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!
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.
-1 medium slice of an orage
-1 small slice of a lemon
-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)
-slice of the peel of the orange and lemon
-throw all the ingredients in the blender
-blend and enjoy!
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
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!
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.
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.
-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
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.
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!
High protein, no added sugar, simple ingredients, low budget.
Yup, it can’t get better than that!
—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)
*blend everything together in a blender.
*You can freeze it, stirring it every 30 minutes, to make a frozen yogurt.
Warning: This recipe is a little grainy (but still delicious).