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