Energize your morning with a tropical protein shake using frozen strawberries, pineapples, and protein powder.
Most every day I start my morning with a protein shake, often this Tropical Protein Shake. They are easy to make, taste delicious, and full of protein, keeping me feeling full all morning. It is a tool in my healthy eating strategy.
Benefits of Protein Shakes
My morning protein shake is filled with protein, fiber, fruit, and a shot of apple cider vinegar. Adding it to my morning protein shake always brings me back to going to the"health food" store with my Grandmother. She always had apple cider vinegar on the counter.
The protein powder is clinically tested and certified to have a lower glycemic index, which means it tastes great and won’t cause a spike in blood sugar. It contains 20 grams of protein per serving.
The fiber I add has 12 grams of fiber, nearly half the daily requirement, derived from grains, fruit and vegetables.
Apple cider vinegar helps regular blood sugars. It is anti-bacterial and aids in the fight of infection. Apple cider vinegar is believed to help in weight loss and levels the PH balance. Including it in your diets can aid to detoxify the body.
What's In a Protein Shake?
- Coconut Water
- Frozen strawberries
- Frozen pineapple
- Protein Powder, I use Arbonne Protein Powder
- Coconut Extract
- Fiber Powder, I use Arbonne Fiber powder but it's optional
- Apple Cider Vinegar
What Equipment Do I Need to Make Shakes
All you need to make a protein shake is a blender. A hand juicer isn't necessary but can be helpful. I love this one.
I have a specific order for my shakes. First, I add the liquid, coconut water, to the blender. Next, I add the frozen fruit, topping with the protein powder, fiber powder, apple cider vinegar, and coconut extract. If you find the mix is too thick, try adding a little water until the desired consistency is achieved.
- 16 ounces coconut water
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- ½ cup frozen pineapples
- ¼ cup Arbonne strawberry protein powder
- 1 tablespoon Arbonne fiber powder
- 1 /2 teaspoon coconut extract
- Place coconut water in a blender and then add remaining ingredents.
- Blend until combined.
Use vanilla protein powder in place of strawberry.
Add ½ cup of frozen spinach or kale.
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 285mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 6gSugar: 25gProtein: 15g