Smoothies are a great way to ease into eating breakfast if you don’t normally, or a quick way to hide some veggies if you’re not that fond of them. If you’re getting a smoothie out, make sure to ask about the ingredients. A smoothie may also be a high sugar drink disguised as a healthy choice. Keys to making a good smoothie are to portion your fruit and be sure to add a source of protein for fullness. This savory smoothie is one of my favorites!
- 2 cups of organic baby spinach
- ½ cup frozen raspberries
- ½ cup frozen strawberries
- 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ ripe avocado
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds or ground flax seeds
- 1 serving of protein powder (20g)
- Handful of ice
- 1 cup Water or unsweetened milk
- Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender
- Blend and enjoy!
Servings: Makes 1 16-oz
Time: 2 minutes
Level of Difficulty: Easy
- Frozen fruit is perfect in smoothies! It’s cheaper, and the texture makes your smoothie better.
- If using fresh fruit, add ice to make it cold and frothy.
- Working with an old blender? Try blending your liquid + veggies first, then add everything else.
- Make at night, then grab and go on your way out the door.
- Substitute any veggie, fruit, protein powder of choice to experiment with flavors.
- Ask your dietitian for a protein powder that is safe, and a good choice for you! I am currently using Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides Powder.
Nutrition Facts: Makes 1 16 oz smoothie. Calories 320, Total Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 1g, Sodium 200mg, Total Carbohydrate 32g, Dietary Fiber 16g, Sugar 10g, Protein 27g.