My Go-To Smoothie Recipe

Last week, I told you that I needed to push the reset button on my eating and exercise habits after a vacation where I didn’t think about either of those things at all. But I’m happy to report that the healthy train is still moving through my house and that’s happening because I’ve made a couple little tweaks to how I’m doing things over here.

While I was on vacation, one of my favorite bloggers, Landyn Hutchinson of Living with Landyn, showed how she started replacing one of her meals each day with a protein smoothie and how that helped her stay on track the rest of the day. But the best tip she shared is that she pre-makes her smoothie base so that it’s easy to pull together even when her days have a busy start. This is exactly what I did…I now have this smoothie base all put together in a canister on my counter.

Protein Smoothie Recipe

To pre-make the dry mix:

  • 5 cups chocolate Keto meal shake (or any protein powder you like)
  • 1 1/4 cups ground flaxseed (improves digestive health)
  • 2 1/2 cups Swerve (zero-calorie sweetener)
  • 10 ounces MCT powder (lots of benefits: helps with brain health, controls blood sugar, helps reduce risk of heart disease)
  • 3 tablespoons turmeric powder (great anti-inflammatory)

When blending, add:

  • 1/3 cup of the dry mix
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups almond milk depending on how thick or thin you like your smoothie
  • Half frozen banana
  • Spoonful of nut butter of choice
  • 2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Powder (great for bone health, skin, nails, and hair)
  • 1 cup spinach

That’s all there’s to it. I drink this mid-morning and I’m typically not hungry until mid-afternoon. Then, I can get by until dinner with some veggies, hummus (I love the beet or detox hummus from Forest Greens Juice Bar), and a handful of protein crackers or chips. If I stick to this during the day, I let myself have a little dessert after dinner. (That’s the best!)

I’d love to know if you have a favorite recipe or if this one works for you.


My name is Ann Marie Scheidler and I'm thrilled you've decided to check out my blog. I'm a pearl-loving yogi with a thing for travel, a weakness for beautiful bags, and a passion for storytelling. In this space, I'll be sharing stories about my family, go-to recipes, my wellness journey, fashion and beauty favorites, and my love for Chicago’s North Shore. I find new inspiration wherever I go. Thanks so much for coming along for the ride!


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