Berry Protein Smoothie

I made this recipe in an attempt to recreate a smoothie I had at the Las Ventanas al Paraiso resort in Cabo San Lucas a few years ago because I loved it so much! It is an excellent source of antioxidants, calcium, fiber, and protein! I hope you enjoy it!


Serves: 1

Time: 5 minutes


Ingredients:

3/4 cup frozen blueberries

2 medium strawberries (fresh)

1 cup almond milk (no added sugar)

1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)

1/4 tsp honey

small handful of raw almonds (if your blender can handle nuts)

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (get one with no added sugar)

small handful of ice


Directions:

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.


*Notes:

If you are making this smoothie the night before, wait to add the cinnamon until just before you are going to have it. The cinnamon flavor can become exceptionally strong if you let it sit in the smoothie overnight. 


Sometimes this smoothie will be slightly gelatinous.  This is perfectly normal and occurs because blueberries are high in pectin, a natural polysaccharide that can cause a gel-like consistency. The amount of pectin in blueberries varies depending on how ripe they are.  



Please comment below if you have any questions!

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