Roasted Strawberry Protein Smoothie and a Vitamix Giveaway

Roasting strawberries in this smoothie brings out their amazing natural flavor in this creamy, protein packed smoothie – what a great way to start the day!

I discovered a new way to add protein to my smoothies… cottage cheese! This is a great discovery for me because I’m not a fan of the tang of yogurt in my smoothies. Cottage cheese makes it creamy with no tang, and has more protein than yogurt so it’s perfect! I also love adding chia seeds to my smoothies which is an excellent source of fiber and omega-3’s which is available at Target.

I’m sooo excited to review my new Vitamix blender for the first time. Wow, what power this blender has. And guess what… it’s now available at Target! And Target is giving one away to a lucky winner!! All you have to do is leave a comment here and share your favorite smoothie recipe along with a way I can reach you if you win (email, twitter, Instagram). That’s it, easy!! Good luck!!

RULES:  Giveaway is provided by Target and the Target Inner Circle and will run
until Monday evening, March 31, 2014 open to all U.S. residents 18 years
and older. A winner will be chosen at random using Random.org. Chosen
winner must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize
or another shall be chosen. Good luck! 

Roasted Strawberry Protein Smoothie
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 1 • Size: 1 smoothie • Points +: 5 pts • Smart Points: 4
Calories: 213 • Fat: 3.4 g • Carb: 33 g • Fiber: 7.5 g • Protein: 16 g • Sugar: 27 g
Sodium: 360 mg  • Cholest: 5.5 mg 

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups fresh strawberries, quartered
  • 1/2 tablespoon raw sugar
  • 1/3 cup reduced fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup fat free milk
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 tsp chia seeds6 to 8 drops liquid stevia (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425°F. In a medium bowl, combine
strawberries and sugar. Pour the strawberries on a parchment paper lined
baking sheet. Place in the oven and roast for 12 to 15 minutes until
the strawberries start to release their juices but are still firm.

Carefully pour the roasted strawberries and their juice into a blender along with cottage cheese, milk, ice and chia and blend until smooth. Enjoy!