Orange Banana Protein Smoothie

This post was written by Shawn from I Wash, You Dry on behalf of Burt's Bees. All thought and opinions are those of the author.

Mornings are BUSY around here! That’s why I’m loving this Orange Banana Protein Smoothie! It’s a quick, protein-packed breakfast that I can easily whip up and take on the go!

Tell me you remember the days of cruising the mall as a kid, spending all your change on an Orange Julius. I would sip that cool and refreshing drink while window shopping (’cause hey, I just spent all my babysitting money on that smoothie).

A few years ago my sister-in-law showed me her trick for making her own Orange Julius at home — orange juice concentrate! I took her fantastic drink one step further and fueled it with Burt’s Bees™ Protein + Healthy Radiance! This stuff is amazing. It’s a plant-based protein (made with organic pea protein), that is also non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free!

There are 15 grams of plant-based protein per serving, plus it counts as 4.5 servings of fruits and veggies* with 25% of the daily values of 12 essential vitamins†! With no artificial sweeteners or flavors, this protein powder is a great way to sneak a little protein into my morning routine!

It comes in chocolate and vanilla flavors in their Burt’s Bees Protein + Healthy Radiance formula. For this recipe I used the vanilla flavor, which really gave the smoothie that classic creamy flavor you’re familiar with!

I like to keep a mason jar filled with the orange juice concentrate in the fridge. It makes it easier to pour into my smoothies. Make sure you get the 100% juice!

All you have to do is add a frozen banana (fresh works too when you’re in a pinch), some ice cubes, orange juice concentrate, a little almond milk and the Burt’s Bees Protein + Healthy Radiance - Vanilla.

Give it all a whirl in the blender and you’re ready to be transported back to your teenybopper days — only this time it’s filled with lots of good stuff!

Orange Banana Protein Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

• 1 cup almond milk
• 1 cup ice cubes
• 1 medium frozen or fresh banana
• 1/3 cup 100% orange juice concentrate‡
• 1 scoop Burt's Bees Protein + Healthy Radiance - Vanilla

Instructions

1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smoothie consistency.
2. Pour into two glasses and enjoy!

Notes:

* Based on vitamin content; 4.5 servings of fruits and vegetables would be needed to reach 25% DV of vitamins A, C, E, K and the B-vitamins.
† Vitamins A, C, D, E, K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, B6, Folate, Biotin and Pantothenic acid
‡ Store leftover orange juice concentrate in an airtight container in the fridge.