Fave High Protein Smoothie

Fave High Protein Smoothie

Posted on: March 3, 2023

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.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain Icelandic yogurt (about 20 grams of protein)
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder (I use allmax brand – one scoop has 27 grams of protein)
  • 1 heaping tbsp almond butter (4 grams of protein)
  • scant 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 4 medjool dates
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries (I use a combo of cherries, blueberries and blackberries)
  • 1 frozen banana, pre-sliced
  • 4 cups frozen baby spinach
  • cacao nibs, for topping
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups soy milk, depending on the consistency you prefer

Directions:

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.