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Berry Protein Green Smoothie

Give yourself a boost with this yummy Berry Protein Green Smoothie.

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Everyone knows you need protein to keep your body fueled, especially after a workout. If you’re working towards a flat tummy or toning up your muscles (who isn’t?), then this Berry Protein Green Smoothie needs to be on your radar.

The body uses protein at a slower rate than carbohydrates, so adding protein to your smoothies helps prevent blood sugar spikes and hunger pains. But it’s not all about the protein in this smoothie ā€“ it’s loaded up with berries and banana (healthy carbs) which contain vital nutrients, dietary fiber, minerals, and antioxidants. You simply can’t ask for a better snack!

Berry Protein Bash

Adding extra protein, beyond the almonds, is a good idea if you’re working out extra hard. Not only do you need the protein, but you need the extra fat too. Check out our article on the best meal replacement add-ins to ramp up the nutrition and to keep you going strong. (p.s. We’ve got other great post-workout smoothies too!)

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BERRY PROTEIN BASH

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Drinks

Description

This is one of our favorite combos – strawberries, blueberries, and banana. We up the protein by adding almonds. We also love the extra dietary fiber and vitamin E from the almonds.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 cups almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup almonds*

Instructions

  1. Blend spinach and almond milk until smooth.
  2. Next add the remaining fruits and blend again.


Notes

*Soak almonds overnight in water before blending, or use almond meal instead. Use at least one frozen fruit to make the green smoothie cold. Any variety of berry can be substituted.

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  1. jodee

    January 7th, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    can you use almond butter instead of almonds?

  2. SGS Rawkstar

    January 8th, 2016 at 4:59 am

    Hi Jodee,

    Of course! Adding 2 Tbs of almond butter will give this recipe a great protein boost!

    Cheers šŸ™‚

  3. Silvia

    January 15th, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Thank you for suggesting almond butter! I do have almonds but forgot to soak them. This smoothie is delicious. I am trying a new one every day.

  4. SGS Rawkstar

    January 15th, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Hi Silvia,

    YAY! Happy you were able to enjoy this recipe with almond butter!

  5. Joy

    January 20th, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Did like the almonds, even after soaking still too gritty, will try next time almond butter . I’ll like almonds but not just like that, other wise nice.
    Thanks Joy

  6. SGS Rawkstar

    January 21st, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Hi Joy,

    Not a fan of the grit left from raw almonds. Reaching for almond butter is a great choice! Reach back out and let us know how almond butter works for you!

    Cheers šŸ™‚

  7. Jen

    February 5th, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    can i add protein powder to this?

  8. SGS Rawkstar

    February 7th, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Hi Jen,

    Of course! Looking for an even great protein boost? We love adding plant-based protein options like hemp protein!

    Cheers šŸ™‚

  9. Charles

    February 12th, 2016 at 6:17 am

    First recipe I’ve tried on this site and I love it! Thanks

  10. SGS Rawkstar

    February 12th, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Hi Charles,

    YAY!! Thank you so much for blending with us! šŸ™‚

  11. Jacquie

    February 14th, 2016 at 6:20 am

    Hi, I’m new here and love the concept and recipes so far! If I’m using almond meal for this recipe, is it the same amount as the whole almonds (1/2 cup) or a different amount? Thank you!

  12. SGS Rawkstar

    February 14th, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Hi Jacquie,

    Using almond meal in this recipe is a great option! Just a quick FYI: 1 dry cup of almonds = a little less than 1 cup of almond flour.

  13. Chriss

    March 10th, 2016 at 8:00 am

    What substitute would you suggest for people with tree nut allergies?

  14. SGS Rawkstar

    March 10th, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Hi Chriss,

    Allergic to tree nuts? We’ve got you covered! Substitute in sun butter or other seed butter. Or swap in another plant-based protein source. Here are a few of our favorites…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/protein

  15. tina

    March 11th, 2016 at 2:51 am

    if trying to lose weight, what are the calories for these smoothies? Can they be meal replacements?
    Thank you

  16. SGS Rawkstar

    March 11th, 2016 at 6:57 am

    Hi Tina,

    Thanks for reaching out! Interested in using your green smoothie for weight loss? Using your green smoothie as a meal replacement is a great option! Check out our co-founder Jadah’s story, she lost over 25 lbs by using her green smoothie as a meal replacement.

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/meet-jadah

    Using your green smoothie as a meal replacement is simple! We suggest adding protein + healthy fats to ensure you’re fueling your body with a complete meal. Learn more about our favorite meal replacement booster combos here…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/green-smoothie-meal-replacement

    Worried about the calorie content of our recipes? We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data, and the phone apps: My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

    Hope this helps!

  17. Judy

    March 12th, 2016 at 8:52 am

    What type or brand of almond milk do you recommend?

  18. SGS Rawkstar

    March 13th, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Hi Judy,

    There’s a wide variety of almond milks you can reach for. Personally we always try to ensure it’s free of added sugar or yucky additives. Trader Joe’s + Whole Foods are both great options. You can also make your own! Check out our recipe here…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/healthy-eating/diy-almond-milk

  19. Andrew

    April 13th, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Hi, I’m excited to try this recipe! Any idea how many calories there are in total?

  20. SGS Rawkstar

    April 14th, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Hi Andrew,

    We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data, and the phone apps: My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

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