Summer has arrived here in Phoenix. Today’s predicted high: 111. Forecast of for the next week: 108-111. I’m not complaining. I’ll take summer in Phoenix over winter in a cold climate any day. You don’t have to shovel sunshine 🙂
This time of year I like to begin my day with a smoothie or protein shake for breakfast. They’re easy, cold, creamy and satisfying.
Today I made a blueberry peach protein shake for breakfast with cottage cheese, vanilla protein powder, blueberries, frozen peach slices, water and lots of ice. It was the perfect way to cool down and power up after getting back from my morning walk with Francie.
Skinny on Blueberry Peach Protein Shake for Breakfast
I’m always playing with my smoothie and protein shake recipes, adjusting them to suit my tastes and preferences. Right now smoothies and protein shakes with fewer carbs and more protein and/or fat seem to be working best for me. I feel like my energy is more even and my hunger satisfied for longer. So, I’m using both cottage cheese and protein powder in them. And I’m keeping the fruit content relatively low. Speaking of fruit, here’s a post I wrote about how to count the fruits and vegetables blended into smoothies and drinks.
If you use nonfat cottage cheese (something I’m NOT doing right now) this smoothie can work with Weight Watchers Simply Filling.
If you’re on Weight Watchers, you probably already know that protein powder isn’t considered a “Power Food” but this smoothie mix is. I compared this powder to the WW smoothie mix ingredients and nutrition facts. As far as I can tell it’s very similar in nutritional makeup. And I like it better because it’s all natural and uses stevia instead of sucralose (which gives me a headache). So, I’m taking liberties and counting it as a Power Food 🙂 Any protein powder with a similar nutritional makeup would work too.
Sweet, cool and creamy this blueberry peach protein shake got my day started right. According to my calculations each serving has 180 calories/4WWPP if you’re counting fruit and 134 calories/3WWPP if you’re not. Enjoy!
What’s your favorite summertime breakfast?
Blueberry Peach Protein Shake Recipe
- 1/3 cup cottage cheese (non-fat for Simply Filling; I prefer full fat)
- 2 tablespoons 15.5 g vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup frozen peach slices
- 1/4 cup water
- 8-12 ice cubes
- Sweetener to taste (I used 2 packets of Truvia)
- Place all the ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
More Easy Healthy Smoothies and Protein Shake for Breakfast
*PointsPlus® for this blueberry peach protein shake for breakfast calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
I Used My Vitamix, To Make this Blueberry Peach Protein Shake for Breakfast:
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