Thursday, July 7, 2016

Secret Ingredient Protein Smoothie

I have always been a big fan of smoothies and especially love having them for breakfast or lunch.  For me it's a great way to get in a ton of nutrients and fruit for the day in one easy drink.  In my opinion the best part about this smoothie though is its secret ingredient, spinach; now I not only can get fruit and protein in my smoothie, but I can get one serving of a veggie too!  I promise that you cannot taste the spinach in this at all, which is what makes it a great secret.  I honestly would not drink this if it didn't taste good, but I look forward to having it every day.  I also love that I get protein in this smoothie because that is important when having it as a meal.  In addition to all of this the fruits are filled with antioxidants and vitamin C, and the coconut oil serves as a healthy fat.  This smoothie is basically my little nutritional magic bullet for the day!

Ingredients:
-1/2 cup no pulp orange juice, plus more to thin
-1 handful frozen mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries)
-2 frozen strawberries
-4 pieces frozen pineapple
-1 tbsp. coconut oil
-1 large handful baby spinach
-4 ice cubes
-1 scoop unflavored protein powder

Instructions:
-Put the orange juice, açaí, mixed berries, strawberries, and pineapple in a blender.
-Blend until smooth, add more orange juice if the smoothie is too thick to mix.
-Next add coconut oil, baby spinach, and ice cubes.
-Blend until smooth, again add more orange juice if necessary.
-Add protein powder, blend until completely incorporated.
-Enjoy!

What is your favorite ingredient for a smoothie?

  
                
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3 comments:

  1. This look so yummy, I love smoothies!!
    xo, Syd
    anchoredinthesouth.com

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  2. This sounds & looks delicious! I love a good smoothie :)

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  3. I have a green smoothie almost daily and it's never the same. I try to mix it up with whatever fruit and veggies are in season.

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    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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