Slow-Carb Green Smoothie: Protein Fiesta

This Slow-Carb Green Smoothie is high in protein, loaded with veggies, savory flavors, and is incredibly delicious to boot!

The Slow-Carb Diet, made popular in Tim Ferriss’ book The 4-Hour Body, has taken the world by storm. The idea behind the diet is pretty simple: eliminate all sugar, even from fruit, and focus on eating protein-rich foods and healthy “slow-carbs,” including tons of veggies, to help you lose weight.

Our slow-carb green smoothie, Protein Fiesta,  is a fantastic meal replacement. It’s 100% savory, no fruit allowed! We’ve used Mexican flavors (tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, spices, etc.) plus a good hit of plant-based protein using chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and our favorite protein powder from The Natural Citizen. And don’t worry, there are plenty of leafy greens in there too.

Be sure to check out our video below!

Looking for more veggie only smoothies? Try Veggie Cocktail, a recipe from our book!

Protein Fiesta (Slow-Carb Green Smoothie)

Course: Breakfast, dinner, lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
This Slow-Carb Green Smoothie is high in protein, loaded with veggies, savory flavors, and is incredibly delicious to boot!
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach fresh
  • 1/4 cup cilantro fresh
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas drained
  • 1 cup tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 scoop plant-based protein powder unsweetened*
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 pinch fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place spinach, cilantro, and vegetable broth in blender. Puree until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, blend again. Taste and add more salt and pepper, if needed.

Recipe Notes

Can substitute another kind of bean or legume such as lentils for the chickpeas We suggest The Natural Citizen Organic Protein which includes only four ingredients and no yucky preservatives or added sweeteners.

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