Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

Secrets of Success

< Secrets of Success Main Page    Submit a Secret

Great Protein Shake


Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!

1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1 cup Kefir (plain)
1 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Milk
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 of a frozen banana (or you can use fresh!)
1 T Sugar-Free Strawberry Preserves
3 packets Splenda

Blend all ingredients in blender and enjoy! This is my favorite "smoothie" recipe ever!! emoticon

Blueberries are also VERY good in this recipe!
- Submitted by EILEA73 3/12/2012 in Cooking | 3 Comments
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.

EILEA73's Other Secrets of Success

  • No Other Secrets of Success


  • No Tags

Member Comments

EILEA73 3/13/2012 7:44:00 AM

    I found this blurb on a website, although I'm no health expert!! :) "Like yogurt, which is made from fermented milk, kefir contains lots of bacteria that aid lactose digestion. Yogurt doesn't produce symptoms of lactose intolerance because these bacteria help digest the lactose. However, kefir has a broader range of nutrients than does yogurt, he says."

If you're still not comfortable, I don't see why you couldn't use all almond milk. Kefir just adds more protein.
AZURE-SKY 4/4/2012 11:35:00 AM

    I use plain fat-free Greek Yogurt for my smoothies, and if I need to thin it down, I use a couple of TBSP cold water. I also try to avoid artificial sweeteners, so if the strawberries & banana aren't sweet enough, I use a little agave nectar.

This also works with frozen peaches or nectarines, pineapple, just about any fruit.

You don't say how many servings this is, so watch the calories.
LOVELYDOES 3/12/2012 7:30:00 PM

    Does kefir have lactose? I try to stay away...can I try with almond milk?

Leave encouragement, a question, or anything else relevant to this. All comments must abide by SparkPeople's Community Guidelines.

Log in to post a comment.

Related Secrets

Diet Resources: home cream separator | international harvester cream separator | cream separator how it works