Blueberry Mango Protein Smoothie

Blueberry Mango Protein Smoothie
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Wake up with a protein rich, antioxidant blast… no matter the temperature outside!  This morning Chef Dillon, aka my 5 year old son, created this delicious smoothie with me.  Dillon follows a dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free diet which helps keep him well, active and able to focus at pre-school.

Even though temps are in the single digits we love making morning smoothies together.  And this one is super simple!

No added sweeteners necessary, even natural ones, with the rainbow of frozen fruits. And adding some plant-based protein helps to slow absorption rate of the energizing carbs and keep us full for our morning routine of walking around the neighborhood to run our errands by foot.

Serves 2

Ingredients:

12 oz unsweetened almond milk

1 cup frozen blueberries

1/2 cup frozen mango

1/2 frozen banana

1 pack Vega Vanilla Almondilla protein powder
Directions:

Add almond milk to blender

Add frozen fruits & protein powder

Blend

Add more almond milk as needed for desired thickness

 

Looking for some substitutions?

Try blackberries or acai for blueberries.  Peaches or pineapple for the mango.

Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN is a senior clinical nutritionist for Dana Farber/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Cancer Care, Harvard Medical School teaching affiliates, in Boston, MA. Together with her husband, Dr. Russell Kennedy, PsyD, they have a private practice, Wellness Guides, LLC, that sculpts individualized plans for weight management, disease prevention and management and to promote longevity. Stacy is a Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition and Integrative Nutritionist with the Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies. Stacy also serves as project manager and lead writer for Nutrition Services content on the Dana-Farber Web site www.dana-farber.org/nutrition and affiliated app. Stacy is regularly featured in TV, radio and print media. Stacy is featured in the award winning documentary films, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead and FSND2, www.fatsickandnearlydead.com and works as the Lead Nutritionist for its affiliated company Reboot with Joe. Stacy was a key member of the start-up team who opened and operated Stacy’s Juicebar in Needham, MA. Kennedy created and oversaw execution of the menu and cleanse program (2013-2014). Stacy is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Health Fitness Specialist and works in private practice to help her clients get results with simple, healthy eating strategies. Stacy received a B.S. in Dietetics from Indiana University, completed her Dietetic Internship at Massachusetts General Hospital and earned a Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Stacy lectures on nutrition, weight loss, exercise and wellness behaviors to local schools, medical professionals and graduate universities. She has two sons, three dogs and lives in Wellesley, MA, just outside of Boston. Stacy enjoys cooking, juicing, hiking and yoga.