Nut Butter Berry Smoothie

Nut Butter Berry Smoothie

Nut Butter Berry Smoothie with staying-power from vanilla protein powder and an ultra creaminess from nut butter. Easy, ready in 5 minutes, and loaded with protein, antioxidants, and fiber.

Nothing beats a luscious, cool and creamy smoothie, especially during the warmer months. You should know that I am a super picky person when it comes to my smoothies. They are often too sweet, too bland, or too icy. Not to mention, smoothies frequently get a bad rap for being overloaded with sugar. I am here to tell you that smoothies can be a super balanced breakfast or snack to fuel your day. This is one of my favorites and is in my weekly smoothie rotation.

What makes this smoothie healthy?

Let’s take a look at the power-house ingredients in this supremely delicious smoothie to get the scoop on how to turn a smoothie into a nutritiously-supreme breakfast/snack option:

Frozen blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries: loaded with antioxidants, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals. First serving of fruit/veggies, check!

Banana: known for providing the essential mineral potassium, but is also high in vitamin C, vitamin B6, and fiber. Either fresh or frozen works here. Second serving of fruit/veggies, check!

Spinach: lots of calcium, potassium, and magnesium in this dark leafy green. I promise you cannot even taste it. Third serving of fruits/veggies, check!

Nut butter: provides that ultra creamy, milkshake texture along with a boost of healthy fats to satisfy hunger. I love almond butter or a mixed nut butter here the most, but any nut butter is delicious.

Vanilla protein powder: provides protein, of course! Keeps you full and fueled for hours!

Almond milk: I go for unsweetened almond milk. Any milk works, just make sure it is fortified with calcium and vitamin D for optimal nutrition.

And just like that, you’ve got three servings of the recommended 7-10 servings of fruits/vegetables per day plus a generous amount of vitamins and minerals in one glass! I think that is pretty awesome and is one of my favorite things about smoothies besides the milkshake-like texture and flavor.

nut butter berry smoothie ingredients

Nut Butter Berry Smoothie

creamy, nut butter berry smoothie made with frozen blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, spinach, and banana. Easy, ready in 5 minutes, and full of protein from the nut butter and vanilla protein powder.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, smoothie, snack
Servings: 1 person
Author: Lexi

Equipment

  • blender

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 banana fresh or frozen
  • 1 tbsp nut butter
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 handfuls spinach

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Top with a sprinkle of granola. Yum!


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