Smoothies and Shakes

Strawberry, Banana and Yogurt Protein Smoothie

Try making a refreshing treat with your kids as a nutritious way to welcome your summer mornings!  Fresh Strawberry, Banana and Yogurt Protein Smoothies are a delicious way to start your day with a boost of vitamins and protein in just one glass!  Super quick and easy to make smoothie that are low fat and low in calories!

As kids, we remembered mom making us milk shakes for breakfast before we ran out for school. She called them her “instant breakfast.”  We had NO idea what she put in them at the time, except that they were refreshing and fast to drink!  And besides, we thought they were just plain milk shakes. Who knew!

Nowadays, it’s smoothies that taste like her healthy milk shake, using fresh fruit, a little yogurt, and a protein powder blended into a great tasting drink that is good for you!  Try serving the kids a smoothie as part of their morning breakfast.   
Try making yours with your favorite fruits and yogurts.
Also, try our recipe for Mixed Berries Protein Smoothie as well!  Enjoy and have a great weekend!

 Strawberry, Banana and Yogurt Protein Smoothie 
  • 1  Banana, medium or large size
  • 3 to 4  fresh Strawberries
  • 1 + 1/2 scoops Protein Powder ( Spiru-tein, vanilla) 
  • 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 8 oz.  bottled water
  • 2 handful of ice cubes
Rinse and clean strawberries.
Add all the ingredients into an electric blender,  and blend on high speed for 30 seconds.
Pour into tall glasses, add a straw.
Serve immediately.
Yields: 2 smoothies

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8 Comments

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    kankana
    July 7, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    This would be a great healthy smoothie for breakfast. Love the pretty pink color too!

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    Linda
    July 8, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Even tho my "kid" is 21, I've been reminding her to whip up a smoothie for breakfast before she runs out the door. I'm sending her your link as I know when she actually sees how could it will look, she be more likely to try it out!! And I will also!

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    Kitchen Belleicious
    July 8, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    YUM! I have been telling myself I need to stop making somany granitas and make a smoothie instead:)

    Got your comment on my blog- what news anchor was your daughter? You said CBS? How cool?

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    Katie @ This Chick Cooks
    July 10, 2011 at 3:10 am

    That smoothie is similar to one we've made. I just love treats that are healthy and delicious. Every week I host a recipe swap and I'd love for you to stop by and show off a recipe. Have a good day 🙂
    Katie

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    Anonymous
    June 21, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    We love making smoothies like this one! I never thought of making them with water instead of milk. Thanks for sharing.

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    Joanne
    June 21, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Smoothies for breakfast sound good to me! Love how fruity this one is!

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    Marin mama cooks
    June 21, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    I love making my kids smoothies for breakfast or for an after school snack. They're filling and full of healthy things. I love the addition of using protein powder here.

    Do you remember those Carnation instant breakfast shakes? They came in those little packets? You could get chocolate, strawberry or vanilla? You just added milk and stirred? My brother and I use to devour those after school. Funny, but I hadn't thought of them till I read your post! It sounds like your mom made you the real thing though! 🙂 xoxo, Jackie

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      annaliz
      June 22, 2013 at 2:29 am

      Thanks Jackie! Yes I do remember those Carnation instant breakfast shakes and they too were my favorite back then. And, I am really glad we met through our blogs, I will get over to see yours too.

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