I go in smoothie phases, sometimes I will have a liquid lunch every single day for a few weeks – I get obsessed. And then one day my mood changes and I won’t have another smoothie for weeks, or even a couple of months.
When I’m on a smoothie kick I almost always make some version of a green smoothie. I play around with the ingredients, but I almost always end up throwing in the equivalent of a medium size salad into the blender with all the other ingredients 🙂 I know it doesn’t exactly sound delicious, but with all the other tasty ingredients in there, it works. Trust me!
Like I said, I go in phases having smoothies, so that means I go in phases using a protein powder supplement but I do like having a good protein power on hand.
Protein powders can be confusing. There are so many different types of protein powders, like whey, pea, casein , hemp, egg, plant proteins and more. And then is every kind of flavour you can imagine, and on top of that there more brands then you could ever keep track of. To add the confusion, the quality can vary enormously from one brand to another, so you want to do your research, and choose wisely.
I have a couple brands I trust to have good products and that use good ingredients, one of them is Magnum Nutraceuticals. Their whey proteins are great, they don’t upset my stomach and they taste really, REALLY good. Their Salted Caramel protein powder is ahh-mazing. Just. So. Good. That’s the one I’ve used most recently in my shakes.
The greens… Dark leafy greens are good for you. Calorie for calorie they are considered a high nutrient-dense type of food. They provide a wide variety of important vitamins and minerals that your body needs to function optimally and be healthy, so throwing a few handfuls of green veggies into your smoothie is an effortless way to add a whole lot of nutrients into your diet. So why wouldn’t you do it?!
I have a few smoothie recipes and I wanted to share one of them with you today, this one in particular is packed full of healthy ingredients. It has healthy fats, lots of protein, and a ton of vitamins and minerals from the veggies, fruit, and the super supplement – Spirulina (which I fill you in on at the bottom of the post)
So here is the recipe:
- 1 c Almond Milk
- 1/2 Frozen Banana
- 3/4 c Frozen Blueberries
- 1 scoop Salted Caramel Protein Powder
- 1 tbsp Peanut Butter
- 1 small handful Kale
- 1 small handful Spinach
- 1/3 Avocado
- 2-3 tsp Spirulina
Place all ingredients into the blender and blend until completely smooth.
**Super Food Fit Tip: SPIRULINA**
- What is it? It’s a blue-green algae. It’s typically in powder or tablet form.
- Why take it? Spirulina provides gram for gram the highest concentration of protein in the world, all in the form of essential amino acids for muscle, health and cellular growth. It has over forty nutrients which ensures complete nutritional health, and it’s natural nitric oxide provides immediate and enduring physical and mental energy.
- Spirulina is also rich in all B vitamins, all of the electrolytes and other minerals you need to be healthy, including zinc and magnesium.
You can find Spirulina in almost any health food or supplement store. It typically comes in powder form, or you can find it in tablet form like I have here. If you take a Greens supplement powder it’s sometimes an ingredient which is great so check out your labels!