High-protein Banana, Vanilla Bean, Edamame Smoothie

Sneak some valuable nutrients into this delicious smoothie without sacrificing taste.

High Protein Vanilla Bean Smoothie
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One of the easiest ways to get a protein boost is by whipping up a smoothie. This one is made with edamame, which ups the amount of protein to 21g per drink.

The sugars are all natural, coming from the banana and milk, which also adds a ton of nutrients (like potassium) your muscles need to recover.

Nutrition information (per smoothie)

Calories: 430; total fat: 15g; saturated fat: 3g; protein: 21g; carbohydrates: 56g; sugar: 32g; fiber: 9g; cholesterol: 10mg; sodium: 150mg

Recipe and photo by Amy Gorin, M.S., R.D.N. of Amy Gorin Nutrition.

Prep time

5 min.

  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • ½ cup shelled frozen edamame
  • 1 vanilla bean

In a high-speed blender, add milk, banana slices, and edamame.

With a knife, slice vanilla bean horizontally, then scrape seeds with a spoon and add to blender.