This Strawberry Smoothie recipe doesn’t require too much introduction. I like to think it’s pretty self-explanatory!
It came about as result of a couple of things. First of all, a very generous package sent from the awesome guys at The Good Guru a week or so ago. It made my day coming home to a huge parcel, especially as it contained a smashing 1kg jar of protein for me to try out!
Secondly, I’m on a mission to improve my friend and fellow blogger, Staci’s, diet. The first month of our Fit Bride Bootcamp collaboration (read more here!) revealed that Staci isn’t anywhere close to achieving her recommended daily allowance of calories. Snacks full of empty calories, such as breakfast biscuits and goldfish (the crackers not the fish!) mean that she’s constantly too full to enjoy a nutritious meal. What with me whipping her ass into gear twice a week in prep for her summer wedding, I need to make sure that she is getting enough nutrients to keep her going!
Weight training pretty much forms the basis of our workout programme. Without protein there’s no way Staci’s muscles will be able to recover and adapt from our sessions. I suggested that she might want to ease herself into upping her protein intake with some delicious, healthy smoothies. If you make them yourself then you can choose flavours you enjoy plus you can be aware of exactly what is going into your drink.
Super simple to make, this strawberry smoothie contains around 30g of protein (thanks The Good Guru!). I also used a teaspoon of superfood powder that contains a mix of Maca, Cacao and Chia seeds. These are all high in B vitamins, iron and amino acids- so perfect for muscle repair! Adding a banana and a handful of oats really makes sure that the smoothie fills you up and gives you the energy to see your workout through to the finish!
You can also check out Staci’s recipe for her Chia Seed Protein Shake over on Lattes & Lipstick!
A Simple Strawberry Smoothie
Makes enough for two decent smoothies
- 15-20 Strawberries
- 1 Large Banana
- 120g The Good Guru Natural Protein
- 1 Teaspoon Maca (or other superfood powder)
- 50g Oats
- 300ml Almond or Soy Milk
- 200ml water
By all means, feel free to make this even simpler by removing the fancy pants foods. An easy combo of strawberry, banana, milk and oats would still make for a pretty satisfying snack.