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Summer Strawberry Protein Smoothie

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It’s strawberry season! Whether you are taking the kids to a patch to pick your own, or just running through the market, be sure to buy a few pints before it’s over. I love strawberries this time of year. You can use them in salads, create a simple dessert, or throw them in scones for a quick but impressive and indulgent breakfast. For a healthy snack, I decided to whip up a Strawberry Protein Smoothie. It’s quick, easy and is a crowd pleaser for my kids and super picky hubby.

Like most moms, the struggle to find kid and husband approved healthy meals and snacks is real. I do a decent job, but when they really like something, it’s worth sharing. Earlier this year, I posted our go-to green smoothie. I drink it almost every day, but for a little variety, this bright and sweet strawberry smoothie is the perfect breakfast or post workout drink.

Summer Strawberry Protein Smoothie

Strawberry Protein Smoothie

Summer Strawberry Protein Smoothie

Makes 2 Servings

2 cups fresh strawberries
1 ripe medium banana
1 – 2 cups of unsweetened vanilla almond milk (measurement varies on the kind of consistency you like.)
1 scoop of protein powder
1 package of Vital Proteins
1 pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt
1/4 teaspoon real vanilla extract.

* I love Califia Farms Almond Milk, and Vega Vanilla Protein Smoothie Powder.

Throw everything in a blender, and in seconds you have a nutritious and delicious meal or mid-afternoon pick me up.  I add a tiny pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt to bring out the sweetness (plus take advantage of some of its health benefits) and a little splash of pure vanilla extract for some depth of flavor.

Strawberry Protein Smoothie

Take your smoothies on the go with these plastic cups and lids.  I know they’re not very environmentally friendly, but frankly, every time I buy fancy cups and bottles to reuse, my kids lose every single one of them. So I make sure we toss them in the recycling, and we use these stainless, reusable straws.

This is real life; it’s all about balance.

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Megan Kristel is an entrepreneur, working mom, and former personal stylist. Tired of the one-dimensional portrayal of women online, she founded The Well Dressed Life as a resource for other professional women.

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Michelle Bardzil

Tuesday 5th of June 2018

Hi Megan, I just clicked on the health benefits of salt link and wanted to thank you for the link. I had no idea how beneficial one salt could be over another. Just wondering if Dr Axe's website is the one you use when you have questions regarding healthy eating, etc. There are so many sites available and don't know how to tell if the writer is credible or not. Thoughts? Thanks again for your great website and newsletters. Michelle

Megan Kristel

Tuesday 5th of June 2018

Hey Michelle! Thanks so much. I actually read about pink himalayan salt a few years back, oddly enough in an article about what Tom Brady and Gisele eat - which is insane. But I did end up researching the benefits of different salts and ended up adding it to a lot of my cooking. I won't use it in baking, but I will use it in salads, to season meats and to sprinkle in shakes and smoothies. It tastes the same to me.

I like Dr. Axe's website because it speaks in simple terms and is easy to understand if I have a question about something, I also use many recipes and healthy tips and strategies on the GOOP website, and Jessica Seinfeld has some fantastic healthy meal ideas too.


Tuesday 5th of June 2018

The smoothie sounds yummy, but I absolutely LOVE the straws! I'm unnaturally obsessed with straws and ordered these immediately - thanks!