Green Machine Smoothie Recipe

Go GREEN!  Drink this vitamin and mineral packed smoothie as a meal replacement any time of day.  It's a balanced meal with proteins, healthy fats and green veggies.  It's also a great source of fiber, antioxidants, calcium, iron and vitamins A, C, and E.  I know, it looks radioactive and like something out of a Marvel comic movie...but it's SUPER tasty, I promise.  If you're ready to hulk-ify your day, try my Green Machine Smoothie.

 

 

Recipe:  Mix all ingredients together in a blender!

  • 8-10oz cold water
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • 1 scoop vanilla egg white protein 
  • 1 large handful spinach
  • 1 medium handful kale
  • 1/3 medium cucumber (sliced)
  • 1/3 avocado 
  • 1.5 packets of stevia sweetener
  • (OPTIONAL 1/3 banana at breakfast or lunch only)

 

 

 

Fabulous TIME SAVING TIP ALERT!!!  When you get home from the grocery, separate out your single servings of green veggies into small sandwich bags and put them into the freezer.   Just throw the baggie contents into the blender with the water, ice, avocado and protein when you're hungry!  ALSO...the colder this smoothie is the BETTER it tastes so keep the ingredients frozen!

Just a quick note on WHY we should go green instead of going the fruit juice or smoothie route: This green drink is a perfect balance of proteins, veggies and healthy fats.  Most fruit based drinks have as much, if not MORE, sugar in them than a bag of candy!  When you juice fruits, you're ONLY consuming the fructose without all the fiber of the fruit itself.  Therefore, you're digesting these sugars EVEN FASTER.  So try the Green Machine for a more balanced meal without all the extra sugars.