This balanced smoothie is great for a meal replacement or after a workout.

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
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Directions

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  • Place the banana, strawberries, almonds, and water into a blender. Blend to mix, then add the ice cubes and puree until smooth. Add the protein powder, and continue mixing until evenly incorporated, about 30 seconds.

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Nutrition Facts

349.4 calories; 21 g protein; 53.2 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 194.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2009
This is a great smoothie - It is based on "The Zone Diet" which gives the right balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fats per meal. The idea of the diet is to control insulin and blood sugar levels to keep you full longer. Its a great diet and works well! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/06/2009
This recipe was okay. I make protein smoothies everyday after working out. I liked that this recipe used almonds. That was different. I also used vanilla protein instead of chocolate. Read More
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60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2009
This is a great smoothie - It is based on "The Zone Diet" which gives the right balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fats per meal. The idea of the diet is to control insulin and blood sugar levels to keep you full longer. Its a great diet and works well! Read More
(136)
Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2011
Very good! I used a 1/2 banana, 1 cup strawberries, 4 tablespoons of vanilla protein powder (which equaled 1 full scoop) and increased the water to 6 tablespoons to make it a bit thinner and easier on my blender. I was looking for a good protein recipe I could use for breakfast and yielded just 1 serving, this was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2009
Thank you!! My husband has been running us into the poorhouse ordering protein shakes every time we are at the gym. He gave this two thumbs up! Thanks again. Did not change a thing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2010
Yum I really liked this. I used skim milk in place of the water. I was nervous that I'd have chunks of almonds but my blender did a pretty good job. I only had plain protein powder so I added cinnamon a touch of vanilla & some ground flax. Good stuff and a great way to start the day. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/06/2009
This recipe was okay. I make protein smoothies everyday after working out. I liked that this recipe used almonds. That was different. I also used vanilla protein instead of chocolate. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2011
Although I had to modify the recipe I enjoyed this! I need more protein in my diet and was told to try to supplement with smoothies. I'm also restricting my calories so I need to be careful what I add because they add up fast! I used: 1 frozen banana 12 frozen strawberries (close to 1 cup) 1/2 cup 1% milk (I also need more dairy) 1/2 cup water 1.5 scoops of Vanilla Whey Protein. The frozen fruit eliminated the need for ice but adding a little more water kept it from becoming too thick to drink (it was still VERY thick) I would have added a few almonds if I had them but it would have added quite a few calories. Healthy ones but calories all the same. I used a Blendtec Blender (similar to what Jamba Juice uses) so it was able to handle all the frozen fruits just fine. Since I only had 1/2 the serving and it was a generous portion it calculated out under 150 calories and about 10 grams of protein. I might add 2 full scoops next time for a little more protein for about another 20 calories.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2010
I'm doing the flat belly diet so this is a PERFECT recipe for breakfast for me! Love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2010
Perfect! All around great combination for a protein smoothie. Everything about this one works; flavor texture and purpose. Thanks for a great recipe. I'll use this one a lot. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2009
I didn't have whole almonds so I used a 1/4 cup of slivered almonds. I used regular flavored soy-protein instead and added some sugar. This is a good tasting dairy-free smoothie. We usually make yogurt based smoothies. I froze the bananas and strawberries so I didn't even bother with the cup of ice. I was worried about it diluting the flavor too much. Read More
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