Protein Smoothie Recipes

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Smoothies are a staple of my weekly breakfast rotation. But I’ve found you need just the right balance of protein, fat and green vegetables to make one last all morning. Too much fruit or juice gives me a sugar crash and if there is not enough fat I get hungry 2 hours later. Over the years I’ve found a few fool proof combinations, trust me there have been some undrinkable concoctions born from “experimenting.” Turns out grapefruit and almond butter do not go well together. Learn from my mistakes. These do not suck.

Green Smoothie

(If you’re worried about the spinach flavor, fear not. You can’t really taste it when blended with chocolate and nut butters.)

Chocolate-Raspberry-Almond

1 cup Coconut Water

1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder (I like Sunwarrior)

3/4 cup Frozen Organic Raspberries

1 tablespoon Almond Butter (I prefer the raw kind)

2 cups raw Organic Baby Spinach

Blend until very smooth.

 

Kale-Coconut-Almond

1 cup Coconut Water

1/2 cup Coconut Flesh (scoop a fresh coconut or buy frozen) OR you can substitute coconut milk

1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (again, Sunwarrior)

1 small Banana

1 cup raw Kale (well washed)

1 tablespoon Almond Butter (I prefer the raw)

Blend until very smooth.

 

Chocolate-Peanut Butter-Banana

1 cup Coconut Water

1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder (I like Sunwarrior)

1 small Banana

1 tablespoon natural Peanut Butter

2 cups raw Organic Baby Spinach

Blend until very smooth.

 

 

What are your favorite smoothie flavor combos? I’m always open to fresh ideas.

 

xx, Lydia

 

PS- a few other favorite smoothie recipes are suggested below

2 Comments on Protein Smoothie Recipes

  1. Holly
    March 24, 2014 at 1:18 pm (3 years ago)

    These look so yummy! My favorite Mean Green looks like this:
    6 oz almond milk
    handful of kale
    a spoonful of almond butter
    a frozen banana (frozen in 2 inch chunks)
    hemp hearts
    This is my favorite way to enjoy it, but I will occasionally add chocolate protein powder or cacao to give it a chocolatey spin. :)

  2. applesandonions
    March 28, 2014 at 6:43 am (3 years ago)

    YUM! I must try this smoothie, thanks Holly

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