Blueberry Banana Smoothie

I have been making LOTS of smoothies lately.  With this warm weather, a cool and refreshing smoothie is a perfect afternoon treat.  I have also been making smoothies to get extra protein and as an easy way to get my new daily dose of maca.

Blueberries and bananas are two fruits that go really well together.  Wait, any fruit goes together well! But the blueberry and banana combination is an awesome flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup blueberries, frozen
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 1/4 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp stevia (or other sweetener)
  • Optional: 1/2 scoop protein powder (I used Sunwarrior Vanilla)
  • Optional: 1 tsp maca powder

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy!

This smoothie could also be increased in nutrition by adding a handful of spinach, though I’m sure the color wouldn’t look the best.  But the taste of the smoothie is what’s important!

I don’t have a picture of this smoothie because I got a new blender.  It is a blue-tinted bottle so you can’t really see the smoothie and I didn’t want to dirty a glass just for a picture of a smoothie, besides the color they all pretty much look the same.

Anyways, I absolutely love this blender! You just toss all the ingredients together in the bottle, put the blender cap on, blend, and then switch the blender cap for the drinking cap.  It is super easy and no clean up (well, besides the blender cap, which I just put in the dishwasher, and until you have to clean the bottle after drinking the smoothie, which I also put in the dishwasher.) It is perfect for someone who makes smoothies daily or almost every day and likes them to be portable.

This recipe (with both optional ingredients) yields approximately 250 calories and 11g protein.

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