Berry Protein Power Smoothie

October 7, 2015
Berry Protein Power Smoothie - Berries and chocolate are a beloved pair. Protein powder, hemp seeds & greens to make this smoothie especially nutrient dense

“I don't believe in twisting yourself into knots of excuses and explanations over the food you make”     ~ Julia Child

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A recipe then

It's an easy one; and a nutritious one and requires five minutes and a blender.  No knots.  No excuses.  No explanations.

It's also simple, sexy, and clever.

Berries and chocolate are like Fred and Ginger, quite a beloved pair.  Protein powder, hemp seeds, and greens to make this smoothie especially nutrient-dense.  The combination of banana and nut milk make it oh-so-creamy.

Berry Protein Power Smoothie - Berries and chocolate are a beloved pair. Protein powder, hemp seeds & greens to make this smoothie especially nutrient dense

I like to dress it up a bit when I make it at home, with maybe a few berries or a pinch of bee pollen sprinkled on top.

Know it's just as tasty, and you're just as sexy, whether you happen to drink it from your husband's coffee mug, your toddler's sippy cup, or in your water bottle on your way to the office

Wishing for you the happiest of Wednesdays



~ Adapted from Crazy Sexy Juice: 100+ Simple Juice, Smoothie & Nut Milk Recipes to Supercharge Your Health by Kris Carr

Berry Protein Power Smoothie


  • 1 ½ cups almond milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)
  • 1 large banana, frozen
  • 1 cup blueberries, frozen (or mixed berries)
  • ¼ scoop protein powder (vanilla or unflavored are great)
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 Tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1 cup kale, leaves only, tightly packed (or spinach)


  • Wash and prep all ingredients. Blend and serve!
Serves: 2
Nutrition + Show
Calories 280
Total Fat 10.2g
Saturated Fat 2.2g
Carbohydrates 32.3g
Fiber 5.7g
Sugars 18g
Protein 17.6g
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  • Reply Sarah October 12, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    This smoothie looks so vibrant and lovely! Also, I must say I love that your comment box writes in script…. I feel very posh as I’m writing this comment!! 🙂

  • Reply Ana De- Jesus February 27, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    I agree that berries and chocolate are like fred and ginger, a fabulous pair. I love the sound of this berry protein smoothie too xx

  • Reply yvonne February 27, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    I love smoothies, and have one for my breakfast most mornings. I am always on the look out for some new ideas ! x

  • Reply Anton February 27, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    I love a smoothie after a good workout. Berry ones are my favorite cos there’s the extra benefit of all those anti-oxidants.

  • Reply Molly February 28, 2017 at 6:09 am

    This smoothie sounds very nutritious! I will take a note of it. I’m allergic to nuts so almond milk may not work for me haha but will modify to suit my personal dietary situassie. 🙂

  • Reply Ana Ojha March 1, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    5 stars
    This will be my post-gym smoothie! Thanks for sharing the awesome recipe Allison! Can’t wait to try!

  • Reply Tiina A March 2, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    5 stars
    Super delicious and healthy looking! I can’t start a day without a smoothie 😀 Berry smoothies ar my favourite ones. I have used cacao nibs too but never mixed them with berries – definitely have to try that combo!

  • Reply Niks Mendoza March 4, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    5 stars
    I should probably start eating/drinking healthier. And this looks like a good start as it’s really easy to do and I’ve no talent whatsoever in the kitchen. lol This looks great! Thanks! xoxo

  • Reply Joanna May 11, 2017 at 10:04 am

    5 stars
    Looks and sounds delicous great that its quick and easy to make and healthy too.

  • Reply Gareth Torrance May 11, 2017 at 10:43 am

    4 stars
    This both looks and sounds delicious! And really quite healthy too, especially compared to the stuff I tend to drink!

  • Reply Chelsea Elizabeth May 11, 2017 at 11:11 am

    I love smoothies. I often have one for breakfast or a snack if I’m in a rush as I find them so quick, easy and filling. Perfect for summer time too!

  • Reply Barbie May 11, 2017 at 11:56 am

    This sounds delicious! I’m not keen on protein smoothies as the ones I have tried haven’t been great, but this one sounds so fruity and definitely something I would love to try!

  • Reply Becky May 11, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    What an amazing smoothie. You captured it amazingly. Would love to blend this up for a daily smoothie!

  • Reply Ritu Sharma May 11, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    I haven’t tryed it but in pictures it is looking delicious so now I will try it.

  • Reply Sarah bailey May 11, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    I do love a good smoothie I have to admit although I don’t make them as much as I should, I definitely need to give this recipe a try.

  • Reply Adrienne May 11, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    5 stars
    This looks absolutely delicious and so refreshing for Spring. I need to totally make more protein smoothies, so this is going on my must make list.

  • Reply Renee May 11, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    5 stars
    Oh, I love a good smoothie recipe! I am always looking for different smoothie recipes to try, I usually drink one each morning because I need something I can carry around with me when I’m walking through my house attempting to get ready for work while doing so many other things lol.

