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Banana-Blueberry Vanilla Soy Protini

4 Jun

Can you tell I love protinis yet?  Here’s one that I have come to love as much, if not more than, the strawberry-banana protini.  It’s more tart because, in my opinion, blueberries have a more sour taste than strawberries do.  It certainly hits that tangy spot of mine!!

Serves 1

1 small frozen banana, sliced

1/4 cup frozen blueberries

1/4 cup soy milk

1 serving of vanilla protein powder

1/2 cup cold water

A small handful of ice

1.  Throw all the ingredients into a blender and wipe the drool off your chin as you watch it become a creamy masterpiece of banana-blueberry goodness.

– Alex

Strawberry-Banana Vanilla Soy Protini

3 Jun

It’s allllmost summertime which means we’re ready for some fruity and refreshing protinis!  Here’s one of my favorites.  I was never a strawberry girl but changed my mind after combining it with old faithful: banana.  Now whenever I’m feeling like I need a healthy, fruity, creamy, delicious boost, I whip up one of these babies.

Serves 1

1 small frozen banana, sliced (using a frozen banana makes the protini thick and creamy like the consistency of a milkshake!)

1/4 cup of sliced strawberries

1/3 cup of soy milk

1 serving of vanilla protein powder

1/2 cup of cold water

Small handful of ice cubes

1. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth and creamy.  Add a little water or some more milk to thin it out.

– Alex

Chocolate Banana Soy Protini

2 Jun

What is a “protini” you ask?  It’s a protein shake with a cute little spin on the word.  No, there isn’t any alcohol in any of our protini recipes but hey, if you’re feeling kinda frisky, go for it.  I suggest a touch of rum..

This is my favorite protini to make.  Maybe it’s because bananas are my new favorite ingredient to work with.  I’m not sure I’ve gone a breakfast without it in some form or another for the past two months. The banana makes this drink so creamy and rich.  The end result shockingly tastes like a milkshake from an ice cream shop minus the guilt.

5 Minutes – Makes 1 serving.

1 small banana, sliced and frozen

1/3 cup soy milk

1 serving chocolate protein powder (I use CareOne Whey & Soy Rich Chocolate)

A small handful of ice cubes

1/2 cup of cold water

1.  Throw all the ingredients into a blender (yay for the Magic Bullet) and blend until smooth and creamy.  Thin it out with a little water if necessary.

Nutrients per serving:  Calories: 240, Fat: 0, Sat Fat: 0, Carbohydrates: 28 g. Fiber: 4 g, Sugar: 15 g, Protein: 28 g

– Alex