I like to make a lot of my food ahead of time so I'm not so bogged down during the week when I need to get places and do things, but eating would be nice too. So I make a week's worth of Breakfast Protein Smoothies each weekend, then defrost in the fridge overnight each day- perfect to get something solid in, even when you can't think of anything else. Let me show you how easy! And it's important to remember- you can make this any flavor you want- any fruit, any flavor protein powder- make it to your tastes :)
|Your arsenal- from ice and frozen fruit, to yogurt and milk, and your protein powder, metamucil, and milk.|
|And here are the finished smoothies- a giant pitcher of berry breakfast goodness!|
Breakfast Berry Protein Smoothies (1 week/7 servings)
-14 ice cubes (about 2-3 cups)
-2-3 cups frozen fruit of your choice
-2 1/2 cups of plain, low-fat yogurt
-1 1/2 cups (approx.) low-fat milk- adjust amount for texture
-3 1/2 scoops high quality protein powder (30g protein per scoop, or adjust to make amount of protein equal)- I use half and half vanilla and strawberry, but you can use any flavor you like
-4 teaspoons Metamucil Clear & Natural (good and totally unnoticeable fiber in there for you!)
-3 tablespoons brown sugar, or to taste
Put all ingredients in a large blender (if yours is smaller, I suggest doing it in two batches), and blend well, scraping down sides if needed, until everything is smooth and pretty uniform.
Pour 1 - 1 1/4 cup servings into individual containers, and freeze.
Place smoothie in refrigerator last thing before going to bed and it’ll be perfect for you when you wake up in the morning!
|Pour 1 to 1 1/4 cup servings into individual jars or containers, and stick them in your freezer. Take one out last thing each night and you'll have a perfect smoothie in the morning.|