I’ve got three ways to get you there:
1. Bananas! I’m not overly sure why already delicious bananas get even more fabulous when tossed in the icebox, but they do. More than one blogger has frozen bananas, thrown them in the blender and compare the result to soft serve ice-cream. They speak the truth.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Revisited
1 cup vanilla almond milk
1/4 cup canned pumpkin, chilled
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup frozen banana slices (this should be about 1/2 of a large)
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
*Blend and guzzle.
2. Cottage cheese. I know…gag. I always thought I hated cottage cheese. Then, after reading the protein content, I rediscovered the stuff. Turns out, it wasn’t the flavor that was gross. It’s the texture. I mean, come on. They are called “curds!” But if you throw that in the old Vitamix, the stuff tastes like liquid cheesecake.
Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Smoothie
4 oz Cottage Cheese
1/2 Cup milk
7 medium-sized frozen strawberries
Stevia to taste.
*Blend the mess out the cottage cheese so it’s not lumpy. Add milk and fruit, and keep blending until creamy.
3. Milk and/or yogurt. It’s the old standby. Greek yogurt is the most luscious of all, and it incorporates beautifully into a smoothie. The extra protein doesn’t hurt! Kefir and plain old milk work great too.
Blueberry-Mango Yogurt Smoothie
3/4 cup almond milk
1/2 Cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup frozen mango
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
Stevia to taste
1/4 teaspoon ginger, if you’re looking for a little zing.
*Blend away and enjoy your creamy bliss.