Tuesday, February 5, 2019

green protein smoothie

I am super into smoothies right now.
Particularly on Saturdays.  I get home from working out at prime chaos time with the kids - everyone is hungry, needs a nap, and I could use approximately ten extra hands to get everything done.
A protein smoothie is the perfect option for something quick, nutritious, and filling enough to get me to dinnertime.

The pictures for this aren't glamorous or anything (I don't have any fancy glasses to pour this in like a proper food blogger would), but you get the gist.
Mostly I just wanted you to see what a pretty green it is!

Like bright green grass in the springtime when it's warm and the freezing cold rain we've been having for months has ended.
No? Just me? I might be a little bitter about the rain...

In my defense, it seems unfair to keep two children indoors for an entire weekend.
We need to run! Play! Ride bikes! Get our sillies out in the great outdoors!
Never have I ever been an outdoor person until I had kids, but Lord please hear my springtime prayer.

I digress.

Here's a smoothie for you to drink while you dream of warmer days.

  • 3 cups spinach (I just fill my blender to the top with spinach!)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein
  • 2 tbsp MCT oil, optional
  1. Fill your blender with spinach, and add water.  Blend until spinach is liquified.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients (almond butter, yogurt, protein, and oil), and blend for a few seconds.
  3. Add ice and blend until you've reached desired consistency.  I like to use about 2 cups of ice, as I prefer my smoothies to be a bit thicker.  Totally your preference!
  4. Pour into glasses and enjoy!
Recipe makes enough for two smoothies, so share with a friend!  Or, cut the recipe in half for one serving.

Also worth noting: I originally started making this recipe by adding a banana as well.  SO GOOD.
If you are not on the keto diet, add that banana and rejoice in the delicious drink you have made.
However, bananas are not really keto-friendly, so skip the banana if you're strictly keto.

Not going to lie though, sometimes I still add half a banana if I want to have a real treat. 😍

Happy Tuesday, ya'll!

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