Green Protein Smoothie

March 7, 2012

Green Protein Smoothie
This is my favorite green smoothie recipe. I’ve tried several flavors combinations over the years and found this to be pretty awesome. It’s basically banana, spinach or kale, pineapple juice and vanilla protein blended together. The greens slight bitterness almost disappears in the mixture, but still gives a bit of flavor-kick that blends well with the sweetness of the other ingredients.
I like to add chia seeds and bee pollen to make it “complete” from a nutritional standpoint. If you have spirulina add some: this smoothie will get even more awesome!

Green Protein Smoothie
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Ingredients

1 banana (better frozen)
2 handfuls fresh spinach or kale (de-stemmed)
1 cup / 250ml pineapple juice
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (I use vegan/raw protein protein powder)
1 teaspoon chia seeds (optional)
1 teaspoon bee pollen (optional)
pinch of spirulina
½ cup / 125ml crushed ice

Note: feel free to add extra protein powder to get further amino-acids.

Directions

Combine all the ingredients in a blender, making sure that the spinach sits at the bottom (this will facilitate the blending process). Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and top with a teaspoon of chia seeds.

Nutrition facts

16oz of green protein smoothie yields 220 calories, 19 grams of sugar, 18 grams of protein and 4 grams of fat.

4 comments :

  1. Really nice recipe!

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  2. I love your blog. Well done! I drink green smoothies all the time. Your blend looks good. I like it with spinach too because it can be to grainy with other veg like Kale.

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  3. what brand of raw vegan protein powder do you prefer? i am doing lots of research, trying to find the best one to buy! thanks!

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