Berry Protein Smoothie
- In a blender add your frozen strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, yogurt, collagen powder, and water.
- Starting at a low speed, blend the ingredients together. You will slowly increase the speed to high as your blender allows. This will take approximately 1 – 2 minutes depending on your blender.
- Once all of your ingredients are blended together, in a tick creamy texture pour or spoon your ingredients into your serving cup. Serve and enjoy!
This Berry Protein Smoothie is a great 5 minute way to start your day! Starting your day with a boost of protein, helping you to easily reach your protein goals for the day!
Below outlines the items in each macro group that are easily adjustable to meet your specific macros.
This is a very low-fat recipe. However, you can easily increase the fat in this recipe by choosing a high fat content greek yogurt. You could use a 2% or 5% fat greek yogurt.
The carbs in this recipe come from the fruit. You can easily increase the amount of fruit that you add to this recipe, however, this will increase the amount of smoothie you have to consume. Therefore, keep your hunger level in mind when adding more fruit, to not waste any ingredients by making a smoothie too large for you to finish.
The protein in this recipe comes from the yogurt and collagen. You can easily decrease the amount of protein by choosing not to use collagen powder. To increase the protein you would not want to increase the collagen powder, but increase the amount of yogurt. You can easily double the amount of yogurt in this recipe.
Smoothies are best fresh, therefore you would want to either make the smoothie following the direction above, which will take less than 10 minutes. Or you can follow the freezer-friendly version below.
Smoothies are great for the freezer! I like to have all my ingredients frozen and stored in the jar I am going to drink them out of to save on dishes. I use 16 oz mason jars. Then when I am craving a smoothie or I don’t have time for breakfast I can place the contents of the mason jar into a blender, add a little water and blend for a minute or two, voila 2-minute meal!
Whenever I buy fruit and I don’t use it all before I think it is about to go bad I freeze it. The best way to freeze fruit is to slice the fruit up into bite-sized pieces, then placing the fruit on a baking tray and freezing for 6-12 hours. At that point, I move the fruit from the try to a zip lock bag.
I also like to have frozen greek yogurt cubes on hand. Using a silicon ice cub try you can create frozen yogurt cubes. The cubes in the try I use creates the perfect 1 oz yogurt ice cube, making it even easier for me to know exactly how many ounces of yogurt I am adding to my smoothies.
Frozen Smoothie Jars can last in the freezer for 3-6 months.