Good Morning Green Smoothie

My mom actually got this recipe from a Costco vendor who was promoting a blender. She took a picture of it and showed me since I love green smoothies, and I was delighted to see how healthy, fresh, and simple the ingredient list was!

Now my mom and I make it every morning and the refreshing taste just wakes you up and gets you ready for the day. It’s also surprisingly filling!

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I actually didn’t add any additional fruits to this one. It was only lemon, orange, and banana. It was much more citrus-y than if you add in extra fruit.

Ingredients:

-1 medium slice of an orage

-1 small slice of a lemon

-3/4 banana

-handful whatever else fruit you would like (I’ve put strawberries and a tropical blend and both came out fantastic!)

-a handful of spinach

-a small handful of kale

-7 or more ice cubes depending on how thick you want it

-1/3 to 1/2 cup water just to help the blender

-your choice of liquid or dry sweetener (I used stevia drops)

Directions:

-slice of the peel of the orange and lemon

-throw all the ingredients in the blender

-blend and enjoy!

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This is the one with the tropical blend, which included strawberries, papaya, mango, and pineapple. May not look the prettiest, but it was delicious.

Serving size: you could have the whole thing, but my mom and I usually split it

 

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Strawberry Vanilla Protein Shake

I am definitely a volume eater, so when I came out with this amazing huge smoothie that can be a single serving, I was absolutely overjoyed!

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But wait, that’s not even the entire smoothie. What makes it so large you ask? I’m not sure. Could be the amount of strawberries I used with the combination of ice to make it slightly “fluffy,” but whatever it is, I won’t question it, and just sip away.

The best part is, it’s very macro friendly.

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Yes, the recipe made that much. I even snuck a sip before I took the picture! Next time I make this I might just drink it straight from the blender.

Ingredients:

-15 medium strawberries

-1 scoop vanilla protein powder

-1 packet/serving stevia

-1/2 c water

-5 ice cubes (or more depending on how thick or cold you want it)

-optional: agave, honey. I used Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup

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This is the protein powder I used. I got it off of iherb.com. If you would like, my code is JJK218. You can use it to get  $10 on your first purchase.

Directions:

Throw it all in a blender and marvel at how huge it becomes!

 

What’s your favorite fruit? I’m obsessed with berries right now!

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Cinnamon Apple (or banana) Smoothie

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High protein, no added sugar, simple ingredients, low budget.

Yup, it can’t get better than that!

Ingredients:

1 chopped apple (edit: if you sub the apple for a ripe, frozen banana the texture comes out much smoother and it is sweeter as well)

–handful of spinach

–1/2 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt

–1 packet stevia

–1/2 tsp cinnamon

–optional: chia seeds, protein powder, almond milk (for a less thick smoothie)

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Directions:

*blend everything together in a blender.

*You can freeze it, stirring it every 30 minutes, to make a frozen yogurt.

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Warning: This recipe is a little grainy (but still delicious).