Strawberry-Banana Protein Smoothie

No added sweeteners here! The trio of naturally sweet, fiber-rich fruits is all this protein-packed smoothie needs to taste great. A spoonful of ground flaxseed adds heart-healthy omega-3 fats. Use ice cubes if you like a frosty smoothie or opt for water if you don’t want it so cold.


1 cup hulled strawberries, fresh or frozen
1/2 medium banana
1/2 cup diced mango, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon natural nut butter, such as cashew or almond
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (flaxmeal)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ice cubes or 1/2 cup water

ADD 100 CALORIES by blending in an extra tablespoon of nut butter.


Combine strawberries, banana, mango, yogurt, nut butter, flaxmeal, vanilla and ice cubes (or water) in a blender. Puree until smooth.

ACTIVE: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 10 minutes

Nutritional Information

SERVES 1: 1 3/4 CUPS

Calories 359, Fat 14g (sat 2g), Cholesterol 6mg, Carbs 46g, Total sugars 30g (added 0g), Protein 19g, Fiber 10g, Sodium 85mg, Potassium 917mg.


Recipe credit: NOURISH by Eating Well Magazine. Sponsored by Taiho Oncology.