This Mixed Berry Protein Smoothie is loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and protein. Perfect for after workouts or to start your day.
Mixed Berry Protein Smoothie Recipe
It’s February and this is the first smoothie recipe I have posted this year. My morning smoothie is the last step in my “routine” that made me feel like I was officially “back on track.” Between a vacation last Fall, then the holidays, January needed to be a “Back on Track” month for me. Then, I tore the meniscus in my knee. Fabulous. Just fabulous. After a good week of not being able to walk right, I got off my bum and got to the gym. I feared that running and Jazzercise would mess up my knee again, and since it’s not 100%, I really want to be careful.
So, I am back to working about just about daily, and watching more of what I eat. And that means it’s time to get my body back on track with my smoothies. A smoothie is the easiest way to get in a huge dose of fruits and vegetables in one delicious meal. Add in some of the spices I have listed below and protein powder and you got yourself a Protein Packed Power Smoothie.
Here is everything I have in my Mixed Berry Protein Smoothie and why I selected each ingredient. As you can see, each item packs a nutritious punch.
Strawberries – They taste great and are loaded with vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants. As an added benefit, they are low-calorie and fat-free.
Blueberries – These blue beauties are loaded with antioxidants.
Blackberries – They are not only pretty and great tasting, but they are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and are rich in antioxidants. Blackberries have anthocyanins, which are the antioxidants that give blackberries their color which have been shown to reduce inflammation. Blackberries have also been known to help with skin, eye, bone, and digestive tract health.
Lemon – Lemons aren’t just for adding to your water! They are also loaded with vitamins, minerals, and contain flavonoids, which are composites that contain antioxidant and cancer fighting properties.
Carrots – They are linked to preventing cancer and giving you healthier looking skin, plus they give you vitamin A and aid in digestion.
Cucumbers – Since they are 95% water, they are great for rehydration. Cucumbers are also a great source of vitamin B, so that means they are a natural pick-me-up.
Cinnamon – Helps increase your metabolism. Need I say more? I add it into every smoothie I make.
Chia seeds – These little guys are nutritional powerhouses, I add them to every smoothie.
Turmeric – One of the main benefits is it helps with inflammation. So, if you work out a lot or have tired muscles, it’s great for you! I also add this to every smoothie.
Protein Powder – When my smoothie is a meal replacement for me and especially before a workout, I like adding in protein powder.
Now, here is my Mixed Berry Protein Smoothie Recipe, be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.
- 4 - 5 baby Carrots
- 4 slices of Cucumbers
- 3 - 4 Strawberries
- Handful of (10 - 12) Blueberries
- 4 - 5 Blackberries
- Half of a slice of Lemon - rind removed
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1 tsp. Turmeric
- 1 tsp. Chia seeds
- Recommended amount of Protein Powder
- 4 - 6 oz of liquid - Skim milk, almond milk, coconut milk, coconut water
- Place all ingredients as listed into your favorite blending device
- Blend until smooth
I hope you enjoy this Mixed Berry Smoothie as much as I do!
*Berry Tip* If you ever end up with more fresh berries in your refrigerator that you can eat before they start to go bad, freeze them! Frozen berries are great in smoothies (like this one and the ones listed below) and in…ice cream!
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