Monday, January 3, 2011

Super Healthy Green Protein Smoothie

I just came back from a run this morning, and I needed some fuel. I threw together a smoothie that is chock full of protein, carbohydrates, antioxidants, fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, and other vital nutrients. The smoothie is green in color because it contains baby spinach. I know that may sound a little scary (and probably disgusting), but the sweet fruits in the recipe block out the veggie flavor of the spinach. Plus, baby spinach has a very mild flavor, unlike that of bitter greens (i.e. collard greens). I pretty much used whatever I had on hand, but the recipe can certainly be tweaked to your liking.


-6 oz. container of PLAIN 2% greek yogurt (Oikos or Chobani brands are great)
-medium handful of pineapple chunks
-medium handful of blueberries
-huge handful of baby spinach (you can use less if you are afraid)
-juice of 1 orange, freshly squeezed
-heaping Tablespoon of almond butter

Pour all ingredients into a food processor. Pulse on high until smooth and luscious. Pour into a tall chilled glass and enjoy. The smoothie tastes best cold.

1 comment:

  1. Looks delicious, Joe. Thanks for the shout-out!

    Emily Schildt
    Chobani Greek Yogurt