Berry Berry Protein (or not) Smoothies

Berry Berry Protein Smoothie collage

I love making morning smoothies, or after-workout smoothies for myself, but every time I turn on the blender, the boys come running over, wanting a smoothie too!

This is NOT a bad thing.  My kids wanting fruit, yogurt and juice, is a GOOD thing, I think!  It is just that I have learned that smoothies for the boys only come on my days at home with them, and not at 7am before I leave for work…Sometimes you have to draw some boundaries, even when the outcome is a good one!

So today, I am home, and just finished the last of my runs before the big day!  I needed a little snack after that would be a repenisher of protein and carbs.  Here is mine:

Berry Berry Protein (or not) Smoothies


  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 a ripe banana
  • 2 Tbsp. ground flax seed
  • 1 scoop vegan protein powder


Put all in a blender, and blend for 30 seconds. Pour into a large glass, or 2 smaller glasses, if you are feeling nice enough to share with your husband, who is working from home 🙂


The proportions are the key here. Feel free to use different berries or fruit, or sub out the milk for another type of milk or juice. If you don't want protein powder, don't use it. I just like it for after a workout to rebuild the muscle.

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And for the kids, I don’t use protein and I mix up the recipe a little:

Keep it all the same, just leave out the protein, and use plain yogurt for the almond milk (more nutrients) and I use juice instead of water to boost the flavor for them.  Today it was orange juice, vanilla yogurt, and strawberries. They only like the pink, not the purple smoothies…sweet boys!

kid smoothie

kid smoothie


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