Fruit Energy Smoothie

I love smoothies!  I try to have one once a day for extra nutrients (from fruits and veggies) and protein (when I add protein powder), but of course during the winter it was really hard to want to drink an ice cold smoothie.  Now that the warmer Spring weather has finally arrived, I have been enjoying a smoothie daily when I get home from work as a great afternoon snack.  Since my smoothies are filled with fruits, some veggies I sneak in, and usually protein powder, my smoothies give me a great boost of energy which is perfect as a pick-me-up after work.  This smoothie I made today was so good that I knew immediately I had to post it because it is definitely a smoothie I will want to make again!

This recipe was adapted from here:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 apple
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/3 of a frozen peach
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Optional: 2 T ground flaxseed
  • Optional: 1/2 scoop vanilla  protein powder

Directions:  Place everything in a blender and blend until smooth!

I actually haven’t tried this smoothie with the protein powder.  I try not to use protein powders unless I feel like I did not get enough protein in my day from wholefoods.  I’m sure it tastes fine in this smoothie though, most of my smoothies are made with vanilla protein powder and I absolutely love the taste!  So if you want an extra bit of protein in your day I highly recommend adding the vanilla protein powder.

This recipe makes one smoothie.
Without the protein powder, this recipe yields approximately 255 calories and 5.5g protein.
With Sunwarrior Vanilla Protein Powder, this recipe yields approximately 295 calories and 13g protein.

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