Smoothies are an easy and (usually) healthy breakfast staple for many of us. Whether you’re looking for a new go-to recipe or a quick way to upgrade an old-favorite, we’ve got a great summer smoothie recipe for you today!
You already know that a great smoothie would ideally have both fruit and veggies inside, but did you know that protein is an easy way to take your smoothie to the next level? Adding a source of protein to your daily smoothie can help fill you up for longer and fuel you in your workouts. Protein isn’t just for gym-junkies, either, as a protein smoothie can help balance your blood sugar and minimize cravings as well.
If you’re a smoothie fan but you find that you start to feel hungry again quickly afterwards, more fruit and vegetables isn’t necessarily the answer. Adding in a protein source (where its protein powder, nut butter, or some nuts and seeds) easily transitions your morning smoothies from a snack to a filling and well-balanced meal.
Delicious Mango Protein Smoothie
1 cup OJ
1 Packet of Nutraburst Multi-Vitamin or Nautical Sea Moss
1/2 cup plain or coconut yogurt, (Can use: Non Dairy, Plant or Almond/Oat Milk yogurt)
1 finely grated small carrot (or apple)
1 1/2 cup frozen mango
1 scoop Vanilla protein powder of choice (recommended Matrix Vanilla Flavored)
In a blender, add the ingredients and puree until smooth.
For most smoothies, loading your blender in the following order typically provides best results: liquid/yogurt, fresh fruits/veggies, greens (if you are adding any), frozen fruits/veggies, and protein powder last.
To Make a Smoothie Bowl: Blend smoothie and transfer to bowl. Top with fresh fruit - this one goes great with fresh mango slices, sliced banana, blueberries and kiwi. Sprinkle with coconut flakes, nuts and seeds (hemp seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc) and granola.
This smoothie can also be made ahead and stored in the freezer. Pull it out of the freezer the night before and move to the fridge. In the AM, breakfast is ready immediately!
About the Ingredients:
Orange Juice is a good source of antioxidants and micronutrients. There is of course it’s exceptional vitamin C content as well as high levels of folate and potassium. Orange juice can support a healthy immune system, improve heart health and decrease inflammation in the body. Keep in mind that OJ can be high in sugar as well, so it might not be your go-to liquid for every smoothie from here on out.
Yogurt adds a beautiful creamy texture to this smoothie while also serving to boost the protein content. A good quality yogurt will also be high in calcium, probiotics and vitamins, offering assistance to gut health, hearth health, and weight management.
Mangos are rich in vitamins A, C and K, as well as potassium, beta-carotene, folate and
Magnesium. They are incredibly flavorful and add a delightful tropical taste to this protein smoothie.
Carrots are also brimming with nutrition and offer antioxidants, fiber and beta-carotene to this filling smoothie.