This smoothie is a slightly adjusted version of the Phase 1 Power Shake found in Always Hungry. The original calls for ½ cup of frozen berries and ½ cup of fresh non tropical fruit. I personally find it easier to just use frozen fruit for convenience’s sake. The first time I made it was using a berry medley that contained raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, while the flavor was nice I found the seeds to be annoying…and chewy. Straining it would solve that problem but defeats the whole point of this smoothie so I will usually opt for frozen strawberries.
Makes 1 serving
1-2 tablespoons almond butter or peanut butter (no added sugar)
2/3 cup of whole milk, unsweetened almond or soy also work
1 cup frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries…)
1 serving of 100% whey protein powder (the kind without flavor or sweetner)
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. It helps if you pulse to break up the frozen berries before using a blend setting.