Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 mins

After undergoing gastric bypass surgery, the need existed for increasing protein in my diet. This is what I cam up with for breakfast. The amount of protein depends upon the protein powder you use. AFter trial and expensive error, the protein powder I found I liked best is Unjury brand, available at

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place banana, strawberries, protein powder, and splenda in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add ice and blend until ice is incorporated and mixture is thick.
  4. Note: I always use unflavored protein powder and sometimes add 1 TBS unsweetened cocoa powder.


Most Helpful

I gave this 3 stars. I really liked this protein smoothie. I loved the fact it was thin and not thick like other smoothies. You could taste the banana and strawberry. This was the second time I used a protein powder and I used vanilla. There was a bit of a after taste maybe the protein powder or splenda. I will play with this and see what caused the taste. Overall I will have this again for sure. Thanks for posting a good recipe. Christine (internetnut)

internetnut April 24, 2008

It wasn't as watery as I expected. I drank this after a workout and I was full for hours. The one thing I would do is add more strawberries (or use blueberries instead, since I love them.) But in general, this was a delicious, very basic recipe!

onoffvegan May 11, 2007

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