Green Glow Power Blend Meal Replacement Smoothie (Includes Vegan Options)
Go green and get plenty of protein power with this super tasty smoothie that gets its beautiful green color from kale and green apple, and a bright boost of flavor from ginger, mint, and lemon.
1 cup of unsweetened milk: Fat Free Dairy or Lactose & Fat-free Ultrafiltered Dairy or Soy Milk or Pea Protein Milk
Protein powder: 1 tbsp. pumpkin seed or 1 tbsp. pea/quinoa or 2 tbsp. soy or 2 tbsp. whey
1 small green apple (core removed, skin on, thinly sliced, frozen)
½ cup chopped kale (frozen)
1 dash ground ginger
2 fresh mint leaves or ¼ tsp. mint extract
1 tsp. grated lemon peel or 1 tsp. lemon juice
1 packet (1 tsp.) zero calorie sugar substitute (optional)
Pour milk into a blender.
Add protein powder.
Add remaining ingredients.
Blend on high speed until smooth — about 1 minute.
- Buying and using frozen kale adds convenience, helps reduce waste, eliminates the need to add ice to your smoothie, and helps make a smooth consistency.
- Core and thinly slice the apple and pre-measure kale, put them in small storage bags or other containers, and store in the freezer so when you’re ready to make a smoothie the ingredients are ready to go.
- If you use a non-dairy milk alternative, choose a product fortified with calcium and vitamins A, D, and B12.
*Customize your smoothie with your choice of milk and protein powder. If you must avoid dairy (including whey) or soy, try one of our suggested alternatives.
Calories 239, Protein 20 grams, Fat 3 grams, Carbs 33 grams, Fiber 7 grams