This strawberry protein smoothie is so thick and creamy, it’s like having dessert for breakfast! No dairy and no sugar needed, it packs over 20 grams of plant based protein!
Strawberry Protein Smoothie
Growing up, my mom made it a point for myself and my sister to always have breakfast before school. In her mind, a kid (or human even) could not function without some food in their body. As such, every morning we’d go to the kitchen and find some toast, cereal, or maybe a muffin if she’d done some baking.
However, whenever we were in a rush, breakfast still remained a constant. Instead of our usual fare, my mom would whip us up a smoothie which we’d drink in the car en route to school. Now, this habit continued on into my high school and university days. Over time, smoothies became my only breakfast choice (because hello, who doesn’t want extra sleep!) and I always had frozen fruit on hand to whip one up.
To have more staying power, I opted to add some protein powder to them, and the added protein kept me full all through lunch! My favorite combinations involved chocolate or blueberries, but my OG smoothie would always be the strawberry one!
I’ve been meaning to share a strawberry protein smoothie recipe for quite some time. They’ve been my go-to option when I need a quick breakfast or when I need a filling snack between meals. This needs just 3 ingredients and takes less than 30 seconds to whip up!
No sugar and no dairy are needed, but you’d never tell. The texture is extra thick and creamy, you’d think it was ice cream! It’s sweet and full of strawberry flavor, and is easily customizable!
No more can you use the excuse of skipping breakfast- Wake up that extra minute earlier and kickstart your day with some healthy and delicious fuel!
How do you make a strawberry protein smoothie?
- Strawberries– Frozen strawberries are preferred, as they give the smoothie a thicker texture.
- Milk of choice– I used unsweetened almond milk, but any dairy free milk can be used.
- Protein powder– Use your favorite vegan protein powder. I used vanilla, but unsweetened can also be used.
In a high speed blender, add your frozen strawberries, milk, and protein powder. Blend very well, until smooth and your desired texture is achieved.
Tips to make the best strawberry smoothie
- If you’d like a thicker smoothie, double the amount of frozen strawberries or 1/2 cup of ice.
- For a chocolate strawberry protein smoothie, use chocolate protein powder or 2 tablespoons cocoa powder.
- If you’d like extra staying power, add 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter or ground flaxseed/chia seeds.
- Be sure that you like the taste of your protein powder, as the flavor of it can be overpowering. If your protein powder is unsweetened, add 1-2 tablespoons of your favorite sweetener to it.
Storing and freezing a protein smoothie
- To store: The smoothie can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Mix it very well before drinking, in case there has been some separation.
- To freeze: Pour the smoothie into a shallow container to create ‘smoothie blocks’. When ready to enjoy, place the blocks in the blender and blend until smooth. The frozen smoothie blocks will keep well for up to 6 months.
Strawberry Protein Smoothie
- 2 cups almond milk or any plant based milk
- 2 cups strawberries frozen
- 1/4 cup protein powder
- In a high speed blender, add all your ingredients and blend until smooth, and your desired texture is achieved.
- Pour into two glasses and enjoy.