One of my favorite snacks is a green smoothie. Something about the combination of greens, fruit, and ice is so satisfying in the afternoon. Green smoothies seem intimidating, I’ve been there. However, if you’re reading this blog you’re in luck because I’ve already tried the terrible green smoothie combinations and have settled on the perfect combination.
I keep frozen mango, frozen spinach, almond milk, and vanilla protein powder stocked in my pantry kand make this smoothie almost everyday. The cool part about smoothies is that you can adjust them to your liking! My favorite is mango, but blueberries or banana work well too. Try your favorite fruit or a combination of fruits!
Frozen spinach is tasteless, I promise. And if you’re more adventurous you can use kale instead. Almond milk can be swapped for your favorite milk and protein powder too! Why the protein powder? It satisfies me, it’s delicious, and Vega protein powder is made with greens for nutrients + papaya for digestion. I eat it because it makes me feel good. However, I didn’t always love protein powder and if it’s not your thing leave it out and use yogurt or omit instead.
Finally, this smoothie rocks because of the toppings. Is it just me or is topping smoothies the best part? It’s a blank canvas for creativity. Blend in peanut butter, chia seeds, or even coffee. Top with coconut, nuts, or granola for a bit more satisfaction. Or leave plain as you’re running out the door. You do you.
Mix up this smoothie today, and let me know what delicious combination you’ve come up with!
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 cup frozen spinach
- ½ scoop Vega vanilla protein + greens (or sub ¼ cup oats)
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 3 ice cubes
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter (optional)
- Place all ingredients in a blender with heavier ingredients (mango) on the bottom and lighter ingredients (powder) on top. Blend until smooth.
- Add toppings as desired
Happy Saturday! Some things I’ve been reading:
I’m really enjoying this book.
Food for thought: Buddhist Economics
Another argument for the importance of mindfulness
Treat your self this weekend.