High Protein White Smoothie

July 27, 2012

Sometime in life in order to move forward you have to take a leap of faith. Depending on the choices you’re facing it can be either a big one or a small one.

When it comes to food it’s rarely a big one. Even if it might take some courage to try a snake meat shred soup or monkey brains (yuk!) the worst that can happen is that you’ll spit it out or just get nauseated. No biggies.
So what I’m asking you today is to take a leap of faith and try this smoothie. It’s made with an unconventional ingredient: cannellini beans. But you’ll have to trust me when I say that you won’t taste them, and that this is an awesome smoothie.
A smoothie with the highest protein content ever. But that’s not all. The proteins come from all different sources: legumes, dairy, nuts, and protein powder. Also, since we’re not using fruits or juices it’s pretty low in sugars hence it can make a great alternative if you have friends and/or relatives that need to keep their blood sugar low.

We’ll start with some white beans (I used cannellini). Then add 0% Greek yogurt, vanilla flavored almond milk (but you can use soy, rice, hemp or even regular cows’ milk), vanilla protein powder and crushed ice.

A couple of pulses and there you go an awesome tasting smoothie!

High Protein White Smoothie
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¼ cup / 2.1 oz  / 60 gr white beans (preferably cannellini)
1 container / 6 oz / 170 gr 0% Greek Yogurt
1 scoop protein powder (either vanilla or unflavored)
1 cup / 250ml vanilla flavored almond milk (you can also use soy, rice, hemp or regular milk)
½ cup crushed ice
1 tsp vanilla extract (if you’re using unflavored protein powder)

As usual feel free to add more protein powder if you like.


Place all the ingredients in a blender. Pulse until well blended. Serve chilled.

Nutrition Facts

This is where this smoothie gets really interesting. With the above quantities you’ll end up with a lot of smoothie (2 big servings). Anyway, let’s say you’re going to drink it all by yourself (2 servings...that’s a lot), then you’ll get 375 calories, with 50 grams of protein, just 6.5 grams of fat and 10 grams of sugar.
What about that?

The Iron You


  1. This looks great, I want to try it!

  2. Can I change the beans for other ingredient?