Green Protein Smoothie

This may surprise you, but I’ve never really done “juicing” or used spinach in my smoothies. Sure I’ve had carrot/apple juices, but it’s just not something I’m into (nor am I against it–just don’t have a juicer). However, when I saw this recipe from one of my favorite bloggers, I had to try it immediately! Yes, it has spinach in it, but don’t let that deter you! It also has peanut butter, banana, and greek yogurt in it! Those are the ingredients that pulled me in. I actually wanted to make this a few days ago, but we had everything except bananas (I had just made these muffins). I was heartbroken. So the next day, we went and got bananas so I could make this first thing. I changed this recipe a little: went from smooth to chunky peanut butter, used almond milk instead of regular, and, of course, threw some protein powder in there

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Macros (per serving)

  • Calories: 261
  • Fat: 5.7g
  • Carbs: 28g
  • Protein: 28.6g

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw spinach
  • 1/3 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Silk Vanilla Unsweeted Almondmilk
  • 1 tsp chunky peanut butter
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 scoop unflavored protein powder (but a vanilla flavor would do well too)
  • 5 ice cubes

Directions

  • Throw the ice, milk, yogurt, banana, spinach, peanut butter, and honey into the blender. Press “ice crush” a few times to get that ice down to bits. Then blend. 
  • Once it starts to become mixed, throw the protein powder in.
  • Serve!
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Pretty easy directions and it serves well anytime of the day. I was a little cautious about trying it, with spinach being the main ingredient of the smoothie. However, I threw a straw in and went for it. I was so pleased and surprised–it was delicious! You could taste all the subtle flavors. The spinach didn’t overpower it at all but rather shared the palate well with the peanut butter and banana. I wish I had two servings because it was so tasty, but I was actually quite full and satisfied just after one. And I absolutely love the natural color the spinach brings out–a light fresh green. Use this recipe to stay hungry and fit!

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24 Responses to "Green Protein Smoothie"

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  1. Xeno Hemlock

    August 18, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Reblogged this on It's Hemlock Time and commented:
    I should try this sometime.

  2. MikeW

    August 18, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Can you put that in a Star Trek transporter and beam it over to me?

  3. Chocolate Covered Race Medals

    August 18, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Really you can’t go wrong with some PB and banana…

  4. Southern Wonder

    August 18, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I must try this!

  5. Jenny B

    August 18, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Do you think half an avocado would work over the banana?

    • hungryandfit

      August 18, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      Absolutely! I was thinking of adding one, myself!

      • Jenny B

        August 18, 2013 at 8:19 pm

        We gave away our blender to a friend in need, so this just might be the recipe to push us to get a new one! :) Cheers!

      • hungryandfit

        August 18, 2013 at 8:44 pm

        Our’s is only $16 and has served us well for a whole year!

  6. nancytex2013

    August 18, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    I have a green smoothie every morning!

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  8. Ally Flowers

    August 19, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I swear by this: 1 avocado, 1 banana, 1tsp fresh chopped ginger, handful of berries of your choice (I like raspberries usually), 3/4 pint of unsweetened almond milk, 5 or 6 ice cubes. Blend and breakfast/snack/recovery juice is served!

    • hungryandfit

      August 19, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      Wow. Need to try this ASAP! I wonder how protein powder would do in there

      • Ally Flowers

        August 20, 2013 at 9:08 am

        I try to avoid powders and artificial sources of protein but I’m sure it would do fine in there!

  9. Patty B

    August 21, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Looks good!

  10. lizziefit

    August 21, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I get REALLY excited when I see people getting into green smoothies! Frozen fruit and peanut butter are two things that mask the taste of spinach like you wouldn’t believe :)

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  12. ラッシュガード ベビー

    September 21, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    水着 激安

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