Berry Protein Bash - Simple Green Smoothies

Berry Protein Bash Green Smoothie

Give yourself a protein boost with this yummy Berry Protein Bash green smoothie. Protein burns slower than carbohydrates, so adding it to smoothies helps prevent blood sugar spikes and helps prevent hunger pains. And it’s also great if you are working towards a flat belly or building muscles. Yes, the majority of us are on a mission to get those firm abs back— and drinking a protein-rich smoothie after your work-outs is the perfect formula.

Berry Protein Bash Green Smoothie

Serves 2


Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach, fresh
  • 2 cups almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup almonds

Instructions

Blend spinach and water until smooth. Next add the remaining fruits and blend again. * Soak overnight in water before blending, or use almond meal. * Use at least one frozen fruit to make the green smoothie cold.

98 Responses to “Berry Protein Bash Green Smoothie”

  1. Anthony 8.12.2014 at 5:57 am #

    We tried this recipe last night as a quick fix before playing badminton. Absolutely amazing! So tasty. We replaced the almonds with vanilla protein powder to help us feel fuller for longer. Tried a lot of your fantastic recipes and this is one of my favourites. Many thanks.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 8.12.2014 at 7:02 am #

      Wonderful to hear, Anthony! Glad you enjoyed Berry Protein Bash! :)

  2. Smoothie Lover 8.9.2014 at 1:50 am #

    I like this. I used cottage cheese for added protein and homemade peanut butter instead of almonds.

  3. amy 7.30.2014 at 12:29 pm #

    Groovy thank you for the info. I am excited to get this started very soon. I tried once before but didn’t have the proper knowledge to work with being diabetic. Now I know the smarter way to go!!!

  4. amy 7.29.2014 at 2:56 pm #

    What is considered a serving size? These all say two servings, is that 16oz total? Just curious what the proper serving is, if you are replacing two meals a day?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 7.30.2014 at 6:58 am #

      Hey Amy!

      Our smoothie recipes make about 4-5 cups (32oz – 40oz). Jadah drinks at least 2 cups (16 oz) everyday in the morning as a breakfast meal replacement. Jen drinks hers for lunch or sometimes as a mid morning snack Since green smoothies are full of fiber, they keep us both full for a while. If either of us needs afternoon pick-me-ups, we have been known to make another green smoothie later in the day instead of drinking a caffeinated beverage.

  5. Kristen 7.16.2014 at 11:40 am #

    Tried this smoothie today for lunch and it was really good. I had a hard time finding smoothies with enough calories to sustain my hunger and the almonds and almond milk really helped that. I did have an issue with the almonds not blending well…they stayed a little chunky. I even soaked them overnight like some suggest…still the flavor was awesome enough to not focus on the texture from the almonds. Thanks!

  6. LeAnn 6.29.2014 at 8:16 am #

    I’m new to the smoothies and got to admit after two failed attempts I was ready to give it up until I tried your berry bash and it was so delicious I wanted to drink it all. I did add a little flax seed and used almond slices. I have type II Diabeties and it is so hard to lose weight or eat right because I am a nurse and many times I don’t have a chance to eat like I should. Thank you so much for all the advice here. looking forward to trying many more of your smoothies!!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 6.30.2014 at 12:21 pm #

      Hey LeAnn! Great to hear you are enjoying Berry Protein!!

  7. Emi 6.19.2014 at 12:56 pm #

    I’m on the younger side and always loved smoothies. I usually make a smoothie using these exact ingredients except for the spinach and almonds, however today, I found this recipe and decided to add both in. I couldn’t taste the spinach which was awesome and the almonds added a nice crunchy texture. I don’t think I will go back to my old way :D Thank you~

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 6.19.2014 at 1:12 pm #

      Way to go, Emi! It’s delicious, isn’t it?

  8. Rayen 6.15.2014 at 4:01 pm #

    How much almond butter could I use to replace almonds?

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 6.16.2014 at 1:14 pm #

      How about a couple of tablespoons, Rayen?

  9. Tamara 6.10.2014 at 10:36 pm #

    Going to try this one out for after work outs. How many calories would be in one serving? Thanks

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 6.11.2014 at 7:14 am #

      Not sure, Tamara. We aren’t big on calorie counting, but “Lose It” or “My Fitness Pal” would be able to help you with that. They are both mobile apps and websites!

