As a kid, I used to lovvvvve the look of neapolitan ice cream, especially in an ice cream sandwich! Then I became a dietitian and realized, though not bad as an ocassional treat, there’s not much nourishment coming out of those creamy choco-nilla-strawberry layers. So of course I challenged myself and turned into a nutritious, high protein smoothie. I personally used it as my post workout breakfast, but I bet this would be great just about anytime–like a health dessert perhaps? Maybe make a batch and save it in the freezer to split with your kids or significant other.
If you’re short on time, use the short cut directions. But if you really have nothing to do then try the deconstructed version.
Neapolitan Protein Smoothie
1 scoop Growing Naturals Vanilla Rice Protein
1 scoop Growing Naturals Chocolate Pea Protein
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 tbsp. PB2, defatted peanut butter powder*
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 8-10 oz cold water (or your choice non-dairy milk)**
Pour liquids first, then solids and powders last. Blend, serve and enjoy!
A high powered blender or processor is recommended. Each layer should be thick enough to sustain their “layering” potential, so add ice as needed to each portion. Blend the vanilla rice protein with the banana and 3-4 ounces of liquid and a few ice cubes for the vanilla portion. Blend the strawberries, chia and 2-3 ounces of liquid for the strawberry portion. Blend the chocolate pea protein, PB2 with 2-3 ounces of water and a few ice cubes for the chocolate portion.
*could substitute with regular peanut butter but this will have slightly more fat and calories
**using non-dairy milk will add some calories and fat
Calories 320, Protein 37 grams, Sugar 17.5 grams, Carbs 41 grams, Fat 7 grams, Fiber 11.7 grams