Berry Vanilla Protein Smoothie

Berry Vanilla Protein Smoothie

This simple Berry Vanilla Protein Smoothie is quick and easy to whip up on a busy morning.

A combination of strawberries, blueberries and grapes with cinnamon and vanilla make for a tasty, healthy and satisfying breakfast, perfect for at home or on the go.

Berry Vanilla Protein Smoothie

If you haven’t already figured out, I love smoothies! A simple smoothie is one of my favorite weekday breakfasts. If I’m not making a big breakfast for the family I prefer a smoothie or yogurt bowl in the mornings. And actually my kids do too!

Berry Vanilla Protein Smoothie

I really got into smoothies about 5 years or so ago. I wanted to clean up my diet and start incorporating more fruits and vegetables. I watched the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead and I was inspired to make homemade juices and smoothies. When I really thought about my diet I found that on an average day I didn’t eat as many vegetables and fruits as I thought I did. But if I started out my day with a juice or smoothie I was starting my day out with handfuls of greens, cups of fruit and/or veggies and often protein, seeds or nuts.

I’ve posted a few green smoothies already such as this Caribbean Coconut Green Smoothie and my Banana Orange Pear Green Smoothie. I make green smoothies most often because greens like spinach, wheatgrass and kale are excellent superfoods packed with vitamins and minerals.

However, I do like to mix things up. Having the same breakfast everyday would just get dull. So, I often make smoothies with unsweetened almond milk or unsweetened coconut almond milk (my new favorite) or kefir and add berries and/or banana and protein powder.

This Berry Vanilla Protein Smoothie is one of my new favorites. In the past, I primarily used vegan chocolate protein powder but a few months ago I decided to give vanilla a try. And I’m so glad I did! Vegan vanilla protein powder is a delicious addition to a berry or peach smoothie. Just add fruit, a splash of vanilla extract and cinnamon and you’ve got yourself and delicious and healthy breakfast.

I add cinnamon because it not only compliments the vanilla flavor but cinnamon has a lot of health benefits, including balancing out blood sugar levels. So, when I make a smoothie with fruit, cinnamon helps to balance blood sugar.

As a smoothie fan, over the years I’ve learned that the perfect smoothie needs to be tasty, healthy and keep you full. I basically add

  • vegetables and/or fruit
  • liquid such as nondairy milk, kefir, yogurt, coconut water or water
  • protein powder and/or a combo or flaxseed meal, chia seeds, hemp seeds, collagen powder, nuts, etc.
  • ice, if not using frozen fruit

Smoothies really allow you to get creative in the kitchen. And they’re a super easy meal or snack to make with your kids. What kid doesn’t love to use a blender?! And when you’re done they’ll enjoy their healthy, special treat that they helped make.

Here are links to some of the products I love:

Vitamix | mason jars | Orgain Organic Protein Powder |

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Berry Vanilla Protein Smoothie
This simple Berry Vanilla Protein Smoothie is quick and easy to whip up on a busy morning. A combination of strawberries, blueberries and grapes with cinnamon and vanilla make for a tasty, healthy and satisfying breakfast, perfect for at home or on the go.
Berry Vanilla Protein Smoothie
Course Breakfast, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine American, vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Breakfast, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine American, vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Berry Vanilla Protein Smoothie
Instructions
  1. Pour the milk into a Vitamix or other high powered blender.
  2. Add the fruit, vanilla, cinnamon and protein powder.
  3. Blend, starting at a low setting and slowly turning up as it blends. Turn to the high setting and blend for about 30 seconds or until smooth.
  4. Serve in two glasses and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

If you don’t have frozen blueberries or strawberries frozen grapes would work too. Just pick two of the fruits to use frozen in order to give the smoothie a thicker consistency. If you’d like a thinner smoothie just use one frozen fruit.

Click here to check out all my smoothie recipes here.

Berry Vanilla Protein Smoothie

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