Pretty Pink Protein Smoothie

This is one of my favourite protein smoothies that’s been on repeat lately.  It’s a high fat, high protein smoothie so it doubles as my breakfast & snack. When I’m on the run or just need a quick protein drink after a workout I usually just mix protein powder with water and down it as quickly as possible, but for those days when I want to enjoy a really filling smoothie to replace a meal, this is the one!

Keep in mind that I’m eating mostly a high fat, high protein, low carb diet so if you’re looking for something lower in fat, just half the almonds or nix them completely.

Here’s the approximate macros breakdown using the Lifesum app:

  • 568cals
  • 32g protein
  • 28g fat

  • 5 frozen strawberries
  • 1 medium frozen banana
  • 3 tbsp vanilla bean protein powder
  • 3 tbsp sliced almonds
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup water

Blend until smooth and top with some shredded coconut and sliced almonds to make it pretty :) Enjoy! 

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About Amanda

Amanda Robinson is the eco-chic, green living, fitness loving mom behind Natural Mommie. Since 2009, Amanda Robinson has been the source for moms to learn how to bring more balanced green beauty, eco-friendly, sustainable, organic products into their homes without being too “crunchy” or “granola”. Amanda is passionate about design, wellness and inspiring moms to make more eco-friendly and healthy choices without having to trade in their stilettos for Birkenstocks. In addition to Natural Mommie, Amanda is also the owner and designer behind Top Knot Style - a beautiful collection of handmade oversized luxury knitwear.

5 thoughts on “Pretty Pink Protein Smoothie

  1. I’m new to this. Im 5’7″ and I weight 140. I use to weigh 120. Although for my height, I knew I needed a few pounds but not 20. It seems to have all settled in my stomach. I injured my back and had to stop working out. I use to be one of those girls that could eat anything. I just started working out again. My question is, what is the difference between high fat/high protein verses high protein low carbs. With the info I gave you is there any way you could let me know which one I should do. Sorry for the long comment. Thanks 😊

    1. Hey Cathy! That’s crappy that you hurt your back! It’s always hard to get back into it when you have a set back. And yes, I used to be able to eat anything I wanted too! Not the case anymore in my 30s! I would recommend using one of the macro calculators available online. The one I used is on the IIFYM website. It’s based on your height, age, current weight, activity level, etc. It’ll tell you the best caloric intake for you based on your needs (waiting to lose weight, or gain muscle, or just maintain, etc.). My macros are pretty much a 30/30/30 split with protein, carbs and fat. Remember that carbs aren’t terrible but you want to choose carbs from veggies and whole grains rather than bread and pasta. I hope that helps!

  2. I LOOOVE the look of this smoothie, it just looks so so tasty! Sometimes I feel that water thins down my smoothies a little more than I like, so do you think almond milk in place of the almonds and water would be okay? Can’t wait to give this one a try! <3

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