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Raspberry Lemonade Protein Smoothie

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290 Calories – 47g Protein – 22g Carbs – 1.5g Fat

Upgrade your basic vanilla protein powder to this raspberry lemonade protein smoothie for a tasty way to cool off and get those macros.

One of my favorite things after a hard workout or run is a cold, frothy protein smoothie. Of course you can get them on the go or you can have a powder that you mix with water or milk or whatever but I like it well-blended with some fruit and some Greek yogurt for extra protein and thickness. Making this raspberry lemonade protein smoothie feels like a reward after a tough sweat session, but this shake can be drank anytime.

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If I had the storage space, I would buy many protein powders and all different flavors and varieties, but they come in such large containers that it isn’t realistic. So I tend to stick with the basics. Always vanilla, sometimes chocolate and occasionally something special like a banana nut bread (which is really good by the way.) Vanilla protein powders is a great because it’s basic and you can customize it with so many different ways to add extra flavor. The vanilla protein powder that I use has a blend of whey, casein and egg white proteins.

Image depicts gray background with a milk container, a bowl of Greek yogurt, a scoop of vanilla protein powder, a measuring cup of frozen raspberries and a packet of lemonade with a red and white tea towel on a wooden cutting board.

This raspberry lemonade protein shake has a vanilla protein powder base in addition to nonfat Greek yogurt, to provide a little bit of extra protein and thickness. I used frozen raspberries which I bought at the grocery store and a pack of lemonade drink mix. The lemonade drink mix adds enough lemon flavor, and the Greek yogurt tones down sweetness a little bit. I suggest starting with half the packet of lemonade and then add more based on your taste preference.

Image depicts blender canister with protein shake ingredients, a milk container, a cutting board with a red and white tea towel an half a lemon on it, with empty measuring cups and a bowl with a gray background.

Frozen versus fresh fruit

I’ve been buying more frozen fruit because it doesn’t go bad if we forget to eat it like fresh fruit does, plus it’s really, really good in protein shakes and smoothies. Make sure to always check the back of the package to make sure you are getting only the fruit and not added sugars. Some frozen berries have sugar added, while they taste great, it’s not what we want.

Additionally, raspberries are a great source of fiber, which is so important for our gut health. The frozen fruit section at my local market also offers, blackberries, pomegranate pearls, papaya, mango, pineapple and so much more. Get creative!

All it takes is a blender and two minutes to turn your protein shake into a protein smoothie.

In my protein shakes, I have been using nonfat ultra filtered milk for extra protein and flavor. If you don’t use dairy milk, you can use alternative milks as well as water. The calories and macros will be different, depending on the products that you use, so adjust accordingly.

Image depicts clear drinking glass with pink protein shake inside, topped with raspberry bits on a gray countertop. In the background is a canister of protein powder, half a lemon, a wooden cutting board and a red and white tea towel.
Raspberry Lemonade Protein Smoothie

Raspberry Lemonade Protein Smoothie

Yield: 1 shake
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 6 ounces non-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Notes

Start with just half the packet of lemonade then add more according to your taste preferences.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291Total Fat: 1.5gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 7gSugar: 12gProtein: 47g

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