I bought a new protein powder the other day, and have been trying it out in various smoothies. I usually don’t tamper with that kind of thing, I find that I meet my protein quota pretty easily most days; but, I figured it’s on sale and raw, and slightly cheaper than Vega. So, why the hell not? The first time I tried it, I put it into a banana almond butter smoothie. I used a full scoop and once I took a sip I was immediately taken aback by how grainy it was. Because I’m not used to this sort of thing, I guess it could have been worse. But, there’s not flavor to it, so as long as I use a half scoop in my mega smoothies, I’m good to go.
Of course, in this smoothie, you don’t need to use protein powder; it’s just an option! In this delightful breakfast smoothie we have sweetly ripe banana, deep red strawberries, a delicious orange for some acidity, avocado for luscious creaminess and adorable sprouts. Yes, I did just call sprouts adorable. Have you really looked at them? They are so cute and tiny! I almost feel bad for eating them, almost. 😉
I added ice to this smoothie, but you could most definitely use a frozen banana and frozen strawberries to keep it cold. This smoothie will keep you full and satisfied for quite some time, so I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it as a snack; it’s a meal (for me at least).
- 1 Medium-sized Banana
- 1 Orange, Peeled (Equivalent to 1 Cup)
- 1 Cup Chopped Strawberries
- ⅓ Cup Avocado
- 1 Cup Sprouts
- ½ Cup Water
- A Few Ice Cubes
- Optional: Add in your Favorite Protein Powder
- Place all ingredients into a blender, with soft items closest to the blades, and puree until completely smooth. Serve immediately.
The bloghop, this month, is filled with so many amazing blogs! I love that I’m able to be a part of it, and continue to share the foodie love. Here’s a list of all of the bloggers that are participating!
A Little bit of everything ~ Roxana GreenGirl ~ @RoxanaGreenGirl
Baker Street ~ Anuradha ~ @bakerstreet29
Baking and Cooking, A Tale of Two Loves ~ Becky Higgins
BigFatBaker ~ Erin ~ @BigFatBaker
Bon à croquer ~ Valerie ~ @Valouth
Cake Duchess ~ Lora ~ @Cakeduchess
Easily Good Eats ~ Three Cookies
Elephant Eats ~ Amy
GeorgieCakes ~ Georgie ~ @georgiecakes
Hobby and More ~ Richa ~ @betit19
Java Cupcake ~ Betsy Eves ~ @JavaCupcake
Mis Pensamientos ~ Junia ~ @juniakk
No One Likes Crumbley Cookies ~ TR ~ @TRCrumbley
Oh Cake ~ Jessica ~ @jesshose
Queen’s Notebook ~ Elizabeth ~ @Mango_Queen
Rico sin Azúcar ~ Helena ~ @ricosinazucar
Simply Reem ~ Reem ~ @simplyreem
Soni’s Food for Thought ~ Soni ~ @sonisfood
Teaspoon of Spice ~ Deanna ~ @tspbasil
That Skinny Chick Can Bake!!! ~ Liz ~ @Thatskinnychick
The Art of Cooking Real Food ~ Laura ~@TAofCRF
The Wimpy Vegetarian ~ Susan ~ @wimpyvegetarian
Vegan Yack Attack! ~ Jackie ~ @veganyackattack
Vegetarian Mamma ~ Cindy ~ @VegetarianMamma
Please join in on the #berrylove fun by linking up any berry recipe from the month of March 2012. Don’t forget to link back to this post, so that your readers know to come stop by the #berrylove event! The twitter hashtag is #berrylove.