Creamy Banana-Blueberry Smoothie (Vitamix method)

Cook’s notes: This smoothie is just sweet enough, and it is very filling. Have half today and store the other half in a Mason jar for later.

My nutritionist has asked me to focus on protein in my diet, so I’ve been looking for recipes that are both high in protein and satisfying to eat. This smoothie fits the bill. I used whole milk instead of almond milk and added a scoop of protein powder to boost the overall protein content. My Fitness Pal estimates 19 g protein per serving.

Makes 2.5 cups (20 ounces) total: 2 servings

1 cup whole milk (or other)
1/2 cup plain, fat-free Greek yogurt
1 scoop protein powder (I used Vega Vanilla Protein Smoothie brand)
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds
1 banana, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup frozen blueberries without added sugar

Add all ingredients in the order they are listed (from liquids to frozen) to the Vitamix container. Secure the lid. 

Turn the machine on to Variable speed 1 and slowly increase to speed 10. Turn the machine to High.

Use the tamper to push ingredients into the blades as needed.

Blend for about 45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached. Serve immediately.

Adapted from The Shredded Chef’s cookbook

NOTE: This recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different machine, you may need to make adjustments to the speed or processing time. Know your blender and don’t overload the machine.

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