Sweet and creamy strawberry protein smoothie with coconut milk and flaked coconut for more of a tropical taste.
I'm back, ladies and gentlemen!
Did you even notice that I was gone? I'm sure you really missed me. Haha
For the past week I was gone in Nashville for Coach Summit and while I had a few recipes ready to blog about while I was there, I honestly just didn't have the time to blog about them. Also, it just didn't feel right blogging about food when I was at my annual “work convention” and surrounded by fitness people. So instead, I decided to blog about the new product launches that they announced. Have you seen them? All new workout program, CIZE, brand new Shakeology Boost Supplements for added oomph to your shakes, and then a breakthrough workout supplement line, Beachbody Performance. Oh an I almost forgot about the best one… Autumn Calabrese new cookbook FIXATE.
I am so excited for all these new products! Beachbody seriously goes above and beyond on their supplements and product launches.
Anyway, moving onto this beautiful, pink protein smoothie.
So, if you noticed, I literally just posted two coconut protein shakes back-to-back. This was not intentional but somehow happened. When I was making the recipe, I originally wanted a strawberry coconut smoothie but the first batch somehow had a rogue blackberry added to the shake (darn mixed fruit bags) and thus turned the beautiful pink shake a dark purple. From just one blackberry. So I just went with it.
The shake was still beautiful so I instead of throwing it away in frustration, I photographed it and tried for the beautiful pink again. Success happened after the third try. The second try didn't have the beautiful pink hue that I was looking for. The taste was there but the image was not all that great. So try again… and success!
It's that pink just gorgeous? Gah, I love it. Yes, that is the true color of the shake, there is very minimal editing done to these photos.
So here it is… this protein smoothie that I have been drinking everyday for breakfast for the last week while I was in Nashville. With such little time in the mornings before the training sessions, it was just so much easier to have my blender and blend up the coconut-y goodness before heading out for the day.
Strawberry Coconut Protein Smoothie
- Place protein powder, strawberries, banana, and coconut milk into a blender and blend on high until smooth. If smoothie is too thick for your taste, add some water and blend.
- Add flaked coconut and blend on high for about 15 seconds or until fully incorporated.
- Serve immediately garnished with extra flaked coconut, if desired.