Warmer months are all about smoothies. At least for me. I gorge myself on them throughout the day. First one in the morning and at least another one in the afternoon when I’m done with training.
Usually with breakfast I prefer the all-fruit ones. It goes without saying it, I always (always, always) add at least one scoop of protein powder.
During the last couple of weeks I’ve been pretty big on mixed berry protein smoothie.
Probably because I’ve found some awesome tasting strawberries that I quickly froze before they became overripe.
Probably because I’ve bought way too many bags of organic frozen mixed berries at Trader’s Joe that are jamming my freezer.
Probably because it’s made with pomegranate and grape juices that are absolutely my favorite juices.
Probably because it’s one of the best tasting smoothies around.
For all these reasons (and maybe more) this mixed berry protein smoothie has been my fave breakfast treat.
½ cup frozen strawberries
¼ cup mixed frozen berries (raspberries, blueberries and blackberries)
¼ cup organic pomegranate juice
¼ cup organic grape juice
1 scoop of protein powder (I use vegan/raw protein powder)
crushed ice to taste
handful sliced almonds for topping
Place all ingredients in blender. Pulse until smooth. Serve in a glass, topped with a handful of sliced almonds.
One serving yields 234 calories, with 24 grams of sugar, no fat and 24 grams of protein.