I don’t think there are too many people that aren’t looking for extra ways to get more protein into their kids. While mine do eat a healthy amount, I love that we’ve finally figured out a way to add it to tasty and fun snacks like this Strawberry Smoothie.
We made it two different ways—both with added protein using Jay Robb Vanilla Whey Protein Powder (which smells like cake batter by the way!). The reason we used the Jay Robb, aside from the cold pressed processing, strong reviews and good reputation, was that you could buy a sample pack from Whole Foods. I’ve heard so many say they’ve spent lots of money on other powders, only to learn they were disgusting. Anyway, I will admit I bought this probably a year ago (gross…maybe), but it was GREAT! There are still others on my list to try but this was a good start for sure! What is your favorite protein powder?
So the first milkshake, oh wait, I just called it a milkshake, but there is no milk in it and it’s suppose to be a smoothie. Still, to me it tasted like a strawberry milkshake, thick and creamy. So the first has everything in it that is listed below minus the almond butter. The second had the almond butter. The good thing about both of these smoothies is they are low in sugar. Smoothies can quickly become an insulin shock to the system with too many fruits, especially tropical ones. Try to stick with berries or green apples since they are lowest in sugar when making a smoothies.
Here is what you need:
- 3/4 cup frozen strawberries
- 2 tablespoon almond butter (optional)
- 1.5 cup almond milk (I use 1/2 cup almond milk and 1/2 cup canned full fat coconut milk)
- 2 tablespoons protein powder
- 3-5 drops stevia (what we used) or 1 tbsp honey
So Tate loved his with the almond butter which makes me happy. Extra good fat and protein! And I loved it too, but I think I might have preferred the other drink without the almond butter. Again, I think because it tasted a little more like a milkshake. Either way, they were both really good!!!
Oh and speaking of protein, yes, I know, these Simply 7 chips we got at Whole Foods are not even close to “Paleo”. But, they are a fun snack that my son loves and has 9 grams of protein per serving. 9 grams! Not bad for a “chip”. While they are not cheap, they are on sale now…
Eileen - I’m excited to try this! Have been searching for a good protein powder, but I don’t want to buy w/o sampling (call me crazy). Will grab a pack next time I am at WF. Glad it doesn’t use artificial sweeteners – can you taste the stevia in it?
Landria - Hey Eileen! I couldn’t taste it at all. Hope you like it! 🙂
Jing Chen Lee - Hi Landria, My kids don’t like Almond milk. Can I use regular organic 2% milk? Thanks…
landriav - Hey Jing! Yes that should be fine.