I was provided a Nutri Ninja® | Ninja® Blender to help facilitate this Strawberry Orange Protein Smoothie recipe post. No other compensation was given. All opinions are my own.
One of the easiest ways I have found to curb cravings and fill up is making protein smoothies. My favorite smoothies are low calorie, low carbs, low fat and moderate protein. It’s a great way to have something filling when I really don’t need any extra calories! Now that I am making smoothies more often I though I would upgrade my 3 year old Ninja Blender to a newer model. I knew I wanted to stick with the Ninja brand because I have had great success with my older one.
I love the triple blades on my older model and so I picked out the Nutri Ninja® | Ninja® Blender because it uses the same blades for the bigger pitcher. I also loved that it came with 2 smaller Nutri Ninja® Cups with Sip & SealTMLids. When I just need one serving it makes it so much easier to have the cups on hand and I can blend and drink from the same cup.
Most of the time I use the larger pitcher because I know that my husband and kids will want some too. The main thing I was hoping for in my new Ninja Blender was that it would blend up my smoothies into a fluffy and creamy consistency.
For this smoothie I used the Frozen Drinks and Smoothies IQ button. This would ensure that I got the best blend for a smoothie. It automatically pulses so that I can just press the button and go do other things while it blends away. Pulsing makes the smoothies or frozen drinks ultra smooth.
For my Strawberry Orange Smoothie I used both frozen strawberries and ice. In a normal blender this would be a hard task, but not for the Nutri Ninja®!
This smoothie turned out perfect! It was light and had a whipped consistency!
I loved the flavors of the strawberries and orange. It reminded me of the orange drinks we used to get at the mall… so good!
Strawberry Orange Protein Smoothie!
- 1 scoop whey protein un-sweetened and preferably Micro Cross Filtered vanilla or no flavor
- 5 frozen strawberries
- 1 tsp . Orange zest
- 1 tsp . vanilla
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk vanilla or unflavored
- 4 packs truvia or other sweetener of choice to taste
- 1 cup ice
- pinch of sea salt
- Blend all ingredients in blender on high until smooth and creamy. Serves 1 to 2 people.