Jake and I are semi-vegetarian, meaning we mostly don’t eat meat. This makes getting enough protein challenging. Lucky for me, I adore beans (and have we talked about my deep, unrelenting passion for peanut butter?), but Jake, on the other hand, despises beans. He does, however, dutifully “choke them down” because he knows they’re good for him and contain protein. I’m talking about beans and this recipe does not include beans and you guys are thinking, “ahem, move this along—I want a smoothie”. Ok, will do. My intent was to depict how difficult it is to consume enough protein to replace the heavy-hitting protein source of meat.
So, blah-blah the struggle is real, but do you know what makes getting about a third of my daily value of protein so easy? Protein powder! Now, I said we are semi-vegetarian, but we are not vegan. For me, a life without ice cream is too bleak to imagine! We buy organic dairy whenever possible, and our most favorite organic dairy-based protein powder is Tera’s Whey Dark Chocolate Organic Whey Protein. It is so good, it’s not even fair to other protein powders. We’ve tried the plant-based ones, but they taste identical to the smell of mealworms (for some unknown reason, I was forced to raise these insects in elementary school and I will NEVER forget the smell. Shudder.)
Sorry for the unpleasant image.
Let’s talk about how amazing this Berry Protein Smoothie tastes! In one word—ok, six words, it tastes like a glass of melted chocolate ice cream. However, you won’t experience the same guilt as you would if you chugged a sixteen-ounce frappe because this smoothie is packed with fruits and vegetables and twenty grams of protein!This healthy and delicious smoothie is Jake’s invention, and he makes it for us whenever we want a quick meal or snack. I’m giving you the recipe below exactly how he makes it, but, if you want to experiment and customize, you can sub other frozen berries, different milk, or even a different protein powder if you have a favorite.
If you’re a cat fanatic like me, you’re beside yourself with envy over the cat glasses in the pictures. I received them for Christmas and they are SO awesome. I wish I could tell you who makes them (because I believe everyone should have a set), but I manically recycled every bit of packaging I could after the holidays, so the box is now gone. The treat inside them is all yours for the taking, though, and I hope you enjoy it:).
Berry Protein Smoothie:
2 scoops Tera’s Whey Dark Chocolate Organic Whey Protein
1 cup Blue Diamond Reduced Sugar Original Almond Milk
1 cup Wyman’s Strawberries, Blueberries & Cherries with Kale
First… Put all ingredients in blender.
Second… Blend until smooth!
- 2 scoops Tera’s Whey Dark Chocolate Organic Whey Protein
- 1 cup Blue Diamond Reduced Sugar Original Almond Milk
- 1 cup Wyman’s Strawberries, Blueberries & Cherries with Kale
- Put all ingredients in blender.
- Blend until smooth!