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 Print this Recipe!
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.
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.
This recipe calls for around 32oz of green smoothie, which is a lot. So feel free to cut in half to get a classic 16oz.
Nutritionally a 16oz of green protein smoothie scores 220 calories, 19 grams of sugar, 18 grams of protein and just 4 grams of fat.