A Healthy Start To Your Day!
My green protein smoothie plays a huge role in my weekday mornings! On most weekdays I have no time to cook and sit down to what is considered “the most important meal of the day.” Some people can get through their morning without eating breakfast. Alas, I am not one of those people! I work out every morning too so my tummy is calling for some sustenance afterwards.
Also, as a middle-aged woman, I feel the effects that food have on my body very quickly – the good and the bad. I’m always on the lookout for healthy meals that I actually enjoy so this smoothie fits the bill in both cases.
Every morning before I leave for work, I whip up my smoothie, pour it into my commuter-friendly cup and head out the door. I drink it during my commute so by the time I get to work, I’m full and ready to conquer my day.
Packed with protein, fiber and antioxidants, it is very nutient-dense and low in calories (total amount 220). What a perfect combination of healthy, filling and, if I do say so, delicious!
All you need are five simple, wholesome and organic ingredients that can easily be found at your local supermarket. I buy my produce at Whole Foods.
Green Protein Smoothie
- A cup of fresh organic pineapple chunks
- 1 or 2 handfuls of organic raw spinach or kale (you can add both if you like)
- 1 teaspoon of fresh grated ginger
- 3/4 – 1 cup of water
- 1 serving of vanilla protein powder (Here is a link to what I use: Biochem Whey Protein Powder)
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and mix well until very smooth. That’s it!
Sometimes I add a tablespoon of organic, extra-virgin coconut oil if I feel the need for an extra dose of healthy fat. The great thing about smoothies is that you can add and adjust the ingredients to suit your own personal preference.
So get your blenders out and give this smoothie a try….happy blending!