Last Updated on February 16, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster
This Tropical Sunrise High Protein Breakfast Smoothie Recipe is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Premier Protein . The opinions and text are all mine.
Many years ago, I acquired a smoothie maker. Basically, it is a blender that has a single serve attachment to make individual smoothies. It is one of those appliances that has gained coveted counter space in my kitchen because it is used so often. My family starts the day with a smoothie almost every weekend and they are popular weekday afternoon snacks. This tropical sunrise high protein breakfast smoothie uses plenty of frozen fruit, along with Premier Protein Banana's and Cream protein drink.
High Protein Breakfast Smoothie Tip
Premier Protein contains 30 grams of healthy protein and 160 calories per serving. It is a great way to add protein to smoothies, which helps keep you full longer.They also have only one gram of sugar per serving and are low in fat.
Ways to add protein to your smoothie
Using protein drinks is one way to add protein to smoothies but there are lots of other options. Here are a few more high protein breakfast smoothie add ins:
- Nut butters
- Coconut milk (low fat is better than full fat)
- Flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, etc. (ground or whole)
- Seaweed (you can buy seaweed powder to make it easier)
- Oats. Drink oatmeal smoothies right away as they tend to thicken up quite a bit. Check out my banana oatmeal smoothie!
- Milk (or your favorite non dairy beverage)
Tips for Making Breakfast Smoothies
The key to making a quick and easy breakfast smoothie recipe is to keep bags of frozen fruit in your freezer. I buy them in bulk from the grocery store and switch out the flavors, depending on my mood. You can also add fresh spinach in if you want to boost your veggie intake for the day.
This tropical sunrise high protein breakfast smoothie recipe really looks impressive because you layer two different flavors. It is not at all complicated, though, and tastes delicious! Want a pretty green layer? Try making an avocado smoothie and layer that in!
What liquids go in smoothies?
What liquids go in smoothies besides protein drinks like this? Your options are fairly limitless. Use coconut water if you are aiming for hydration after a workout. You can also include any type of dairy or non dairy liquid, juice, regular water, kefir or even herbal teas. Healthy smoothies come in all sorts of flavors and varieties!
What are the healthiest things to put in a smoothie?
The healthiest smoothie ingredients are going to depend a bit on what your health goal is and why you are drinking a smoothie. Pre workout smoothies should be high in protein with plenty of fiber to keep you full longer. If you are trying to lose weight, however, steer clear of high calorie smoothie ingredients like juice. I find that leafy greens, fruit, coconut water and flax seeds are a great combination for a hot afternoon.
Morning smoothies tend to include oats, nut butters, banana, protein drinks, and maybe a little bit of cocoa powder if I am really feeling decadent. Greek yogurt and nuts/seeds are also great ways to add a boost of nutrition to your breakfast smoothie.
How long should you blend a smoothie?
Once you add the fruit and liquid to the blender, how long do you have to blend it? At max, about two to three minutes, however, this really depends on the strength of your blender. Blend your smoothie for a minute or so and examine the thickness. If it is too thin, add more frozen fruit. If your smoothie is too thick, add more liquid and continue blending for another minute or so.
- 1 Premier Protein Bananas & Cream shake
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 sliced orange
- 2 cups frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, cherries)
- Place banana, mango, orange and ½ cup of protein shake into blender.
- Blend until smooth and pour into glass.
- Rinse blender container.
- Place remaining ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour berry layer on top of mango smoothie. Enjoy!
If you don't have the protein shake, use your favorite dairy or non dairy beverage
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 653Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 285mgCarbohydrates: 119gFiber: 13gSugar: 90gProtein: 24g
Nutrition information not always accurate
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.