For my next green smoothie recipe, I thought I'd post my favorite version of a protein shake. Just like with any smoothie/shake, this is easy to customize and change up the ingredients so that it's more to your liking. I like to have this shake after the gym for my lunch meal. I usually pair it with an additional piece of fruit and it really fills me up!
Green Protein Shake:
1 Heaping Tbsp Ground Flax Seeds
1 Heaping Tbsp Natural Peanut Butter/Almond Butter/or your favorite nut butter
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 Scoop Trader Darwin's Soy Vanilla Flavored Protein Powder/or your favorite protein powder
1-2 Tbsp of Nestle Nesquik Chocolate Powder
2 Large Handfuls Spinach
1-2 Cups Organic Milk/Soy Milk/Almond Milk/Coconut Milk/your milk of choice
6-8 Ice Cubes
Place all ingredients in blender, blend until smooth, and enjoy!
* I get my Soy Protein Powder from Trader Joe's.
** Nestle Nesquik also has a sugar free version. I haven't tried it in this shake, but if you went this route, the shake would probably still be sweet enough. If not, add honey/agave to your liking. Or, you can substitute the vanilla protein powder with chocolate protein powder and omit the Nesquik entirely.
*** Obviously, this isn't really a "low fat" shake. I don't have any issues with this as long as I'm drinking this after working out and as a meal replacement. However, if I were to just drink this shake daily as a snack it would probably start to affect my weight management goals :) If you're looking to decrease the fat content, omit/change the amount of nut butter and/or coconut oil!
**** And I PROMISE, you won't be able to taste the spinach!!!! The consistency of the flax seed, on the other hand, may take some getting used to if you haven't had it before :)
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