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If you want a fast and healthy breakfast then you need to try my Pineapple Raspberry Protein Smoothie.
It’s packed with anti-inflammatory fruits like pineapple, raspberries, and even a few sneaky cranberries I have in there. These anti-inflammatory properties can help to combat disease and reduce inflammation.
My Pineapple Raspberry Protein Smoothie is not only healthy but seriously super tasty! It’s dairy free and refined sugar free, too!
I love a good smoothie first thing in the morning. Most mornings I find myself making protein smoothies. They’re fast, convenient, and I get so much nutrient dense foods into one meal.
My smoothies most always consist of fruit, some kind of veggie, and protein to help make it a satiating meal.
Now, this recipe calls for 1-2 scoops of protein powder, however, I normally add 2 scoops to my smoothies so If you’d like a little less protein then just stick with the one scoop.
What’s in Pineapple Raspberry Protein Smoothie?
- Pineapple: I used fresh cut up pineapple for this recipe but you can use frozen just as well. Whatever is more convenient for you.
- Raspberries: For this smoothie I used frozen raspberries. I get more for my money when I buy them frozen. Again, you can use fresh here; just whatever you have on hand.
- Cranberries: I use frozen cranberries since they’re only around seasonally. I add in a little handful just to up the anti-inflammatory properties of the smoothie.
- Almond Milk: I keep my smoothies dairy free. If you don’t like or can’t have almonds, then sub for rice or oat milk. Or, even regular cow’s milk.
- Banana: Just 1/2 banana will do for this recipe. I like to have mine frozen, that way it helps to chill the smoothie just a little more.
- Frozen riced Cauliflower: Adds more fiber and you cant even taste it, trust me! Frozen riced cauliflower is very neutral tasting so it’s the perfect veggie to sneak into this smoothie recipe.
- Maple Syrup: Use a good quality 100% pure maple syrup. If you don’t have any on hand, you can use honey instead.
- Vanilla Protein Powder: I always use plant based protein powder. This is my favorite brand and I get a huge container at Costco for a great price.
What I love most about this smoothie recipe
I love that it’s not only fast and easy to throw together but its healthy and provides enough fiber & protein to help sustain you throughout your morning.
It’s portable, so you can take it with you on the go!
And… it’s delicious! Both adults and kids will enjoy this tasty smoothie.
What else can I add to this smoothie?
This smoothie recipe is very versatile, meaning you can change it up however you’d like.
You could try adding in a few strawberries or cherries. Also, hemp hearts for added fiber and protein.
You choose what you add or take from the smoothie to fit your taste. I want you to enjoy it!
How to make Pineapple Raspberry Protein Smoothie
I recommend a high speed blender for making smoothies. I own a Vitamix high speed blender and it pulverizes anything I add to it, making it smooth and drinkable.
If you don’t have a high speed blender, you can just use a regular one and continue blending until mixture is smooth.
Into the blender, add in the milk first and then the fruits and riced cauliflower. Blend on high speed while adding in the maple syrup and protein powder.
Here’s where you can now add in the ice (optional). Ice will help to chill your smoothie just a tad more. If you don’t want to add ice into your smoothie, you can pour your smoothie over Ice and drink it that way.
Makes one serving. Cheers to a healthy start to your day!
Pineapple Raspberry Protein Smoothie
- High-speed blender or regular blender
- 1 c. almond milk, or milk of choice
- 1 c. pineapple, fresh or frozen
- 1 c. raspberries, fresh or frozen
- 10 frozen cranberries
- 1/2 ripe banana
- 1/2 c. frozen riced cauliflower, optional
- 1 TBSP. pure maple syrup
- 1-2 scoops vanilla protein powder, plant based for dairy-free
- 1/2 c. ice, optional
- In a high speed blender, pour in milk and then add in all fruits and riced cauliflower. Blend on high speed and add in maple syrup and protein powder and continue blending until smooth.
- Optional, add in 1/2 c. ice to make smoothie even more chilled. Or, pour smoothie over ice, if desired, and enjoy!
- Note: If you want smoothie a little thinner, add in a little more milk. If you want it a little thicker add in a few more pieces of ice.
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