This delicious protein smoothie is perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack. It's high in protein due to edamame, not protein powder, and also contains a fiber boost. Enjoy!
My latest kitchen obsession has been with trying to add protein to foods that aren't traditionally super high in the filling nutrient. And I've also been making smoothies (like my Berry Almond Cocoa Smoothie and my Pumpkin Pie Smoothie) almost every morning, so I decided to power up my morning smoothie with protein!
This protein smoothie recipe boasts 27 grams of protein, along with 11 grams of fiber (more than 40 percent of an adult's daily need) per serving. That's a lot of nutrition in one glass!
The vanilla bean adds a subtly sweet taste. If you've never shopped for vanilla bean before, it's pretty simple—although I had to research what type to buy. You might see Grade A and Grade B beans in the store. Choose Grade A, which is recipe grade. Grade B is what you'd use to make your own vanilla extract.
When you get your bean, simply slice it lengthwise with a knife. You'll then see lots and lots of tiny vanilla beans. Scoop these with a spoon, and add to your recipe.
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Tools I used:
In a high-speed blender, add banana, edamame, and almond butter. With a knife, slice vanilla bean horizontally, then scrape seeds with a spoon and add to blender. Add milk; blend, and enjoy! Serves 1.
Nutritional information per serving: Cal: 480 Fat: 16 g Sat fat: 4 g Pro: 27 g Carbs: 62 g Sugar: 33 g Fiber: 11 g Chol: 10 g Sod: 150 g
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