  10. Julie 5.13.2014 at 4:16 am #

    How much almond meal should I use if I’m going to substitute the almonds ? Or could I use LSA which I always have on hand ?

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 5.13.2014 at 8:43 am #

      About half the amount in almond meal should work, Julie!

  11. KianaC 5.12.2014 at 3:59 am #

    Hi there,
    These green smoothie recipes have been great. I do have a question …if you are going to use almond meal, is it the measurement? Or if it says 3 oranges juiced and you want to throw them in whole, do you still use 3? Thanks in advance. Cheers K

    • KianaC 5.12.2014 at 4:00 am #

      sorry *the same

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 5.12.2014 at 12:04 pm #

      Hi Kiana!
      Try using around half as much almond meal since it is much more fine. You can use a whole orange, just keep in mind that it will make it thicker than just the juice of three oranges. Hope this helps!

      • KianaC 5.12.2014 at 4:24 pm #

        Yes it does. Thanks a bunch. Cheers K

  12. Tony 4.28.2014 at 11:41 am #

    Made this one without the almonds and it wasn’t to ‘almondy’ which I was a bit worried about and it was great. The banana made it a nice and creamy. first one I have made from your recipes and very pleased. :)

    • Jadah Sellner 4.29.2014 at 3:53 pm #

      Yay! And you could always use almond butter or even almond meal (ground flavor) to.

  13. Allison 4.16.2014 at 9:45 pm #

    I know the recipe calls for almond milk,but I only like the vanilla kind.Would that taste good?

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 4.18.2014 at 9:11 am #

      It may. We don’t usually buy the vanilla flavored almond milk, though. Let us know how it goes!

  14. Amy 4.7.2014 at 10:29 am #

    I’m sorry, I just don’t like this. It has no fruit flavour at all, just an almondy paste. It’s purple because of the blueberries, but it doesn’t taste good. I’m not sure why I’m not having very good luck with this site. My favourite smoothie is one I’ve made myself – kale, frozen pineapple, frozen mangoes and a splash of tropical juice.

  15. Stephanie 2.13.2014 at 9:22 am #

    Is there a way to freeze the greens without ruining them? For example blending them up ahead if time with the liquid base and then defrosting it when you need it later?

    • Jadah and Jen 2.14.2014 at 7:56 am #

      Hi Stephanie!
      You can freeze leafy greens without blending, or you can blend some up with a small amount of water and freezing them in ice cube trays :-)

  16. Ashley 2.2.2014 at 8:45 am #

    Do you have the nutritional information for this smoothie? Calories, crbs, sugar, protein?? Do you have a page for the nutritional break down of your other smoothies as well?

    • Jadah and Jen 2.3.2014 at 11:59 am #

      Hi Ashley!
      We do not have that at this time, but we recommend using “Lose It” or “My Fitness Pal” to keep track of it :-)

      • Ces 2.28.2014 at 12:15 pm #

        There is other website, called nutrition data where you can find more detailed nutritional info about different foods.

        See, for instance, the nutritional breakdown on raw, frozen, unsweetened strawberries (Yes, they are so specific):

        http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/2066/2

        They took note of not only the calories but the Vitamin, mineral,protein, and other nutrient contents for each of the foods they list.

        The site is not very easy to navigate through when you first visit it, but you get used to it.

        Cheers!

  17. Trudie 1.28.2014 at 7:41 pm #

    Hi, a suggestion, adding a little teaspoon of Nutella to make it sweeter for those who think it might be a little bitter?

  18. Brittany 1.5.2014 at 6:31 pm #

    I am allergic to almonds, can you tell me a few alternatives to almonds, almond butter, and almond milk? Would rice milk work for some of these smoothies?

    • Jadah and Jen 1.6.2014 at 11:29 am #

      Rice milk would work, Brittany! Any other nut butter would work, too :-)

  19. Marie 12.27.2013 at 11:10 am #

    Can I use non fat Greek yogurt or protein powder?

  20. Yolanda 11.21.2013 at 1:20 am #

    Why do u have to soak almonds over night before blending ?

    • Jadah and Jen 11.22.2013 at 7:06 am #

      Don’t have to, Yolanda :-) It helps to blend them and bring out their nutrients when you do, though.

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