This high protein smoothie is my favourite smoothie and I make it pretty much every day, to help me hit my daily protein target. I haven’t gotten bored of it yet! If you like a milkshake-y smoothie, this is for you.
The high protein content means I’m full for hours after drinking this, and get a nice boost of leafy greens early in the day. The protein powder that I use is unsweetened and unflavoured, so I can control the amount of sugar I’m consuming. Plain Icelandic yogurt (also sometimes called Skyr) is key here as well for its very high protein content!
I add dates for sweetness because of their high fibre content (fibre also helps keep us satiated). This is not a sweet smoothie, so if you prefer a sweeter smoothie, omit the cocoa powder, or add another date. Soy milk is my milk of choice in this smoothie for its higher protein content as well.
Since this is a filling smoothie, I split it with my husband. You could halve the recipe if you’re making a single smoothie.
Place everything in the order listed into a high speed blender and blend until smooth. I use the tamper to push down and ensure even blending. Top with cacao nibs and enjoy!
Time saving tip: I take a few minutes each week and make up freezer bags of my smoothie bags for the week. I put a sliced banana, the berries and the spinach in the freezer bag so that my smoothie making is a bit quicker when I’m in a rush.