Making your own fruit smoothies, protein shakes and meal replacement shakes is not hard to do at all and require only a few basic ingredients and a blender.
The best, and most nutritious homemade smoothie recipes usually consist of milk (usually low fat), a frozen banana, some kind of berries (blueberrie, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, etc). and a scoop of protein, usually soy or whey.
For me, the frozen banana is a must. Not only does it provide potassium and other essential nutrients, but it adds a creamy texture that no other fruit provides. If you add less milk, you can even get the consistency of soft serve ice cream–without all the fat and calories!
These homemade smoothie recipes provide excellent nutrition and make an ideal breakfast because fruit and protein in this form is easily absorbed in the digestive system and is the very best way to feed your body after going 8 hours or more without food. You will be amazed how filling and satisfying these drinks are. They will keep you satisfied until your next meal without all the fat and simple carbs (like doughnuts) of a more traditional breakfast.
A Basic Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
1 frozen Banana
4 frozen strawberries
12 oz milk
1 scoop protein powder
Blend in a blender for smooth consistency. Use more or less milk for desired thickness