Sometimes I get really tired of breakfast. I’m not really a breakfast food person, although I won’t turn down pancakes or crepes. I prefer leftover dinner for breakfast, but even that has me feeling “blah” lately. A smoothie is a wonderful way boost your vegetable, fruit, and protein intake. They are easy to make, convenient, and a light and healthy way to consume high fiber and nutrients that most of us have a difficult time getting enough of in our diets.
This recipe is adapted from Women’s Health Magazine. Theirs didn’t have protein powder, or pineapple. They also had two apples and ginger where I had 1 apple and no ginger (I love ginger, husband doesn’t). They also juiced theirs. I don’t believe in juicing. Although it looks gorgeous, whereas mine resembled a bit of pea soup, you miss out on all of that amazing fiber if you juice instead of simply blending. If you can, use all organic ingredients.
Pea soup look aside, this smoothie is delicious and fresh tasting. Sure to give you a light and energetic start to your Friday!
Going Green Smoothie
*Makes two 16 ounce smoothies
1 Large Packed Handful of Baby Spinach Leaves
2 Medium Carrots, peel on
2 Stalks of Celery
1 Apple, cored, skin on
1/2 Cup Pineapple
Juice of 1/2 Large Lemon
2 Scoops Protein Powder, I use brown rice protein
About 8 oz. Spring Water
About 8 oz. Ice
Place all ingredients in a heavy-duty blender and blend until smooth. You can add more water for whatever consistency you desire.