You are not going to want to miss this high protein smoothie recipe!
This Mango and Almond Butter Protein Smoothie recipe is so delicious and filling. The sweet from the mango paired with the savory of the almond butter makes for such a satisfying meal or snack. It is also so quick to whip up! No more excuses for skipping breakfast or grabbing something from a package. This smoothie is full of protein which has so many benefits for your body.
Be honest, who has a hard time getting enough protein into their day ? Increasing protein has been a major focus of ours over the past year.
Protein is the building blocks of your muscles, and your muscles boost your metabolism and help you drop fat. Protein also helps with your post workout recovery and keeps you feeling full longer. We have found that most women we work with are initially not getting enough protein into their diet.
Without enough protein your weight loss effort can easily be sabotaged. When you create a calorie deficit, your goal is to decrease your body fat while maintaining your muscle mass. However, without enough protein, a calorie deficit can easily starve your muscles. Sure you may drop pounds on the scale, but it will be highly likely that these pounds will include your muscle mass. Ladies, you do not want this! Losing your muscle mass will only make it more difficult to reach your goals.
So, rule of thumb, eat lots of protein. Of course you can overdo it on protein as you can anything else. If you are unsure how much protein you should be eating you can get a custom calorie and macronutrient (carbs, fat, and protein) calculation from us here.
We love using protein powders to help increase our protein intake during the day. Our preferred protein powder is whey, however there are many great plant protein powders as well.
Our Mango Almond Butter Protein smoothie is so quick to make. No more excuses for skipping breakfast in the morning or eating something out of a package. You HAVE the time to make this, and it will start your day out right and keep you feeling full for hours. Try it out and tell us what you think!
Deanna and Joy
Mango and Almond Butter Protein Smoothie RecipeCourse: Breakfast, snackCuisine: Smoothies
1 cup frozen mango
1/2 banana sliced
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 TBSP almond butter
1 Scoop (25g) of vanilla protein powder
- Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve immediately.
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1 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories349
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Protein 25g 50%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.