full and energized. My toddler will also happily share a smoothie with me which is amazing. Anyone with a toddler knows it is like the medieval gladiator games to get them to eat anything decent.
I wanted to share one of my smoothie favorites.
For any delicious smoothie you need a liquid base(milk or milk alternative), a protein (Greek yogurt, nut butter or protein powder), blender, and some fruit or flavoring. For this smoothie I used Sprouts Vanilla Vegan protein powder, 2% milk, frozen cherries, frozen bananas and chia seeds. You can find the full recipe below.
1/2 cup of 2% milk
Banana Split Protein Smoothie
1 scoop/serving of Vanilla protein powder
1 cup of frozen dark sweet cherries
1 tsp of chia seeds
A couple ice cubes and a splash of water to help blend/liquefy
Mix in blender until smooth.
I always put the milk in first followed by the protein powder and swirl it around a bit to help with blending.
So delicious, filled with vitamins and minerals, approximately 25g of protein and 300 calories. I hope you enjoy.