You’ve heard me say before that breakfast is THE most important meal of the day, especially for women. It sets you up for balanced blood sugar all day long, reinforces your circadian rhythm, and keeps your stress hormones low. Studies show that eating a (protein-packed) breakfast can help reduce everything from PMS to our risk of type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance!

And one of the easiest ways to sneak more protein into your breakfast is in a smoothie. I’ve been on a big protein smoothie kick lately and I finally nailed down the most DELICIOUS smoothie recipe that tastes like a milkshake, gives you a healthy dose of antioxidants, and packs in a solid serving of protein. 

This is the perfect smoothie to reach for when you are on the go in the morning and need something quick and easy! It’s also really great as an afternoon snack to hold you over until dinner. 

Bonus: because of the functional antioxidants + phytochemicals found in the skin of blueberries, they’re an all-time favorite fruit to eat for reversing insulin resistance. Not only do their polyphenols have a hypoglycemic (blood sugar lowering) effect, but they also help re-sensitize our tissues to insulin and lower your risk of T2D.

Blueberry Tahini Protein Smoothie

5 min
3 min
8 min


  • 5 oz unsweetened milk of your choice (more if needed to thin it out)

  • ~100g blueberries

  • 1 scoop Truvani vanilla protein (trust me, it simply won’t taste as good with a different brand)

  • 1/2 frozen banana

  • 1 tsp tahini

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder or vanilla extract

  • generous pinch of salt


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend to your desired consistency
  2. Add more ice cubes if you like it thicker
  3. Enjoy!

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