A light and refreshing strawberries and cream protein smoothie. Thick enough to be a smoothie and loaded with good-for-you protein to rebuild muscles after a workout.
I know it’s getting a little colder here in the northeast, but when I’m done exercising I’m usually a hot mess. A hot and sweaty mess. To refuel from my workout session, I make it a point to try and eat something healthy afterwards.
That’s not to say I’ve never downed three huge squares of chocolate and then a slice of pizza after a workout–I’m human after all. But when I’m staying on top of healthy eating, I’ll whip up an easy protein shake or smoothie. When I’m in the mood for a little more indulgent, I’ll go for a chocolate peanut butter protein shake…but when I’m in need of fruits I’ll go for this strawberries and cream protein smoothie 🍓.
It uses my favorite protein powder that doesn’t taste the least bit chalky. I get the Vanilla Ice Cream flavor because it’s so versatile and easy to mix. I use it in my protein pancakes, chocolate peanut butter shake, energy bites, and even in overnight oats.
It’s the best protein powder I’ve tasted – a lot of brands taste chalky and well…unpleasant. This particular brand is so good that I could drink it just blended up with water and ice. Love it.
This smoothie is easy to put together and even easier to sip on. Simply add all the ingredients to a blender or a single serve blender cup (which is my favorite way to make smoothies) and then blend. Easy as pie? No, it’s as easy as smoothies. I’ll stop now.
What’s your favorite post-workout fuel?
Strawberries and Cream Protein Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 2 ounces Greek yogurt preferably frozen
- 1/2-1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk
- Add each ingredient to a blender, adding the almond milk last so that the frozen berries and yogurt do not stick together and become one frozen berry mass.
- Blend until smooth.
- Sip and enjoy!