I admit that I’m not much for protein powder. So, it has to be a good protein powder for me to use it or recommend it. I do workouts by Tone it Up all the time. You can find tons of them on YouTube for free. I love their vanilla protein powder. I make my Banana Berry Protein Pancakes with it and for a post workout shake, I make this Almond Butter Banana Protein Smoothie.
You guys this smoothie is like a milkshake and a protein shake had a baby. It’s so delicious I can have it for breakfast, as a post workout snack or when I want a sweet treat. Sometimes I replace the almond butter with peanut butter and that’s especially good. I love that it isn’t full of ingredients. I can whip this up no matter how much time I have. It’s truly a thing where you toss it all in and go.
Since not all protein powders are created equal , I recommend you read labels. Tone it Up Protein is plant based, so if you have issues with whey (milk products) it should be easier on your stomach. Whey doesn’t agree with me and some plant based protein powders have a very off putting taste. This one doesn’t and it works really week whether you’re cooking with it or blending it into a smoothie. It’s also gluten free. By all means, if you have a protein powder you like , use that too. If you aren’t into the whole protein powder thing, see the recipe notes for how to make this without it. 😉
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Almond Butter Banana Protein Smoothie
- 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder I use Tone It Up Brand from Target.
- 1 tbsp. Almond Butter I use Naturally More Brand.
- 1/2 Banana frozen
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Put everything into a blender and blend. Drizzle with a little extra almond butter if you'd like.
If you don't want to use protein powder, you could add some quick cooking oats and vanilla extract. Add about 3 tbsp. of oats and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract. Blend well, but there will be some texture to the smoothie due to the oats.