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Protein Cookie Banana Smoothie

I think one of the hardest thing for me during my pregnancy is getting enough protein in. My first trimester I had an food aversion to meat and was diagnosed anemic due to my low levels of iron. I found myself lethargic and not wanting to do anything but sleep.

It was a new experience for me and a change of lifestyle from my fitness competition pre pregnancy days. It was almost depressing not having complete control of my body or my hormones. But as I got further along my pregnancy I began to accept the changes to my body and my new sense of taste. I found ways to get my protein in, whether it was eating beef jerky or having a protein shake.

Here is one of my favorite protein shakes. I’ve added my craving for cookies to a healthy nutritious shake. I love using Macrogreens in my shake. It’s a great way to incorporate vegetables in your diet in a tablespoon powder form.

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This shake is simple and easy to make. All you need is the ingredients in the picture below.

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Blender/nutribullet
Protein
Banana
Cookies of your choice
Milk
Ice

I love my nutribullet and for $100 is a great investment. I also prefer Casein protein at this point in my pregnancy because it’s a protein that last longer and doesn’t break down as fast giving you consistent energy through the day. The milk I use is Mootopia. I love it because it has more protein than regular milk.

First step is fill the cup halfway with ice. Add your cookies, banana, protein, and Macrogreens.

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Then fill the cup halfway with milk, and blend till a smoothie consistency.

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And you’re done! It’s that easy. Let me know what ya’ll think! ?

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