I dislike protein powder. I can usually taste the chalkiness, the artificial flavor, and the strange texture. I’ve tried it multiple times in multiple forms, and eventually gave up on it because I couldn’t stand the taste. I have a large bag of protein powder in my pantry that I just didn’t want to throw away, but it literally just sits there taking up space.
Well, thanks to Anna G. from Breakthru Fitness, I have been introduced to her newest concoction – the Blueberry Crumble. It is SO GOOD. So good that when I am doing an intense workout like Peak 10, I dream about the Blueberry Crumble and use it as motivation to work harder. So good that when I’m drinking it, I can’t stop even though I’d like to save half for later (which I never do). So good that when I finish drinking it, I am actually very very sad, maybe depressed even. So good that I look forward to having one every single day. Yum (as I finish my last sip of today’s allotment). Sigh.
Thank you Anna, for sharing this wonderful recipe with me and for changing my view on protein powder tasting good. Now I can actually follow up my workouts with a healthy, protein-packed drink that I absolutely love love love. Hope you guys love it like I do!!!
Blueberry Crumble Protein Smoothie
* 6 ounce Almond Milk (I use Trader Joe’s Vanilla Unsweetened)
* 3/4 tablespoon Almond Butter (I use Trader Joe’s Raw Crunchy Unsalted)
* 1 scoop Whey Protein Powder (I use GNC and get the vanilla flavor)
* 1 scoop Granola (I use Trader Joe’s Lowfat Granola with Almonds)
* 1/3 cup fresh Blueberries
* 1 cup ice
Toss all the ingredients into a blender. Pour into a large cup and I dare you to only drink half =)
Serving Size: A delicious 16 ounce smoothie.
(or you can make a 12 ounce smoothie with only 241 calories using 4 ounces of Almond Milk, 1/2 tablespoon Almond Butter, 1 scoop Whey protein, 1/5 cup Granola, 1/4 cup Blueberries, and 3/4 cup ice)