Monday, July 4, 2016


Happy Independence Day, friends. I am enjoying a relaxing long weekend and I hope you are able to do the same. In celebration of the fourth of July, I made a delicious and beautiful (if I do say so myself) layered star spangled protein smoothie!

I'll be the first to admit that my cooking and crafting skills have a lot to be desired. It has to do with patience (or lack there of). I just want things to be done, so if there are a lot of tedious steps that require time and careful attention (or crafting scissors), I'm probably not going to be great at it. I realize that a smoothie is neither crafting or cooking, but making a layered smoothie is about as close as I am ever going to get.

So you can imagine my surprise when I pretty much nailed this layered star spangled smoothie recipe that I found on Pinterest.

I changed the ingredients a bit to use what I already had in my fridge. I used a vanilla Premier Protein shake instead of milk, because I am a Premier Protein ambassador and like to add protein to everything to make the most of my strength training.

All the red, white and blue smoothie ingredients. The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades.

1 large banana
1/2 cup of plain Greek Yogurt
1 vanilla Premier Protein shake

Red Layer: 
Blend 1/3 of the banana, 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt and the strawberries. Add a little of the Premier Protein if you need it to blend. Pour the red blend in the bottom of a glass and put in the freezer while you make the other layers. Clean out the blender and blades between layers. (I used my Nutri-bullet.)

White Layer:
Blend 1/3 of the banana, 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt and 1/2 cup of the Premier Protein vanilla shake. Pour in a separate cup and place in the freezer. Clean out the blender and blades again.

Blue Layer:
Blend 1/3 of the banana, the blueberries and a bit of the Premier Protein shake for blending.

Let the layers sit in the freezer for about 30 minutes until they are firm enough to combine. Add the white layer on top of the red and then the blue on top.

Star Spangled Smoothie

Maybe it came out a little more pink, white and purple than red, white and blue but trust me, this baby was delicious! Happy 4th of July!

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  1. Yum and wow! It's so fancy! It's pretty close to the smoothie I usually make, though I don't layer mine :) Happy 4th, Lea!

    1. I'm pretty impressed with myself on this one :)


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