Wake Up From a Dream Smoothie

This RecipeSkill Level: Beginner

Serves: 1

Start to Finish: less than 10 minutes

The protein from the milk in this smoothie increases energy by its metabolism-boosting effect, Kleiner says. “It’s also rich in antioxidants like vitamin C and potassium, which supports nerve conduction and muscle contraction and enables you to think more clearly and move more easily.”
Bonus: Cinnamon not only adds warm, sweet flavor, but this spice has also been shown to keep blood sugar levels in check by helping the body burn carbs for fuel.

1/2 cup soy or almond milk

1/2 cup orange juice

1/2 frozen banana

2 tablespoons (1 scoop) vanilla whey protein isolate powder

1 teaspoon honey

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

1 large pinch ground ginger

5 to 8 ice cubes


Place all ingredients together into a blender and blend until frothy and smooth.

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving:

Total Calories: 285

167mg Sodium

39g Carbs

3g Fiber

3g Fat

0g Saturated Fat

28g Protein

252mg Calcium

1mg Iron

Espresso Protein Smoothie

Coffee Protein Frap – for Tina!


1 portion Whey Vanilla Cream Protein
2 shots espresso
1/4 c unsweetened almond milk,
1/2 c water
Optional cinnamon & pumpkin spice
OR chocolate powder?

I forgot to top it with cinnamon and pumpkin spice, however, I don’t really feel it was necessary because the Frap was delicious. I could taste the coffee, and the vanilla from the Almond milk and protein. This was a very easy recipe and tasted very good too. The bulk of the nutrition content of the Frap recipe comes from the protein powder. You do get a tiny additional amount of calories (maybe 10-20) from the almond milk and coffee

If you want a thicker consistency you can add in natural yoghurt or a banana!

Chocolate-Almond Banana Smoothie

Chocolate-Almond Banana Smoothie

Items to add:

  • 1 banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder


Chocolate-Almond Banana Smoothie

Serves 1

Ripe banana and almond butter give this delicious smoothie body and a light sweetness without the addition of sugar or other refined sweetener. For a sweeter drink, you can add 3 to 4 pitted dates and blend for 1 minute. Using frozen banana makes the drink cold and extra thick, but an unfrozen banana works well too with the addition of an ice cube.


1 banana, sliced and frozen 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond butter 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder


Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve immediately.


Per serving: 280 calories (110 from fat), 13g total fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 38g total carbohydrate (7g dietary fiber, 20g sugar), 7g protein