Strawberry Almond Flax Protein Smoothie

Hope everyone’s week back at work is going smoothly. Mine’s been rough to say the least. Staying positive has been tough and I’m experiencing some post-holiday blues regarding the weather, the back injury issue, as well as it being crunch time at school for testing. Is is summer yet?

I wanted to share a great smoothie recipe I had the other day. Like I said in a previous post, I don’t really consider many of my shakes to be my own original recipes but this one came on a whim and I had to share! The rich taste of the almond butter really makes it unique, and the protein fills me up! I also added chia seeds and flaxseeds because I just recently bought chia seeds and have been dying to see what the fuss was about, and flaxseeds are supposed to be good for you so I threw them in for good measure, lol.

strawberrysmoothie Strawberry Almond-Flax Protein Smoothie

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use designer whey)

1/2 cup of fresh strawberries

1/2 cup of low fat or fat free cottage cheese (just trust!)

up to 1 tbsp almond butter(I put about 1/2 tbsp, but I didn’t want to add a ton of calories)

1 tsp flax seeds

1 tsp chia seeds

6-7 ice cubes

water to mix everything up

Blend until smooth! You may also, if you prefer, want to add sweetener. I find I enjoy my shakes without it.

Let me know what you think!

P.S. Bloggers- I tried overnight oats!! I don’t know…I’m not completely sold. I just tasted like Greek yogurt and some gooey oats (which was what it was). And I much prefer hot oats. I put a bit of almond butter on top with some coconut shreds and it didn’t really do much for me. What combo should I try for overnight oats that will make me a believer?!?

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5 thoughts on “Strawberry Almond Flax Protein Smoothie

  1. Lessons Life Teaches Me

    It took me a while to like overnight oats. I tried mixing with strawberry banana Greek yogurt and had the same feelings as you. I switched to plain Greek yogurt, milk, chia seeds, honey, and cinnamon, and I love it now. Just keep playing with the combinations.

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  2. powerpeanut

    I actually prefer my overnight oats WITHOUT yogurt. I used a scoop of whey protein powder instead (I’m currently using vanilla custard…which tastes like cake batter), 2T chia seeds, a teeny bit of almond milk, 1/2 a banana, and a bit of almond butter.

    Since I don’t use yogurt I also warm mine up a bit….which I think you’ll prefer. 30 seconds gets it just a bit above room temp. Don’t go too long though b/c otherwise you start cooking it. :) Good luck!

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  3. Brittany

    I hated overnight oats!! I tried them once over a year ago, and never went back. I put PB in mine too and it was awful. This smoothie sounds wonderful though!

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