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High Protein Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberry smoothie

This high protein strawberry smoothie will leave you feeling satisfied all morning long!

In the world of yogurt, it seems Greek Yogurt is all the craze these days. At first I was skeptical, especially when I tried it for the first time and thought it was one of the grossest things I had consumed in a long, long time. I vowed never to eat the pricey stuff again.

Fast forward a couple months after my first encounter with greek yogurt and a friend told me I was doing it all wrong. She said I needed to add some fresh fruit to the plain yogurt, and maybe even sweeten it up with a little honey. I tried it again and still wasn’t completely sold, but I continued to eat the stuff, mainly because of its protein content.These days I love it (I think it’s an acquired taste) and try to think of different ways to incorporate it into the foods I’m eating.

If I had to pinpoint one food I just cannot stand, believe it or not, it’s eggs. I HATE eggs. Loathe them. I’ve tried to like them but… eggs and I? We are not meant to be.What does this have to do with Greek Yogurt? I try to incorporate protein into every meal I eat, and prior to greek yogurt, it was a little tricky to get a good chunk of protein into my breakfast. Get this… a single 8 oz serving of Chobani plain, non-fat greek yogurt contains 25 grams of protein! To give you an idea of how amazing this is, a single large egg has 6 grams of protein. Holy moly!

So with that said, I love greek yogurt. It is definitely pricier than some of the other options in the yogurt section, but I have not found another type of yogurt that contains nearly as much protein as greek yogurt does. One of the easiest ways to incorporate greek yogurt into your diet is in smoothies. This High Protein Strawberry Smoothie only involves a few ingredients and is quick to make in the morning when you are in a rush to get out the door. And the awesome thing about any smoothie recipe is that you can adjust it to fit your tastes by switching up the fruits that you use. Enjoy!

High Protein Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberry smoothie

Prep Time: 5mn
Cook Time: N/A
Total Time: 5mn

SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 10 frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup water (you could also use orange juice or another liquid)
  • A good squeeze of honey or another sweetener of your choice (I didn’t measure but I probably used about 1/2 tablespoon)

    DIRECTIONS

    1. In your blender, add greek yogurt, strawberries, water, and honey. Blend until smooth.
    2. Enjoy!

        Note: If you want to use fresh strawberries, you’ll want to add about 1/2 cup of ice instead of the 1/2 cup of water.

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        1. Hi Ashley,
          I just found your blog trough pinterest and I must say that everything I see here looks wonderful. I’m from Chicago also I have two kids and I just recently started cooking and eating healthy. I feel depressed everytime I think about my kids eating takeout and unhealthy food but I just couldn’t find the time to cook for them. I saw your recipes and doesn’t seem hard to make so I will definitely try to cook them.(one at a time of course)
          I just want to thank you for sharing your recipes so busy parents like me can prepare healthy meals for their family.

          • Hi Julie, thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! One tip I have for you that might help a bit is to cook recipes that can be eaten as leftovers. I know some people aren’t huge fans of eating the same thing two nights in a row, but you don’t necessarily have to. For example, the Roasted Chicken Recipe I posted the other day ([centercutcook.com]) is used for a handful or recipes at my house. One day we will eat just the roast chicken when it’s fresh, and then with the leftovers I make a variety of things like chicken quesadillas, or bbq chicken sandwiches.

            Good luck with cooking for your family. It does take time, but if you plan ahead it makes things a lot easier! In the future I plan to provide sample menu plans to help busy Mom’s like yourself. :)

            ~Ashley

        2. I loved this smoothie!!!!

        3. First day of LOSE THIS BABY WEIGHT and I made this smoothie and its amazing not to mention not very expensive and so easy! I’m def. going to try your other recipes too! Thanks

          • First, I have to say, Ashley is a great name, eh?! :) Good luck losing the baby weight. So glad you thought it was amazing. Thanks so much for taking time to leave feedback! In case you’re interesting in changing things up…One thing I recently started adding to my smoothies is hemp seeds. They blend in really well and you can hardly tell they’re there. They add a ton of nutrients and even more protein.

        4. This was a awesome smoothie I loved it and my kids did to

        5. Sample menu plans would be wonderful!!! I love your blog and all the amazing food ideas!! (Don’t know where to start!) Thanks for all you do! Good luck with the baby and with hubby…praying for you guys! :)

        6. This looks so healthy and delish I want to pin…but along the side of the page I was distracted by the Pretzel Peanut butter Buckeye bars! :-)

        7. Kara Millot-Saurenman

          I really need this protein drink. My diabetes is out of control right now. Protein helps keep it down. Thanks for posting.

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