Berry Protein Shake

by Suzanne on April 16, 2012

in drinks

If your concerned about your health as I am you may be trying to eat better, exercise more, take homeopathic approaches to medicines and just generally hold onto what you have or go on a better path than you have been. Those of you that read my blog regularly are wondering what happen to me I’ll tell you…my youth is eluding me :). I have been working out for the past six months pretty regularly and in my younger years this would do the trick to loose a few pounds without being too worried about what I ate. No such luck these days, the older I get the more I have stubbornly realized I must begin to take better care of my body to achieve the same results of youth. I can’t keep taking advantage of my good metabolism and eating like I’m a teenager my whole life and expect things to stay the same.  In attempt to cut unneeded calories, feel good and give me energy I share this recipe with you. If your at the same mind set as I am or just want to add a healthy drink to your repertoire of recipes then give this shake a try.

Berry Protein Shake

1 cup Water 8 oz.
crushed ice
1/2 frozen banana
1 cup mixed fresh or frozen berries 8 oz.
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
2 T. golden flax meal
2 splashes of buttermilk or 2 T. plain Greek yogurt

Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth then enjoy a healthy shake.

Serves: 1
Nutritional Info: (approx.)
Total Calories: 316
Protein: 31g
Carbohydrates: 43g
Fat: 7 g

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1 Rowaida Flayhan April 16, 2012 at 9:44 am

Delicious recipe! Happy Monday wish you a healthy and successful week

2 Sandra's Easy Cooking April 16, 2012 at 10:06 am

Sounds delicious and of course healthy! Great post!

3 Ellie April 16, 2012 at 11:01 am

I up the ante by using fresh brewed green tea in my morning smoothies……..Brew with half the regular amount of water – add ice to chill!!!!

4 Priscilla @ShesCookin April 16, 2012 at 11:25 am

You’re speaking my language with this and your berry parfait 🙂 Pinned both – I think I need to start a new Berry Board. Have a great week, Suzanne!

5 Patty April 16, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Oh your shake looks refreshing and such a pretty color!

6 Amy (Savory Moments) April 16, 2012 at 5:11 pm

I love a good, healthy shake/smoothie – they are so good and perfect for a healthy breakfast. The color of yours is so lovely.

7 Asmita April 16, 2012 at 8:34 pm

This is the perfect breakfast or late afternoon pick me up. I will definitely be making this for my family. We love protein shakes. Looks so delicious!

8 Choc Chip Uru April 17, 2012 at 12:02 am

Stunning colour – this shake belongs at a high class society party 😉
Absolutely delicious my friend!

Choc Chip Uru

9 Soni April 17, 2012 at 9:46 am

I know exactly what you mean, my friend!Need more recipes like this to stay fit and healthy :)This looks beautiful and a perfect breakfast to start the day!Will be trying it for sure 🙂

10 Kiri W. April 17, 2012 at 10:36 am

Mmm, looks gorgeous! I have a shake every morning, but never used buttermilk – sounds intriguing!

11 Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings April 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm

i love protein shakes! sometimes (i’m bad!), i freeze them on popsicle sticks and eat them like ice pops!

12 Magic of Spice April 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm

This needs to be my breakfast! Lovely protein shake 🙂

13 Jennifer (Delicieux) April 17, 2012 at 4:19 pm

What a fantastic shake. This would be fantastic for breakfast!

14 The Café Sucré Farine April 18, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Suzanne, this looks wonderful! You’re right, it does get harder to shed the extra pounds but you will see results – you’re definitely on the right track, doing all the right things – just don’t expect to be just like you were when you were younger, we all get older but you can still feel great and keep a nice shape! I can’t wait to try your shake!

15 Terra April 18, 2012 at 9:52 pm

I love the addition of the flax meal! Your shake looks delicious:-) Hugs, Terra

16 Laura (Tutti Dolci) April 22, 2012 at 1:16 am

What a great shake! I use protein powder daily so it’s always fun to try a fresh spin on it!

17 Suzanne April 23, 2012 at 10:02 am

thank you Laura, glad to give you a different spin on the protein shake.

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