Today is a lucky day because I’m about to share with you guys my new number one undisputed favorite protein smoothie recipe. It combines one of my favorite fruit options — blueberries — with a few excellent sources of protein to make an out of this world protein smoothie that’s phenomenal as either a pre or post-workout drink. I call it the blueberry bomb smoothie because it provides you with a solid blast of protein along with a delicious blueberry flavor to refuel after a hard workout. The other great thing about this smoothie recipe is that it’s rather flexible, meaning you can customize it according to your goals. Looking to gain weight? Go ahead and add some peanut butter or something in. Want fewer calories? Use skim milk or even almond milk instead. Don’t be afraid to experiment to find the protein smoothie that’s right for you!
It’s Always a Good Time for Blueberry Smoothies
Aside from the blueberries (and a bit of ice), pretty much every other ingredient that goes into this smoothie is there to provide some protein. That doesn’t mean you aren’t getting a ton of nutritional value from the berries though — quite the opposite in fact! Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits for a good reason. They’re incredible nutrient-dense, offering a ton of vitamin C, fiber, potassium, folate, and other essential nutrients. That doesn’t even begin to mention their high antioxidant content. The anthocyanins found in blueberries have actually been shown to improve memory and help prevent cognitive decline in older adults (1) — yet another reason I make sure to eat some daily!
As for the protein sources for your smoothie, the first thing you’ll be adding in is ½ cup of plain Greek yogurt (feel free to optionally use vanilla flavored yogurt if you’d like as well). Greek yogurt makes a fantastic choice to add to your protein smoothies because it tastes great, it’s incredibly high in protein, and it’s packed full of probiotics that help to keep your gut flora functioning properly. Probiotics help to prevent certain types of bowel diseases by helping to give your immune system a solid boost (2), making Greek yogurt another essential item with my daily diet.
While adding Greek yogurt is a great way to up the protein content of this recipe, you’ll also be putting in one scoop of vanilla whey protein powder as well. I usually use a whey isolate powder made by Optimum Nutrition that provides 24 grams of protein per serving with only trace amounts of carbohydrates. It also contains a good amount of essential BCAAs as well, making it a fantastic overall protein powder. You can get the exact brand I use to try for yourself by clicking here.
And finally, as I mentioned earlier, you’ll be adding ½ cup of milk to use as your liquid base for the smoothie. I generally always add 2% milk to my smoothies for the perfect mix of protein and saturated fat. Again though, feel free to customize the recipe a little bit and swap it out for skim milk or even unsweetened almond milk if you’d prefer. There’s no right or wrong way to enjoy a delicious blueberry bomb!
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Blueberry Bomb Smoothie – Out of This World Protein Smoothie Recipe
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
½ cup milk
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 scoop (1 oz) vanilla whey protein powder
½ to 1 cup ice
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.