Monday, August 18, 2008

Healthy Cheap Protein Smoothie Costco Style

Found a cheap way to make tremendously healthy, delicious smoothies which don't break the bank account. Went to Costco and picked up EAS whey protein and 2 bags of Radar farms mixed berries (blueberries, marionberries and raspberries).

Went to local store and picked up a bunch of ripe bananas, which I peeled and froze. Blend 1/2 cup berries and 1.5 scoops protein powder with 1/2 the frozen banana and a delicious high protein smoothie which is the perfect texture.

Here is a basic breakdown of the cost and ingredients. You can change the amount of protein, add milk or yogurt, use more berries or a whole banana depending on your preference for extra protein or carbs.

TOTAL COST (est. 30-70 smoothies)
Protein 6lbs $30
2 bags Berries $20
Bananas (store) $3

Cost Per smoothie around $1.00

Optional Yogurt or Milk

Calories per Smoothie
1.5 scoops of protein: 210 calories, 40 grams protein, 3.5 grams fat, 5 grams carb.
1/2 cup berries: 35 Calories, 8 grams carbs
1/2 banana 50 Calories 13 grams carbs

Total: 295 Calories, 40 Grams Protein, 26 grams Carb, and 3.5 grams fat

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