Blueberry Lemon Smoothie | The Nutritionist Reviews
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Blueberry Lemon Smoothie

Blueberry Lemon Smoothie is tart with hints of sweetness and is packed with protein, antioxidants, calcium and fiber as a great way to start your day!
Blueberry Lemon Smoothie


This post has been sponsored by Deerland Probiotics and Enzymes through Kitchen PLAY. All opinions are my own.

I just made the best smoothie that I have ever made, and I am going to share it with you! This blueberry lemon smoothie is so, so tasty that I think that I'm going to make it at least a couple of times per week for breakfast or for a snack. This healthy smoothie is so easy to make and filling too! It is perfect for after a workout or even for breakfast on-the-go.

How to Make a Blueberry Lemon Smoothie

I couldn't decide if I wanted to do lemon juice or a whole lemon (aside from the peel) and decided to go with the whole lemon for extra fiber. I'm so glad that I did! It is delicious. I just cut the peel off of my lemon with a knife and literally threw the entire lemon into my blender. I added in blueberry Greek yogurt for a boost of protein and sweetness. Feel free to use plain Greek yogurt or vanilla Greek yogurt instead.

Lemon Blueberry Smoothie
I added in a protein powder with ProHydrolase in it to make the smoothie more filling, and then I added milk for liquid to blend it all up. ProHydrolase helps to break down protein and is helpful for people who have intestinal discomfort when eating protein enhanced products. I do not personally suffer from GI issues when having protein powder because I don't use it in larger quantities but definitely know people who have issues when using protein powder. Also, if I use a larger quantity of protein powder though, I have gotten GI upset from it.

To buy my protein powder with ProHydrolase in it, I just searched for it on Amazon and was able to find quite a few brands that have it. I use it like I would any other protein powder: in a smoothie, in overnight oats, etc. I have had no issues when using this protein powder and have had no GI issues which is great.

ProHydrolase can help the body absorb more protein instead of excreting it. It helps to greatly reduce digestive discomfort that is caused when protein is not broken down for easy digestion of protein supplements. It works with various types of protein including whey, soy, egg, casein, hemp and pea. Studies have also shown that it helps to increase the available amino acids in the blood, decrease C-reactive protein levels and decrease the large peptides that cause stomach discomfort when using protein supplements.


When I made this smoothie, I went with frozen blueberries since they are inexpensive, easy to find and give the smoothie an awesome thick and frozen consistency. This smoothie is tart and tangy while having hints of sweetness. I can't wait to experiment more with citrus in smoothies!

Healthy Blueberry Lemon Smoothie
The chef of this delicious smoothie was my son who just turned 2! He has to help me in the kitchen with everything and added the lemon, protein and Greek yogurt to the smoothie along with pressing start on the blender. It's a great opportunity to get kids in the kitchen and to drink a nutritious smoothie.

Funny story, as I was about to photograph this blueberry lemon smoothie, my poster board that I use to reflect light fell over and knocked over an entire smoothie! Oh my goodness, I have never cleaned up a bigger mess than over 8 ounces of blueberry smoothie everywhere. Thank goodness I had plenty of ingredients to make more!

Easy Blueberry Lemon Smoothie

Blueberry Lemon Smoothie

Blueberry Lemon Smoothie is tart with hints of sweetness and is packed with protein, antioxidants, calcium and fiber as a great way to start your day!
Yield: serves 2 

Blueberry Lemon Smoothie

Blueberry Lemon Smoothie is tart with hints of sweetness and is packed with protein, antioxidants, calcium and fiber as a great way to start your day!
prep time: 2 MINScook time: 0 MINStotal time: 2 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 whole lemon, peel cut off
  • 1 small container blueberry Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop protein powder with ProHydrolase
  • 1 cup milk

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Blend all ingredients together and serve immediately.
Enjoy!

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Blueberry Lemon Smoothie recipe
Have you tried using a protein powder with ProHydrolase? Has it helped you reduce GI discomfort when using a protein powder? I'd love to hear!

4 comments:

  1. This looks so good, and has so much good protein in it!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it would keep you full for awhile for sure with all that protein.

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  2. Yum! This smoothie is so gorgeous. It sounds like a perfect blend of ingredients!

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  3. This looks so good. Yes, I have GI issues with most proteins. It sounds like I need to find a protein with Prohydrolase.p

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