  • Reply Claire May 11, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    4 stars
    OMG, that berry smoothie looks so good!!! I totally love berry-filled anything

  • Reply Tina Butler May 11, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Your smoothie looks really good. I love berries and kale has a bit of a bite to it, but I will give it a try. I usually use spinach in my smoothies but I can make a change once in a while.

  • Reply Rhian Westbury May 12, 2017 at 3:23 am

    Such a vibrant colour for a smoothie. I’ve never been big into smoothies, not quite sure why really x

  • Reply Akamatra May 12, 2017 at 3:32 am

    Oh now you’ve done it! I need to find some kale soon and try this out! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Melanie May 12, 2017 at 4:48 am

    Love my smoothies and this one looks fab x

  • Reply Tanya Brannan May 12, 2017 at 4:58 am

    My daughter loves healthy smoothies and makes them all the time so she is always looking for new recipes, especially ones with protein in them! Thank you for sharing x

  • Reply Betsy May 12, 2017 at 6:24 am

    That photo is stunning…the colours are just beautiful!! I love how you added hemp hearts…they are a must in my smoothies. They add such a creamy, nutty flavour, don’t you think?

  • Reply Becca Talbot May 12, 2017 at 6:28 am

    hehe drinking from your kids tippy cup, love it! this recipe sounds delicious – I’ve never tried protein powder but a lot of my friends do use it x

  • Reply Anna nuttall May 12, 2017 at 8:25 am

    5 stars
    Yum this look delish. I do love a good berry smoothies. xx

  • Reply Jemma May 12, 2017 at 8:53 am

    I love smoothies, this recipe sounds delicious and perfect for summer!

  • Reply David Elliott May 12, 2017 at 9:05 am

    I do love my smoothies. And this looks like a very yummy smoothie. I will have to try this out.

  • Reply Kristy May 12, 2017 at 9:30 am

    I love a good smoothie! They are so simple to create, yet so satisfying. I love the colors of this one. You have packed so many great things in this one! I’m excited to try it.

  • Reply Ayesha Farhad May 12, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    oh wow! this looks delicious! and just perfect for the summer!

  • Reply Paula Schuck May 12, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    5 stars
    Now that’s a smoothie! It looks really good. Perfect for summer.

  • Reply Stephanie Cummings May 12, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    This looks really nice, sadly I can’t face thick drinks and I know I wouldn’t be able to swallow a sip.

  • Reply Lori Bosworth May 12, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    This blueberry chocolate smoothie looks so delicious! I love the combination of blueberry and chocolate…I wouldn’t have thought to do that. Also, lots of healthy ingredients. Hmm, maybe I’ll have to make this for breakfast tomorrow.

  • Reply Louise May 13, 2017 at 3:14 am

    This really does look so good I think I am going to have to try it thanks for sharing

  • Reply Tiffany Haywood May 13, 2017 at 11:50 am

    3 stars
    My oldest loves his smoothies everyday and I often get to reap the benefits because he almost always makes a bit too much for just himself. I think I’ll pass on this recipe so that we – i mean he – can give it a try! 🙂

  • Reply Jessica May 13, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    This recipe sounds so awesome.I’m going to try it.Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Kira May 14, 2017 at 10:41 am

    I definitely need to start making more shakes like this over summer, always so delicious!

  • Reply Patty May 14, 2017 at 10:54 am

    5 stars
    I like a good smoothie. It fills me up and it is really good for my health. I love the berry combination in this smoothie too. I have a different brand of protein powder but that’s okay. I will make this smoothie for breakfast tomorrow.

  • Reply Jules May 15, 2017 at 6:06 am

    I love berries and I think smoothies are a brilliant way to add fruit to a diet.

  • Reply Melissa W. May 15, 2017 at 11:25 am

    As a busy mom of 2 toddler, I’m often looking for an easy way to get my daily servings of fruit and veggies. I’ve found smoothies to be my go-to breakfast options and this one looks like a terrific one. I would even toss in some spinach leaves to get some greens.

  • Reply Yaya May 15, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    I haven’t proactively made any smoothies using berry and chocolate, but this one has me quite intrigued. I tend to find berries a bit tart, but the chocolate seems like it will tone it down. Yum!

  • Reply Helen May 15, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    I love that you compare berries and chocolate to Fred & Ginger! Such a perfection comparison and a great recipe too.

  • Reply Danasia May 15, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    I love love love a good smoothie! It seems like the perfect healthy option for breakfast on the go.

  • Reply Yeu Doi May 15, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! It looks so healthy & filling. Great breakfast idea for busy people!

  • Reply Stephen May 17, 2017 at 6:09 am

    You make this sound so appealing and I am not usually one for Smoothies!

  • Reply Reese May 19, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Each time visiting your blog I’m inspired! Healthy choices first! Smoothies are always the best option!

  • Reply Laila May 22, 2017 at 12:37 am

    I’m so making this. I love smoothies, but if I can make a healthy one and save myself money on it, I’m in!

  • Reply Jacqueline June 1, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    5 stars
    I love berries, I just wish they weren’t so expensive here at home. This is a lovely recipe, I sure am going to try this out soon. Hopefully, my little one will like it, too!

  • Reply Maria April 19, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Yum! Smoothies are my favorite go to meal! Especially now with nursing.

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