We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, or you should! Lately though, I have been cutting back on having fatty breakfast meals (sigh, bacon how I love you) and replacing them with Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothies or Peanut Butter/Banana, whatever suits my fancy that morning. It’s quick and easy and it’s helping me work towards losing that little bit of weight I have gained back over the past year after stopping Nutrisystem. I stayed at the same weight for over a year until recently. Not sure what it is now, but it’s annoying me, so I’m trying to get it off now before it tries to live here permanently!
Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie Recipe:
What you’ll need
- 1 Banana
- 6 Strawberries (more if you desire more of a strawberry taste). I get the large bag of frozen strawberries at Costco. It’s lasted me quite a bit and they taste just as good as they do fresh.
- A scoop of vanilla or strawberry flavored protein powder. If you get the packaged protein powders that you can find just about anywhere, they have a scooper inside of them. Use the full scoop. I actually still have some of my Nutrisystem protein shake powders left so I’ve been using those until I run out.
- 1/2 cup of nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt, or any flavor you prefer. I have purchased plain Greek yogurt before and it’s the nastiest stuff ever and may throw the entire shake off, so that’s why I stick with vanilla or honey flavors.
- 1/2 cup of soy milk. Add more if not blending well or for your desired consistency.
This recipe is quick and simple, so there should be no excuses for skipping breakfast!