My daughter and I went to the gym early this morning and by the time we got home, we were starving. What was I going to do? A quick Mixed Fruit Smoothie was the answer.
Why a Smoothie?
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We all know that smoothies are supposed to be healthier, but why did I choose to make one? I wanted something that was filling and full of protein but easy to make. If you have ever had a starving 13-year-old or a starving teen, in general, you know you have to get food in there fast. 🙂 Enter my protein-packed Mixed Fruit Smoothie. A delicious low point smoothie that will keep the hunger monster away. If you have seen a hangry teenage girl (or boy) it ain't pretty.
Different Types of Smoothies
I love to make smoothies and experimenting with different fruits and flavors to see what new tasty mixtures I can come up with. My family members are my test subjects and some they like some are flops. I promise to only tell you guys about the good ones. My latest creation is mixed berry with and bananas and oat milk. I don't mind oat milk but, to be honest, my family isn't too fond of oat milk by itself but in my smoothie, they didn't even notice it. Oat milk is a great way to add the creaminess of milk without the added fat. A win-win if you ask me.
Plant-Based Protein vs Whey or Soy
I prefer plant-based protein powder to other forms but use what works best for you. I like that plant-based protein powders are easier to digest and that means easier on our systems. Another plus for me is the taste. I prefer the taste of Optimum Nutrition 100% plant-based protein powder over all of the others I have tried. I have tried many brands of whey, soy, and plant-based protein powders. Optimum Nutrition has come out on top for me in the taste department. The WW app-only mentions the whey protein type of this brand, so I count the points like its whey. I also made sure to check the box that says its a drink so the app calculated correctly.
Leave your favorite smoothie recipes in the comments below. Let me know what your favorite protein powder is.Print
1 cup Organic Frozen Berry Blend
1/2 cup unsweetened oat milk
1 scoop Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Plant Based Protein Powder drink mix
1 cups of ice
1/2 medium banana (frozen)
Blend all ingredients in a blender or smoothie maker. Enjoy
Add a little water until you have your desired consistency