August 15, 2013

Strawberry Banana Spinach Protein Smoothie

I was recently sent some Gnarly Whey Protein to try and review here on my blog. I chose the vanilla flavor since vanilla can mix well into many different things.

I have made about 5 recipes using Gnarly Whey so far and really like it. It leaves no gritty or chalky feel in the food. It mixes well without contributing too much to the flavor. The Gnarly Whey protein helps keep me full between meals.

My favorite and new-to-me use for protein powder is in oatmeal. It mixes in very well and tastes great. Oatmeal is super healthy as it is rich in whole grains and fiber. It is a bit lacking in protein though and this whey protein adds the perfect amount of protein to my oatmeal.

One scoop of this protein powder has 86 calories, 12.5 g protein, 2 g fiber and 2 g fat. The protein powder does contain stevia leaf and erythritol for sweetness.

I also have created several different protein smoothies using the Gnarly Whey Protein. Here is one of my recipes:

Strawberry Banana Spinach Protein Smoothie

1/2 frozen banana
1 scoop Gnarly Whey Vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 large handful fresh spinach
1 cup tea or other low-calorie beverage (skim milk, soy milk)

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!

This smoothie is very easy to make and tastes great after a workout! I really enjoyed trying Gnarly Whey protein and will continue to use it to boost my protein intake.

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