Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tropical Protein Smoothie

Just a quick post with a new recipe!  Unfortunately, only I tried this but Mike probably would like it too.  Also be on the lookout for a full product review in the coming week!

This morning after I ran 5 miles at marathon pace, well almost the first mile was a little speedy but the rest were all around 9:38 pace, I wanted to have a smoothie.  Unfortunately we are running low on frozen fruit but we did have some pineapple and peaches in the freezer (at first I thought the peaches were mango but good thing they weren't).

Tropical Protein Smoothie

1 cup orange juice
1 scoop GNC Pro Performance Casein Protein - vanilla flavor
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 cup frozen peaches

I added the ingredients in the order listed and blended.  I had to stir it with a spoon a few times since the peaches were stuck together!

 ME represent!

This smoothie hit the spot!  I like how the vanilla added a nice flavor that made it seem even more tropical than just the fruit and juice.  I think this is how I am going to use this protein powder because I actually like the flavor better than just plain (which I have tried too).  It wasn't too thick and could probably be even thinner if you added more juice/fruit.  If you did that it might be more appropriate for two people, since the amount in the photo is how much the original recipe made.

I would love to know your protein shake/smoothie recipes, what's your favorite?  I kind of want to try one with blueberries next, stay tuned!

I was provided the GNC protein powder for the purposes of review.  The opinions expressed in this post are, as always, my own. 

36 comments:

  1. That shake sounds tasty! I don't drink protein shakes often, maybe I should!

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    1. You should! They taste really good, and like regular shakes/smoothies you can mix it up.

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  2. I find your cup selection to be strategic...Beer Me! Nice touch :)

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    1. Haha, I can't take credit for the cup. LiveME definitely gets all the credit but it is a great cup! It was the perfect touch for the smoothie!

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  3. I need to start making myself some protein smoothies. This one looks delicious.

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    1. Definitely! I'm really glad we had peaches and not mango, although I would have used them anyway.

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  4. That looks delish! I just came home with a whole mess of peaches.
    Right now I'm doing frozen blueberries/strawberries/raspberries w/tart cherry juice, protein, coconut milk, spinach and Spirulina.

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    1. It was! I love your recipe too! I need to pick up some almond/coconut milk for this blueberry idea that I have. I'll share that too!

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  5. Looks great. I love GNC protein powders among others.

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    1. It is a great protein powder, I definitely prefer it mixed with other things over plain though.

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  6. I love mixing vanilla with tropical fruits like that. Always a yummy result!

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    1. I thought it was a pretty clever combination!

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  7. That sounds so refresshing. Thanks for sharing your protein smoothie!

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    1. Definitely refreshing and summery!

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  8. That sounds amazing! I need some GNC powder - it seems everyone is using it these days!

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    1. It's really good! You should check it out and they have lots of different kinds.

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  9. where did you get the GNC powder, Jamie? There used to be GNC stores around here, but haven't noticed one in awhile!

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    1. I was provided it by the company for a product review campaign so it was mailed to me, but there are a lot of stores in Rochester.

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  10. I have never thought about putting peaches in a smoothie - great idea! Blueberries are one of my all time favorites to add to smoothies! :) Especially the ones we picked from Northern Maine.

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    1. We kind of just throw random things in the blender most of the time! I don't really like mangoes that much though so I'm happy they were actually peaches!

      Blueberries from Maine are a MUST! When we go hiking back home I always eat the blueberries that I see, I get that from my dad!

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    1. Thanks Jenny! I want to try it with the Vega Sport protein too :)

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  12. yum yum yum! I am loving the smoothies in the morning too! I have even been eating them when I don't run in the mornings because I like how I can get 2-3 fruits/veggies!

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    1. We love smoothies, they are so good!

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  13. Sounds tasty! I love a nice big smoothie after a long run!

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    1. Definitely! They are really good :)

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  14. I love your fruit combo! I get stuck in my usual blueberry-banana combo, which I love, but pineapples and peaches sound delicious. I'm sampling those protein powders this week, too! :)

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    1. MMM blueberry and banana sounds good too! I'm loving trying all of the protein powders :)

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  15. Looks delish Jamie! You come up with some good combinations. Wish there was a portable or solar powered blender or something so we could make these at RTB!

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  16. Found your blog through, swim bike mom! Excited to follow you to an ironman...I hope to do one in the future! That smoothie sounds amazing!

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    1. Thanks for checking out my blog! I'm going to go check out yours right now :)

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