In the morning, there is nothing more glorious than delicious blueberry muffins. They seem to be the perfect breakfast, and for many years I would reach for a muffin calling it a “healthy breakfast” it did, in fact, have eggs and fruit, right?
Sadly those muffins are full of sugar, and I would blow through my daily sugar intake first thing in the morning. Not a great way to start the day with a HUGE blood sugar spike. These days I am trying to feed my body well and live a healthy life. There is a MUCH better way to get the flavor of blueberry muffin goodness without all the extra grams of sugar and carbs.
You will love this Lemon Blueberry Protein Shake, made with simple ingredients. It is the perfect way to start your day!
Lemon Blueberry Protein Shake
- 1 Scoop vanilla protein powder
- One teaspoon lemon zest – to taste a little lemon peel adds the perfect brightness of flavor
- Fresh lemon juice – I used half a lemon
- 1 cup Fresh Blueberries
- 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk or unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 6-7 Ice Cubes – to desired thickness
- 1 tsp sugar-free vanilla powdered coffee creamer – I like this using this one from vital proteins for an extra boost of protein
Blend and Enjoy!
To up the grams of protein per shake and some extra nutrients, you could add some of the following:
plain greek yogurt
This protein shake will be a new favorite and is an easy recipe to throw together when you are in a hurry! Protein first thing in the morning is a great way to tame your appetite throughout the day, stabilize your blood sugar, and help with weight loss. (All wins in my book!)
This lemon blueberry protein shake is so tasty and would make the perfect post-workout smoothie or even a great after-dinner treat, add a little extra ice and make it super thick for a smoothie bowl vibe.
I often get asked which protein powder brands I recommend. You will find the ones I love and use a whole lot below.
MY FAVORITE CHOICES FOR HIGH-QUALITY PROTEIN POWDER:
Each Protein Powder I recommend has the highest quality ingredients, with no sketchy crap that many brands use. Choosing a clean protein shake powder with all-natural ingredients is important.
- Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein Powder -Vanilla or Chocolate
- Just Ingredients Protein Powder – Use Code ‘JALYNN’ to save 10%
- Truvani Plant-Based Protein Powder
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