I have been making the same whey protein smoothie for a few years now and am finally happy to share my recipe with you all today! Over the years I have shifted, changed or added in a few extra ingredients to create the perfect protein smoothie blend. This chocolate whey protein smoothie is the perfect meal to get the protein and fats needed into my diet, all while keeping me full all morning long.
Before having Lucy, I was only making and drinking a protein smoothie after I worked out, but I decided that I needed to start making a protein smoothie as a start to each day. It is quick and easy to make and can be done one handed too – for all my mamas out there, you’ll appreciate this! The main reason I decided to make this daily protein smoothie as part of my morning routine is to make sure I am eating healthy fats and protein, instead of just “not” eating, which was happening often with a newborn.
This smoothie is great for kids too! Edison asks for a “chocolate smoothie” every time he sees Brandon or I blend one and drinks it completely gone, every single time. I love that he is getting in some greens, healthy fats, proteins, and sometimes vegetables without even knowing it. 🙂
DAILY CHOCOLATE WHEY PROTEIN SMOOTHIE RECIPE
Here are all the ingredients I use to make my daily protein smoothie:
1/2 cup Ice – add more for a thicker drink
1 cup of Silk Almond Milk or water – enough to cover ice
A handful of spinach – I use frozen spinach for my smoothies that way it never goes bad
2 TBL Riced Cauliflower – I get this at Trader Joes and also keep it frozen. Lasts me about 2-3 weeks.
1 scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen Powder
1-2 TBL of PB2 Powder – I generally just eyeball this and pour some in for the added fat and flavor.
2 Scoops of Whey Protein Powder – I use either this one from Care/of (use code CAMILLA at checkout for 50% off your order) or this one from ON
Blend all ingredients together in a Ninja Blender
Extra Add ins:
Kale – I also keep this in the freezer
More helpful tips and explanations on my ingredients below
Frozen Ingredients: You may have noticed that I mentioned I keep my spinach, kale, and riced cauliflower frozen. I kept finding that my fresh ingredients were getting spoiled too quickly if I wasn’t using it right away. By keeping them in the freezer, they stay fresh so much longer. Especially the riced cauliflower, it will last me 2-3 weeks since I only sprinkle in 1-2 tablespoons at a time.
Riced Cauliflower: I have been using just spinach in my smoothies for over a year and it wasn’t until recently I started adding in the cauliflower rice. I do about 1-3 Tablespoons and love that you can’t taste it. I saw this tip from another influencer, and I really hate that I can’t remember who it was, or I would love to give them credit.
Spinach and Kale: My favorite thing about adding these in with a chocolate whey protein is that you can’t taste them one bit. The chocolate is so much more powerful, and I love knowing I can’t taste them, but getting the nutrients needed from eating them
Vital Proteins Collagen Powder: I have been adding this into my diet for the last 4-5 months and have noticed a MAJOR difference. I will be dedicating a blog post soon on my full review.
Chocolate Whey Protein: As mentioned I have used this one from ON for several years, just because Brandon was ordering it. It wasn’t until last month that I started to use the whey protein from Care/of that was specifically designed for me. You can take a quiz and use code CAMILLA for 50% off your first order. I really feel like all this extra added fruit, and veggies plus the protein makes for a complete meal. I will just eat this in the mornings and it will tie me over until lunch around 12-2.
Fruit: A lot of times we run out of bananas, in that case I will use fresh raspberries, blueberries or any other fruit I have on hand. I feel the fruit adds just a little bit of extra flavor
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