Have you ever really WANTED a green smoothie? I mean….really wanted one??
Me?…….. never really desired one. Until last week that is.
It’s certainly a great way to get in more greens and those of us as mothers with kids who don’t like to eat greens, a smoothie is more appealing for a child than anything!
This time I decided to go- for -the- green and see how they’d react.
So not as good as I had hoped. One out of three drank it. I honestly believe the green color turned them off and to be honest with you, it is kind of weird drinking a green smoothie, but the taste is fabulous!
Now if you’ve been following my blog for a while now you know I only post the very best recipes the family loves, but this time I am posting it……….
because. they. are. wrong.
Plain and simple this green smoothie has got it all! Protein, creaminess and super filling too!
The avocado idea came when I saw many WIAW bloggers over on the Peas and Crayons linky party sharing how delicious an avocado makes a smoothie. And I have used avocado in my Chocolate Pudding (which is dairy free) and Chocolate Pudding Popsicles as well. Both are incredible so I knew this would turn out delish and I was right!
I also had a ton of kale in my fridge gifted to me by a friend at church and I hate to let things go to waste so……. green smoothie was created.
I somewhat followed my Blueberry Protein Smoothie recipe and adapted from there.
Green Protein Smoothie
- 1 avocado
- 2 cups fresh kale*
- 1 banana
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, nonfat
- 1 cup pasteurized egg whites**
- 1 cup ice
- 3 droppers liquid vanilla stevia
*You could certainly change the kale and sub spinach instead.
**Not sure about using egg whites? Check this post for reasons why they are perfectly safe.
Makes 4 cups.
Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Adjust sweetener if needed. *If using this in the Three Day Cleanse & Detox, remove the Greek Yogurt.
Servings: 2* Calories per serving: 323* Fat: 11g* Cholesterol: 0mg* Sodium: 279mg* Carbs: 31g* Fiber: 7g* Sugars: 13g* Protein: 29g* Points+: 8*
Are you a fan of Green Smoothies? Are you willing to give green smoothie a chance to WOW you?
Don’t hate him because he’s green! He just wants to be loved.