I can’t believe this is my first smoothie recipe on here! Truth be told, up until a few months ago I wasn’t a huge smoothie person. Not that I don’t like them, but for some reason I just didn’t make them that often. I’ve always eaten pretty healthy and made sure to include fruits, vegetables and protein in my diet, but lately I’ve been much more diligent about it.
The fruits and vegetables have been going great, but I’ve recently realized that i don’t think I’m getting quite as much protein as I should be (70-100 grams for pregnant women!). My amazing nutritionist friends from work have been giving me lots of tips and I’ve found that smoothies are a great way to get lots of protein in my diet, as well as fruits and vegetables!
I usually do a green smoothie thanks to some kale or spinach, but today I’m all about the Blueberries! They give this smoothie such great color and who doesn’t love blueberries?! The blueberries also go really well with the kick of lemon I’ve added in here that will help to wake you up in the morning!Print
- 1 cup low-fat milk
- 1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 cup frozen Wild Blueberries
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
- Maple syrup, to taste (I used about 2 teaspoons)
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for about 1 minute, until desired smoothie texture is reached. Recipes makes 1 smoothie.
1 cup low-fat mik – 8 grams
1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt – 12 grams*
1/4 cup sliced almonds – 7 grams
Total: 27 grams of protein
*Different brands of Greek yogurt have different amounts of proteins, so look for a brand with 24 grams per cup.