Three Fruit Protein Smoothie

by zesty on February 22, 2012 · 17 comments

Busy Busy Busy.

I don’t have much time to stay and chat with you.  I am running around with the basement renovation and trying to work on a big consulting job that has m y hair thinning.  I know … thinning.  Terrible.  Anyway – I wanted to do a re post of a great smoothie we make when we are in a rush.

Simple.  Quick.  That’s How I Roll!

I am bought  a new lens for my SLR camera which makes me excited. I picked up the Canon 50 mm f/1.8 lens as well as  umbrella lighting kit.  Trying to fool around with my pictures and stay on top of my game.

I have been noticing my pictures are somewhat boring and drab as of late.  Speaking of pictures… I was playing around with the camera yesterday as you can see below just practicing different settings and techniques.  I made this awesome smoothie using up some fruit that we bought over the weekend.

I prefer fruit smoothies over veggie smoothies but I will drink both. This one was packed with blueberries, raspberries, and cherries!
I know….. cherries – they took a bit of work to remove the pits but added a nice flavor.


  • 1 Cup Raspberries
  • 1 Cup Blueberries
  • 1 Cup Cherries ( pit removed )
  • 1 Scoop Protein powder
  • 2 Tbsp. Flax seed
  • 1/2 Cup Astro Plain Yogurt
  • Drizzle of Agave Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup Skim milk or Soy Milk


  1. Add yogurt, milk, berries, protein powder, syrup and flax.
  2. Blend together adding more yogurt or milk if needed.
  3. ENJOY!

Enjoy the day where ever you are in the world and I will see you on Friday.  Oh before I go, I have a question to ask you regarding smoothies.  What is your go to ingredient when it comes to smoothies?  Are you a creamy smoothie person or do you prefer them juicy? Just curious really.    I find myself always going back to the Juicer recipes just because I can drink them faster.  The only problem with that is I get a brain freeze and the juicer takes longer to clean.  Have a super Wednesday.

Take care


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1 Danica

Great pics Z ~ always! Can’t wait to see how you use the new lens.

I am kind of impressed you actually “pitted” a whole cup of cherries. I would just buy frozen :D

My favorite goto for smoothies ~ Greek Yogurt & agave ~ it makes them thick/creamy and sweet so it “sticks” with me longer and feels like I ate something. I also LOVE using frozen bananas because they work the same way. The juicier ones taste great but I am ALWAYS still hungry after.

Have a great Wednesday!



2 brandi

That smoothie looks perfect – thick and creamy!

I love using almond milk in my smoothies – it’s thicker than regular milk and doesn’t have the tang of yogurt. I’m not a fan of yogurt fruit smoothie – too much tartness!


3 Chris

The super close up of the blueberry makes me feel like an Alice in Wonderland character. I add extra water to any smoothies I make just to dilute the high sugar levels. And if I use yoghurt I like it to be gelatin free – never tried the Greek yoghurt in smoothies but I love. I took a peek at all your other juicer recipes – they look excellent.


4 Joanne

I’m not sure how your photos can get any better. But good luck with the new lens.

As for smoothies, I’m not a creamy person, I like juicy. I also don’t add any additional sugar since the fruit tends to sweeten enough for me. Just plain and simple.


5 Marianne

I’m totally jealous of your camera equipment purchases. Have fun with them!

And I like a creamy smoothie, not juicy…otherwise I would be drinking juice. LOL.


6 Kath

Pretty!! I like the one with the glass the best :)


7 Tami@nutmegnotebook

I love your smoothie photos! Too funny I made a fruit and veggie smoothie right before I sat down at the computer. I am enjoying a delicious smoothie made with two handfuls of organic baby greens, a little water, one banana,one apple and some frozen blueberries and cherries. It becomes completely smooth and beautiful after a whirl in the Blendtec!

For a more dessert type smoothie I like a little fat free Greek yogurt blended with frozen fruit but I still toss in a handful of greens and a carrot for added nutrition.


8 Cheryl

This smoothy looks awesome! Will be trying this recipe in the near future!


9 Helene

Great pics, I have this lens but don’t use it as much as my macro lens for food photography. For smoothies I sneak in veggies in my fruit smoothies and nobody can taste the difference.


10 Bev

Pics are wonderful! I can almost smell the fruit.


11 Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt

Thank-you for the free recipe book download!


12 zesty

Thanks Dena


13 katie

I want this smoothie in my belly <3


14 Lara

Try frozen cherries next time, ZC. They’re just as sweet but with none of the work!
Great pics! Keep ‘em coming!


15 Kathleen Richardson

Delicious recipe, Zesty. Delicious photos!


16 zesty

Thanks Kathleen – I appreciate it!


17 Dynamics

I like thick smoothies to eat with a spoon. If in a hurry a flavorful thin to drink fast. Your pictures are beautiful!!


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