Monday, January 20, 2014

Green Protein Shake

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 Banana
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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  1. how long does this fill you for? i have a huge appetite (again, not even pregnant), and seem like I can never get full off a protein shake! Ushio problem.

    1. alana, i have a huge appetite as well, and this shake really does fill me up! when i have it for lunch (especially if i have an apple or orange with it), it usually keeps me full until dinner. i think it's the combination of protein powder, peanut butter, and spinach that does it for me (this recipe makes a lot). but, you can always add yogurt as well, and that would make it even more filling.

  2. This looks really good! Thank you!