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Last Updated on June 24, 2019 by Ellen Christian
Starting the day off with a protein smoothie is a great way to help keep your appetite in check. Protein makes you feel full longer and since I generally get the urge to snack mid-morning, a protein smoothie is a great way to snack healthy that will fill you up until lunchtime. This tropical protein smoothie recipe is easy to make and gives you a Vitamin C boost from the pineapple as well. I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team and am sharing this with you as part of their promotion. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
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Tropical Protein Smoothie Recipe
Smoothies are fun to make because you can really be very flexible with them. I adjust the fruit I add to my smoothies depending on what I have in the refrigerator that needs to be used up. Today I had bananas and pineapple so that’s the base of this tropical protein smoothie recipe. This is perfect for college students looking for a healthy college breakfast.
The protein comes from Greek yogurt. Please don’t substitute regular yogurt because it doesn’t have the same levels of protein and won’t do nearly as good a job as if you used Greek yogurt. I added organic plain Greek yogurt. You could add flavored Greek yogurt but don’t get the kind with artificial ingredients. You want to start the morning off with a healthy smoothie.
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- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
- 2 tbsp shredded coconut, unsweetened
- 1 cup plain organic Greek yogurt
- Combine all ingredients in a blender & blend until mixed.
Taking a break mid-morning to take care of myself and recharge is a great way to ensure I make it through the day. I try to take an hour or so to recharge a few times a day to make sure I don’t burn out. This morning I turned on the new Netflix original series, Bloodline. Starring Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) and set in the Florida keys, the series follows a family caught between the ugly truth and the terrible lie that covers it up. The Florida Keys inspired me to create this Tropical Protein Smoothie Recipe and share it with you today. Each episode is about an hour long so it’s the perfect break to recharge.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.