Power up your smoothie with Greek Yogurt, oats, fruits and protein powder for a delicious and healthy drink!
I love a great smoothie. But what I don’t love about the ones you get when you’re out and about is all the extra fat and high calories that come with them!
This is a smoothie you can feel good about having!
This recipe is one that I make quite often especially in the summer months. Living in Pittsburgh we have 2 temperatures in the summer – 90F and 875% humidity or 85F with 875% humidity. Even with ac, it’s just too hot to cook and dare I say…eat. I know.. who am I? I love to eat, we all do – that’s why you’re here.
Growing up I can remember we’d cook out almost every day and on the days it would rain Mom refused to put the oven on. We didn’t have AC except for a lone wall unit in our living room but that was nowhere near strong enough to handle such a large farmhouse. So often we’d have no-cook meals OR meals that involved the crockpot.
Having had 41 acres we had a ton of berry bushes that Mom would send us kids out to pick for her to make jams and jellies. However, she always managed to save us a few cups of berries that she’d turn into a berry milkshake.
Now those were awesome but they were also fattening made with whole milk and ice cream. I still make them today but they are few and far between.
Plus you know my mantra…”everything in moderation!” And that’s true but when you can indulge and have it be guiltless I say, sit back, prop your feet up and enjoy yourself!
Let’s make a protein smoothie!
Just head to your pantry and fridge for some basic ingredients:
- Greek yogurt (though you can use regular if that’s all you have)
- banana and blueberries
- honey – it just adds a hint of sweetness. You can totally omit if you wish
- Fat-Free milk or milk substitute
- Old fashioned oats
- ice cubes
- Whey Protein Isolate Powder (I LOVE this flavor and brand)
How to make a smoothie
Now to make this, it literally takes MAYBE 2 minutes at most to put the stuff into your smoothie maker and then 15-30 seconds to blend.
- Add ice and oats in first.
- Next add in the berries, bananas, flaxseed.
- Follow that with the protein powder, honey, Greek yogurt, and milk.
- Pop the lid on and process until desired consistency.
Chef’s Tip about Smoothies
The biggest thing to keep in mind when making this is you want the harder items (ice, oats, etc…) close to the blades. Those need direct contact immediately with the blades versus say fruit or liquid.
Add Protein Powder to Boost Your Protein Intake!
Want to boost up your protein intake?
Add a scoop of vanilla whey protein isolate powder to it too! It’s perfect then for a post-workout meal.
For this one I kept it simple – Greek yogurt, fresh blueberries (thanks to Daisey Fresh for keeping them fresh!), honey, bananas, oats, ice, flaxseed (trust me, you want flaxseed in your diet) and milk. For the milk, you can go with any type – regular, almond, soy.
A quick ‘whirrrrr’ in the smoothie maker and I was one happy camper. This filled me out without having to turn on the oven.
So for those summer days (though let’s be real here … you will fall in love with this and make this all year round! Wait until you see some of the fall flavors I have!) when you really don’t feel like cooking, reach for some fruit that Daisey Fresh keeps fresh for you and whip up a batch of these skinny power smoothies!
- 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
- 1/2 sliced banana
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1–2 Tbl honey
- 3/4 cup fat free milk (can use almond or milk substitute)
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 Tbl flaxseed
- 5–6 ice cubes (optional)
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein isolate powder
- In a blender (or smoothie machine) add the ingredients in the order where the ice and oats are next to the blades.. Then add the blueberries, bananas, yogurt, milk, flaxseed, honey and protein powder.
- Blend/process on high for 15-30 seconds until smooth and creamy. Add more milk if a thinner consistency is desired.
- Store any leftover smoothie covered in the fridge.
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