Flax Power Protein Smoothie

Having a go-to smoothie is a must. As much as I love my fruity smoothies like my Strawberry Kale Smoothie, I also love creamy, nut butter filled smoothies. That’s why I developed this energy-boosting Flaxseed Protein Smoothie filled with protein-packed ingredients like peanut butter, ground flaxseeds (also called flaxseed meal), and greek yogurt.

This Flaxseed Protein Smoothie is filled with the perfect mixture of protein-packed ingredients like peanut butter, ground flaxseeds, and greek yogurt. Customize it to your liking with ingredients of your choice.

I am a peanut butter fanatic and eat it on the daily. Whether it’s in my morning oatmeal or blender hummus— I love how versatile and affordable this ingredient is. When buying peanut butter, ensure it does not contain any hydrogenated oil or added sugars. The only 2 ingredients on the nutrition label should be peanuts and a small amount of salt.

This Flax Power Protein Smoothie is filled with the perfect mixture of protein-packed ingredients like peanut butter, ground flaxseeds, and greek yogurt. Customize it to your liking with ingredients of your choice.
Peanut Butter made with hydrogenated oil and added sugar (left) vs Natural Peanut Butter with only 2 ingredients and no added sugar (right)

The banana works as the primary sweetener in this smoothie but if you are looking for it to be a touch sweeter, feel free to add a date or two into the smoothie for a natural sweetener. I like to use dates in my Protein-Packed Banana Bread to add the necessary sweetness without any added sugars.

Flaxseed Protein Smoothie

Flaxseed is another powerful ingredient added into the mix. You can consume the seeds themselves, but I like to eat them ground for easier digestion. They are a great source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber.

Try throwing your ground flaxseed in customizable granola, energy bites, or this smoothie recipe below! What are your favorite protein packed smoothies to make?

Flax Power Protein Smoothie

Flax Power Protein Smoothie

Yield: 1 16 oz smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Flaxseed Protein Shake is filled with the perfect mixture of protein-packed ingredients like peanut butter, ground flaxseeds, and greek yogurt. Customize it to your liking with ingredients of your choice.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice (dairy milk, almond milk, oat milk, etc)
  • 1 ripe banana, frozen or fresh
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 2-4 tablespoons of greek yogurt or other protein add-in of your choice, (collagen peptides, protein powder, oats, chia seeds)
  • 1/2 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 smoothie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 410Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gSodium: 70mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 9gSugar: 22gProtein: 22g

This is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Nutrition may vary depending on ingredients used. For more nutrition information, seek a professional registered dietitian's advice.

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This Flaxseed Protein Smoothie is filled with the perfect mixture of protein-packed ingredients like peanut butter, ground flaxseeds, and greek yogurt. Customize it to your liking with ingredients of your choice.
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2 Comments

    • Hi Ruth,

      Thanks for the comment. I just updated this recipe to reflect the nutrition facts. This can slightly vary depending on what kind of milk or add-ins you use – but with using skim milk and greek yogurt, this smoothie packs in 22 grams of protein! Let me know what you think if you try this recipe 🙂

      ~Mackenzie

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