This post first appeared over at Real Housemoms where I’m a contributor.
Jumpstart your morning with a healthy, fiber-packed, protein rich SLIMMING GREEN SMOOTHIE!
Green smoothies are one of my favorite ways to start the day. And even though they are green, they can have so many different flavor profiles. Have a favorite fruit? Throw it in. Want to try a different green? Add it. I love to stick with spinach as it is pretty mild and my kids love it, but kale, chard, and other greens work well too!
I know that when January rolls around we are all filling a little bloated and gross from all the holiday indulging, so having a low-calorie, high-fiber, and totally delicious breakfast smoothie to help you slim down and feel great can be a real plus.
This slimming green smoothie offers a refreshing flavor, and all the benefits of greens and fresh produce, in a quick and easy form. My kids even love it! Sometimes I will add in an extra banana to sweeten it up a little for the kids, or leave out the celery. But trust me, this is a good one!
I also use a flavorless protein supplement to add some extra oomph to it. This is especially great for my kids, as protein helps with brain function. Another option is to use coconut water in place of the water. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with this, and adjusting it to personal preference is just so easy! Just add what fruit and veggies you like and add it to your blender. I use a Blendtec because it is powerful enough for all of my recipes.
Other Smoothie recipes you might enjoy:
- Mango Green Smoothie
- Caramel, Coconut, Cashew Smoothie
- Mango Pomegranate Smoothie
- Pina Colada Smoothie Bowl
- Strawberry Peach Sideline Smoothie Bowl
Slimming Green Smoothie
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 stalk celery
- 1 orange
- 1 banana
- 1 scoop [url href="http://amzn.to/1WtpvHo" target="_blank"]flavorless protein[/url] optional
- 1 lime
- 1 1/2 cup pineapple
- ice to preference
- Put everything in your blender and blend until smooth.
- Add ice and water to achieve desired consistency.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.