Banana Split Protein Smoothie

IMG_3149My inner five year old is giddy with excitement over this. I spent a good 10 minutes rummaging through my pantry in search of colored sprinkles to really give this smoothie the full effect.

Because honestly, what is a banana split without sprinkles and a maraschino cherry? Well, apparently, this smoothie.

shake2Oh well. I don’t even care because this smoothie is thick and it’s creamy and it’s a whole lot of other wonderful things that I love.

I made this yesterday and inhaled it in 3 seconds. Clearly this left me feeling like the whole *banana split experience* passed me by, so I made it again today. This time I really took my time sipping it and imagined I was enjoying a real banana split. Time check? 10 seconds.

Case in point – it’s THAT good. Even better? You only need 5 ingredients – milk of choice (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk), vanilla Greek yogurt, frozen strawberries, 1/2 of a frozen banana and chocolate protein powder.

shake1As far as protein powders, my two absolute favorites are Sunwarrior and Perfect Fit. Both are clean, plant-based powders that blend well and taste fantastic. I can not recommend these two enough. They are only sold online, though well worth the investment! 

I strongly recommend using frozen fruit in most smoothies, especially frozen banana. Blended frozen bananas add a decadently creamy consistency to smoothies – similar to ice cream. Since I used both frozen banana and frozen strawberries, no ice was even needed. This helped prevent the smoothie from tasting like it was watered down.

This smoothie is my version of a big hug to you. Give it a try and see if you can beat my 3 second inhalation without getting brain freeze. Woo!

Banana Split Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 serving chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 cup vanilla 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 5 frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to a high power blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition facts per smoothie (will vary depending on brand of protein powder)

Calories: 270; Total Fat: 0 gm; Saturated Fat: 0 gm; Cholesterol: 7 mg; Sodium: 245 mg; Carbohydrates: 37 gm; Fiber: 4 gm; Sugar: 21 gm; Protein: 26 gm

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  3. Haha, rainbow sprinkles would have been awesome! I’m secretly obsessed with them and need to have them on hand at all times whenever an ice cream craving hits, haha. This smoothie looks so good! And I think it’s meant to be… I literally just got almond milk and greek yogurt at the store, and have frozen bananas and strawberries in the freezer!

  4. Olivia on March 7, 2014 at 10:44 am said:

    It looks delicious!! The pictures are zoo beautiful as well :D

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