High Protein Banana & Berry Smoothie

I drink these smoothies after a work out, or if I have a particularly busy day ahead and want to make sure that I stay full until lunch.  I couldn’t believe the first time I had one of these at 8.30am, and didn’t feel hungry until around 1pm!

Obviously you can substitute any ingredients you prefer yourself, in order to change the taste and the nutriton, but take note that they may also change the composition of the drink.  If you drastically change the ratios or textures of the ingredients you may end up needing to eat your smoothie with a spoon!  If the mix does get too bulky (watch the amount of milled seeds) you can easily just thin it out with liquid, but this will increase the amount made and therefore decrease the nutrient density a bit.
This quantity usually makes a really big smoothie that could be split in to two.  Sometimes I drink it all at breakfast, sometimes I split it and save the second half for after a workout later on.  I would aim to drink it within 12 hours to make sure the nutrients stay at their peak.
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 medium banana (or 2 small)
  • 1 small handful of frozen berries
  • 3 tbsp vegan protein powder (I use Pulsin Hemp Protein Powder)
  • 350ml almond milk (or any non dairy milk)
  • 2 tbsp chia seed
  • 4 tbsp milled flaxseed and linseed

Throw it all in a blender and whizz it up!

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