Blueberry Protein Smoothie

It’s the perfect time to savor the last of the blueberry season with a fun twist to the traditional protein smoothie.

Guess what? The secret protein source in this smoothie is cooked chickpeas! They’re a budget-friendly alternative to protein powders and add a creamy texture to your drink. Plus, you’ll get a healthy dose of fiber, folate, iron, and maganese.

If you want an extra protein punch, try using pea or soy milk (if you’re going non-dairy) for a protein intake comparable to cow’s milk.

And hey, if you’re trying to sneak more plants and legumes into your diet – look no further than this delicious smoothie!


  • 2 small bananas
  • 2 cups unsweetened milk of choice
  • 2 TBS nut butter
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1/3 cup chickpeas
  • 1 handful spinach or kale


Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high until smooth.

So go ahead and sip on this sweet treat while soaking up the last days of blueberry season. You and your taste buds won’t regret it!