Today is Monday and it finally feels like Spring! The weather outside is starting to warm up here and even though this is the allergy season (and my family all suffer with this every year), the one who suffers the most is my 15 year old daughter Elizabeth. She needs allergy shots and vitamins to help keep her immune system intact. So, I made her a protein smoothie to help her get her day started before she went off to school.
I made this protein smoothie with a glass of Almond milk, a small banana, some fresh pineapple, shredded coconut and my protein powder. And it tasted like my favorite drink, the pina colada! Elizabeth loved it! And, I love it too!
I usually look for a protein powder that has plenty of vitamins, and at least 14 grams of protein per scoop, and you can use any protein powder with any smoothie. Protein smoothies can be a great way to replenish fluids and repair muscle, especially after a workout at the gym. It's a great "go-to" snack in the afternoon too. For me, its easy to make and gets my day started.
And since I love pina coladas, this was definitely one smoothie I had to try! I have to tell you it was very filling and refreshing! Thumbs up on this one!
Here's a tip: Don't throw out your bananas, I keep mine in the freezer so I have them when I need them for a quick recipe, especially when they are ripe.
Pina Colada Protein Smoothie
- 1 small frozen banana
- 2/3 cup vanilla Almond Milk
- 1/2 scoop whey protein powder
- 1 Tbsp. organic shredded coconut
- 3 chunks fresh pineapple
- few ice cubes
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend for one minute. Pour into a tall glass and serve.
Recipe adapted by Saving Room for Dessert