This tasty little treat seriously rocks my Casbah. Why? So sweet and delicious, it’s hard to believe it’s fruit and not some sugar-laden delicacy. Using my beloved Ninja, I created this protein-packed blend by tossing in an overly-ripe pluot, some fresh-frozen strawberry ice cubes, the juice of half a lime and one scoop of vanilla protein powder (you could use 1 cup of vanilla or plain non-fat yogurt here, adding water to thin, if needed).
Did I mention how much I love the Ninja? If you don’t have one, you’re missing out. This baby blends smoothies like nobody’s business. The ice that my old “blender” whirled around before ending in a frustrated defeat of crushed ice is no match for the Ninja. (My apologies to my blender, may you rest in peace).
Strawberry-Pluot Protein Smoothie
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
6-8 ounces of water (or per the insturctions on your powder)
1 handful frozen strawberries
1 ripe or overly ripe pluot
Freshly squeezed juice from 1 lime
Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until combined. Serve with fresh mint if desired.