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 Board-Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition and senior clinical nutritionist for Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Cancer Care, Harvard Medical School teaching affiliates, in Boston. Stacy created and serves as project manager and lead writer for Nutrition Services content on the award-winning, Dana-Farber website and affiliated Nutrition app. Her app and cancer video series have been featured in popular press and industry magazines. Stacy is regularly featured in TV, radio, podcasts, documentary films and print media.

Stacy teaches nutrition at Simmons College. She co-founded her private practice, Wellness Guides, LLC and works as a nutrition consultant and advisor for numerous businesses and non-profit organizations in the health, wellness, food and technology spaces.  She is former Chief Wellness Officer and currently sits as an Advisor for AVA, a tech-nutrition startup leveraging artificial intelligence for meal tracking, planning & expert nutrition coaching. She is featured in Lighter, the plant-based nutrition-tech tool for meal planning.

Stacy is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor. 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.

She enjoys yoga, running, cooking and caring for her husband, sons and dogs.