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

by deborah on February 20, 2015 · 21 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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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Adoring Family February 21, 2015 at 9:07 am

This sounds delicious! I love almond butter in my smoothies. I like the texture avocados give as well 🙂 Hope you are having a great weekend! I am working on a black bean soup recipe for you!

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Haralee February 21, 2015 at 1:09 pm

I bet I would like it. I love blueberries and banana with greek yogurt. Not as protein packed or exciting as yours but yummy. I love the jar. Where did you get it? I drink more water if from a straw. I don’t know why but it is true and would like the straw to not be plastic.

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Nancy @ Little Homestead in Boise February 21, 2015 at 4:40 pm

I use home-grown organic nectarines, almond milk, hemp protein powder, a little coconut oil, and pom juice. Maybe add a banana too, yummy! I like my greens in salads so I don’t add those…

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deborah February 25, 2015 at 7:21 pm

Hi Nancy,
Oh my! Your smoothie sounds so delicious. I have to remember to add fat to my smoothies. I often add avocado, almond or peanut butter or coconut oil. I love adding pomegranates to my smoothies too. So nutritious!

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Marla February 22, 2015 at 11:10 am

Hi Deborah,
What a great healthy smoothie. Love all the healthy ingredients, has loads of protein, vitamins and minerals in. It sure is filled with a wealth of health all in one glass. All the wonderful fruit and seed make it a real winner. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Always glad to see your posts. Pinned & twitted.

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vegetarianmamma (Cindy) February 22, 2015 at 8:16 pm

Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays Party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you share next time!
-Cindy

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jill conyers February 25, 2015 at 5:36 am

Welcome to the #fitfam Deborah! It’s so nice to meet you. I’m a green smoothie a day girl and your recipe is a must try soon! Thanks for linking up with the Fit Dish and sharing the green yumminess.

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deborah February 25, 2015 at 7:14 pm

Hi Jill,
I love your FitDish party! So many inspiring posts! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on smoothies. They certainly help me to boost my nutritional intake and energy!

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Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club February 25, 2015 at 6:22 pm

Smoothies are definitely my go-to favorites. This one sounds extremely good.

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deborah February 25, 2015 at 7:11 pm

Hi Diatta,
I am trying to make them daily again to boost my nutritional intake. You can pack so many nutrients into smoothies and juices.

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kimmythevegan February 26, 2015 at 7:54 pm

Deborah! I didn’t think you could top your Good Morning Sunshine Smoothie (which I make at least once a week!) – but this one sounds even better =D It’s packed with so much awesomeness, I can’t wait to try it.
Thank you so much for sharing this over at Healthy Vegan Fridays. Your recipe is going to be featured this week! I have pinned this to our Pinterest Board.

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Roxanne March 1, 2015 at 9:05 pm

Delicious and healthy, I need to make this! Thanks for sharing at Pin-Worthy Wednesday!

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swathi March 2, 2015 at 11:41 am

Thanks for sharing healthy delicious smoothie to Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning it.

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deborah March 2, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Hi Swathi,
I am so delighted that you pinned this green smoothie. I appreciate it.

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Heather @ Divas Run for Bling March 3, 2015 at 11:04 am

This looks soon yummy. I always love a good smoothie as an afternoon snack 🙂 #wowlinkup

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