Orange juice, strawberries, banana and vanilla protein powder come together in this delicious healthy strawberry orange protein smoothie.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Purely Inspired. All thoughts, opinions and smoothies are mine.
Madison and I have been doing some power pump classes this summer and trying to eat a bit healthier. As a result, I've been looking for ways to increase our protein intake without a serious addition of calories.
One of the best ways is by adding protein powder to our smoothies like I did in this double peanut butter chocolate shake. But not everyone loves chocolate (hard to believe, I know), so I wanted to create a smoothie recipe that used the vanilla protein powder from Simply Organic.
I feel like I created a pretty darn delicious one.
This strawberry orange smoothie uses reduced-sugar orange juice, fresh frozen strawberries and banana, a scoop of vanilla protein powder plus some vanilla extract and honey. While it does have a slight protein taste, it wasn't enough to keep George from having seconds.
My kids are always begging me to make smoothies, and I really should make the more often because they're super easy and can be super healthy.
Sometimes we make unhealthy ones because Mom has PMS; no one ever complains.
This strawberry orange smoothie is definitely going in our smoothie recipe rotation. Next time I may even try adding a little almond milk for added calcium and creaminess. Mmm...
Printable recipe for strawberry orange smoothie below. Enjoy!
- 1 cup reduced-sugar, reduced-calorie orange juice (we love Trop50)
- 1 cup fresh frozen strawberries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder like Purely Inspired Organic Protein
- 1 T honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Place all ingredients in blender in order listed and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Here are a few more delicious smoothie recipes for you to enjoy!