A delicious and sneaky way to get in your daily dose of greens! Made with spinach, mango, strawberry, greek yogurt, almond milk, and a splash of honey or maple syrup. Protein-packed, quick, filling, and delicious!
I have been LAZY when it comes to prepping things for lunch lately. I’m also trying to get out of a breakfast rut (ate the same thing, too often, for too long and now I’m a little tired of it). Enter this smoothie. Who knew a simple Green Smoothie could be so good? It has come to my rescue for breakfast/lunch MANY times in the past few weeks.
It’s super filling, it’s packed with protein and it just tastes GOOD. I amp up the amount of protein in this by adding some protein powder (this Vital Proteins one is the only one I’ve ever tried that truly doesn’t add any weird taste to my food – not sponsored, just a fan!) and by adding some chia seeds + ground flaxseed. None of these things will make your smoothie taste odd – promise.
I used to feel kind of meh about smoothies – but having a high-powered blender (like my Vitamix, which I LOVE) makes a huge difference! I also think the ratio of liquids to solids to creamy greek yogurt in this recipe help a TON with the texture. It’s not overly thick, but it’s not totally runny either. It’s just the perfect, semi-thick-but-still-pourable smoothie consistency. Pro tip – run your blender until everything is mixed together, but there are still visible specks of spinach and fruit. Run it for another minute after that – that’s where you’ll really see the full potential of this smoothie! This creamy, dreamy, smoothie!
If you want to make this vegan, use maple syrup or another vegan sweetener instead of honey. And, swap out the greek yogurt for your favorite vegan yogurt. Easy, peasy!
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The Best Creamy Green Smoothie
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 1 and 1/2 cups spinach fresh or frozen
- 1/2 a frozen banana
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 heaping cup frozen mango
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1-2 scoops your favorite protein powder I recommend Vital Proteins - it's tasteless!
- Make the smoothie: Place all ingredients in the blender in any order, but do start with the almond milk. Blend on high until smooth and creamy! Add an extra splash of almond milk if things are getting stuck/not blending. Enjoy immediately!
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