Blend! Grab! Go! Almond Banana Berry Protein Superfood Green Smoothie

by deborah on February 20, 2015 · 22 comments

in Green smoothies, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan

Blend! Grab! Go! Almond Banana Berry Protein Superfood Green Smoothie

Are you including fresh, fiber and nutrient-rich green smoothies in your diet?

Smoothies have become my new ‘nutrition-insurance program’.

It’s so easy to make a rich, creamy healthy super food smoothie everyday.

Life is busy and sometimes we just don’t have time to eat a wide enough

variety of the healthy foods we need to cover our nutritional bases.

In view of this, I have found smoothies are a great way for me to make sure

that I am including vital essential nutrients into my daily diet.

The fruits and vegetables will vary according to season and what is

fresh, organic and available at my favorite local markets.

Blend! Grab! Go! Almond Banana Berry Protein Superfood Green Smoothie

I try to keep a variety of super foods on hand to add to my smoothies

and even to my oatmeal–to round out my nutritional intake.

I definitely love the energy lift that I get from these smoothies and

I feel good knowing that I am giving myself the fuel I need to do all

of the things I need to do each day–from work to exercise to play!

This smoothie is a variation on that theme.

Feel free to use whatever fruits and greens you have on hand to

make this your own.

Almond Banana Berry Protein Superfood Green Smoothie

Blend! Grab! Go! Almond Banana Berry Protein Superfood Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 cup almond milk

1 cup hemp milk

1 banana – frozen

1 orange – peeled and sectioned

1 cup organic blueberries – frozen

1 cup frozen mango chunks

2 cups organic spinach – washed thoroughly

1 tablespoon almond butter

1/4 avocado – peeled

2 scoops of Orgain organic plant-based protein powder

2 scoops organic green superfood powder – I used Barlean’s Greens

1 tablespoon hemp seeds

1 tablespoon flax seed powder

! tablespoon chia seeds

2 teaspoons cinnamon

Almond Banana Berry Protein Superfood Smoothie

Directions:

Add ingredients to your high speed blender.

Blend until smooth.

Taste and adjust as needed–add a bit more liquid or filtered water ice cubes

if it your smoothie is too thick.

Almond Banana Berry Protein Superfood Green Smoothie

Drink a glass  immediately.

Pour the balance into a mason jar to refrigerate for later.

Or pour the balance into a thermos and toss into your gym bag if you are heading

out to exercise.

That’s what I have been doing lately because my fitness trainer always emphasizes

the importance of eating or drinking some protein after our workouts.

If I don’t have time to make a smoothie in advance, I make sure to identify a few healthy,

reliable juice and smoothie spots from which to buy a fresh, protein-packed drink.

I also try to remember toss my handy glass eco-jar with a stainless steel straw

into my bag to avoid using plastic and to get a discount on my drink.

 

What are some of your favorite super food smoothie ingredients?

Share your thoughts and suggestions with us.

 

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