Blueberry almond smoothie – HIGH IN PROTIEN
This is great for breakfast or mini-meal, especially on the run!
1 C blueberries 2/3 C plain nonfat yogurt (OR GREEK) 1/2 serving protein powder (I like SF whey) 1/4 cup nonfat milk 1 T slivered almonds 2 t ground flax seeds 1 t almond (OR VANILLA) extract
Green Machine. Here’s the recipe, which yields about 12 ounces:
- 1 granny smith apple (preferably organic), cut into big pieces or one pear
- 2 cups of kale (pull leaves from two stalks to make two cups) or 2 cups spinach
- 1 lime (juiced or remove the seeds and add the flesh, too) or one lemon
- 1 small handful of cilantro (pull the leaves from the stalks)
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 2 teaspoons ginger (mine came from a jar but you can grate fresh ginger instead)
- ½ cup yogurt
The citrus, cilantro and ginger give the smoothie a refreshing zing. I’ve been using my food processor to blend the ingredients, but I’m going to give my blender another shot. I want to blend in some ice and maybe a frozen banana.
Based on rough calculations, the smoothie comes in at about 200 calories, with 11 grams of fiber, 6 grams of protein, over 700% of the Vitamin A and 260% of the Vitamin C you need for a day, and a long list of other vitamins.
All Around Good Smoothie
- 1/2 cup nonfat milk
- 1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
- 1/2 frozen banana, peeled and chopped
- 2 tablespoons powdered protein supplement
- 1 1/2 tablespoons flax seed
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
Favorite Smoothie for 2012
Super Green Smoothie:
1 cup almond milk
1 cup strawberries or blueberries
1 cup spinach (surprise!! it blend beautifully)
1 frozen banana
1 tsp ground flax seed
1 scoop protein powder
*(may need a dash of honey)- your preference
***Always add crushed ice (about 1 cup) to all your smoothies!!!!