Posts Tagged ‘spinach’

Veggie-Packed Green Smoothie

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This smoothie is the best way to start a day or perfect for a quick & filling lunch.  It will give you about 5 cups for fresh vegetables and fruit!  Its easy on digestion.  The banana and apple add sweetness to it and the lemon loads it up with vitamin C.  Give it a try!

 

 

 

 

 

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 serving of vanilla whey protein
  • 2 handfuls of fresh organic spinach
  • 1 handful of organic romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumbers
  • 1/2 banana (I like to do frozen banana for thicker smoothie)
  • 1 small apple chopped
  • 1/4 lemon with rind (if you have a powerful blender)

Blend together and enjoy this filling smoothie packed with vitamins and fiber!

310 Calories, 5g Fat, 11g Fiber, 31g Sugar, 25g Protein

 

Mint Chip Smoothie

smoothieI was looking for something festive to have on Christmas Eve morning, but absolutely love starting my day with a smoothie.  There is nothing like all the vitamins and antioxidants a smoothie can provide.  So, I started with my basic formula: almond milk and chocolate protein and went from there.  It turned out delicious!  The must haves for this are the cacoa nibs.  If you haven’t tried; they are amazing.  They really enhance any smoothie. They can be found at Whole Foods and are loaded with fiber, magnesium and iron.  Give it a try and let me know what you think!

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 serving chocolate protein (my favorite is Garden of Life Smooth Chocolate)
  • 1 tbsp raw cacoa nibs
  • 1 banana (frozen if possible)
  • 2 handfuls of fresh organic spinach
  • 1 drop of Young Living peppermint essential oil
  • 1/2 packet of SweetLeaf Stevia (optional if you need to sweetened it up)

Blend and enjoy!

347 Calories, 11g Fat, 9g Fiber, 22g Sugar, 21g Protein