Thursday, June 8, 2017

It's Strawberry Season... Let's Get Creative!

A few of my friends have mentioned that they love their protein smoothies and shakes but would like some ideas as to other ways to use the protein powders they are purchasing. I love using my protein powders in a variety of ways so I have decided to do a few posts to share some ideas with you.

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All of the fresh strawberries in my local markets have inspired me this week!  I do love strawberry season and am really enjoying the local berries I am finding in my favorite markets.

And, what better way to to enjoy those fresh juicy strawberries than in a Strawberry Smoothie Bowl or a Strawberry Protein Parfait?  Choose your favorite way to layer these delicious ingredients and you are sure to have a lovely breakfast or perhaps an afternoon snack.

Strawberry Smoothie Bowl
Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

Strawberry Protein Parfait
Strawberry Protein Parfait

I like to have all of my ingredients assembled before I start so that I can put them together fairly quickly after I have created my smoothie base.

To make the base, place one scoop or one packet of your strawberry protein powder with a frozen banana and two strawberries into your blender or food processor. Puree for a few minutes until you have a fluffy pink nice cream.

Food Processor mixture

Put that lovely thick pink mixture into the bottom of your parfait glass, or in your bowl. Or, if you are sharing, place in 2 glasses or bowls.

Strawberry nice cream

Now you have a lovely Strawberry Nice Cream that you could eat just as is... but it is more fun to dress it up a little.

To make my Strawberry Protein Parfait, I layered a few spoonfuls of yogurt and some sliced strawberries.  I topped it with hemp seeds.

The Strawberry Smoothie Bowl has some of The Captain's favorite cereal and sliced strawberries with a bit of yogurt.

The list of possible ingredients is limited only by your own imagination... granola, oats, qunino, almonds, walnuts, slices of bananas or other berries, nut butters, coconut shreds, chocolate chips, or chia seeds.  If you like it, toss it on top!

I used a single packet of my favorite Wild STRAWBERRY Clean Lean Protein from Nuzest along with a frozen banana and 2 medium strawberries to make both the Strawberry Smoothie Bowl and the Strawberry Protein Parfait.  The Captain and I enjoyed them as an afternoon snack.  You might certainly eat the whole mixture yourself if you are making it for your breakfast, or you could use only half the ingredients too if you prefer.

I am a big fan of Nuzest Wild STRAWBERRY Clean Lean Protein.  It is a vegan powder, made from Eurpean Golden Peas in a chemical free process.  It contains no GMOs, no gluten, no soy, no dairy, no nuts, no eggs, and contains only a few carbs and fat as well.  It also has no artificial colors or flavors.

Nuzest Packets

You can find out more information on the Nuzest web site, and if you do decide to go ahead and order, make sure to use the code EATRUNSAIL to get a 15% discount at checkout.  Nuzest ships to both Canada and the U.S. and offers free shipping on orders over $50.

Strawberry fan?  How do you enjoy them?


  1. We are all about strawberries all year around at our house. My son eats them by the pint

  2. I love strawberries! Thanks for all of these awesome ideas :)

  3. I love fresh strawberries...especially on a spinach salad ;-)

  4. I won a tub of Nuzest protein and I have all kinds of plans to mix it in with strawberries!

  5. This looks delicious. We're on to our third pint of strawberries in just as many weeks. My kids love, love, love strawberry season!

  6. Strawberry season is here! Your recipes look delicious!

  7. This looks like some great protein powder. I love strawberries!! Now I want something with strawberries in it!

  8. These look so yummy! I need more strawberries in my life, I think. :)

  9. I am a huge fan of strawberries and put them in my smoothie almost every single morning. My favorite summer dessert is a simple one: berries (the more strawberries the better), angel food cake, and whipped cream. Yum yum yum!

  10. I get way too lazy impatient with mine.
    Crate, wash, mouth REPEAT.


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