Strawberry Banana Beet Juice Protein Smoothie

16 May

Disclaimer: I received free product from Nuzest USA to create recipes with. All opinions are my own; I was not compensated for my time.

Nothing says springtime like fresh berries! That’s why, when I saw beautifully ripe strawberries at the store for stupid cheap, I knew I’d be a fool if I didn’t stock up. But the problem with buying ripe-at-the-moment fruit is that it’s going to go bad soon. And no one can eat four containers of strawberries in a few days (ok, maybe you can, but that’ll be about all you eat!).

Instead, I took the freezer route. Just like when I buy a huge bag of overripe bananas, I washed, hulled and halved these lovely strawberries and laid them out on parchment-lined baking sheets to freeze. Just a few hours in the freezer and they were rock-solid, after which I transferred them to freezer-safe zipper-top bags.

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Now THAT is how to prep for the ultimate protein smoothie! This concoction is a simple one, made of frozen bananas and berries, prepared beet juice, Nuzest Smooth Vanilla Clean Lean Protein powder, hemp seeds, coconut, and pepitas for a fat boost.

The result? A dreamy, creamy, dark pink smoothie that’s bursting with fresh fruit flavor, lots of protein, stamina-improving beet juice, and the right ratio of carbs:fat:protein:fiber to get you through the day.

Don’t forget that you can take 15% off your next order of Nuzest USA products using my code “behealthy” at checkout! These protein powders really are clean and lean – they’re vegan, too, and taste amazing on their own, or blended into smoothies and baked goods!

Strawberry Banana Beet Protein Smoothie

Makes 1 big smoothie, or two smaller servings

  • 1/2 C prepared beet juice
  • 1 C cold water
  • 1 serving Nuzest Smooth Vanilla Clean Lean Protein powder
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp pepitas
  • 2 tbsp shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 1 diced, frozen banana
  • 4 halved, frozen strawberries

Blend together all ingredients until completely smooth. I find it helps to use the “ice crush” setting first, to break down the frozen fruit. Add more cold water as necessary, until desired smoothie consistency is reached.

If you prefer to eat your smoothie with a spoon, omit the water and add just a splash of non-dairy milk to blend it up.

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14 Responses to “Strawberry Banana Beet Juice Protein Smoothie”

  1. GiGi Eats Celebrities May 16, 2017 at 9:57 am #

    NUZEST FOR THE FRIGGIN WIN! I am in love and obsessed with it!!! ❤

    • xtinaluvspink May 16, 2017 at 11:11 am #

      Hell yeah!!! It’s so good and I love how clean it is 🙂

  2. Abbey Sharp May 16, 2017 at 11:53 am #

    Yum. I love the beet colour! Looks delicious

  3. Julie Harris May 16, 2017 at 11:55 am #

    I am always a bit shy trying new protein powders because I’m sensitive to textures of these things but looks like this one is a-ok.

    • xtinaluvspink May 16, 2017 at 1:13 pm #

      I totally understand! The texture of this one really is silky smooth.

  4. Mariangelica @ Chasing Littles May 16, 2017 at 12:52 pm #

    Always looking for more breakfast options, thanks for this! I’ll add it to my list!

  5. Kelly Page (@TastingPage) May 16, 2017 at 4:13 pm #

    So many great ingredients in here. Looks like it would also keep you full all morning!

    • xtinaluvspink May 16, 2017 at 4:25 pm #

      It does! I’ve been making this daily for over a week already.

  6. Emily Holdorf May 16, 2017 at 10:03 pm #

    I haven’t tried beets in my smoothies yet, but this looks delish! Such a pretty color! I’ll also have to check Nuzest out!

    • xtinaluvspink May 16, 2017 at 10:07 pm #

      Please do! I can’t say good enough things about them and their products 🙂

  7. Project Wellness Now June 8, 2017 at 2:18 pm #

    What can I say…It’s a powerhouse of nutrition. Perfect to start one’s day with!

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