Give yourself a boost with this yummy Berry Protein Green Smoothie.
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 – 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!
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!)Print
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.
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 2 cups almond milk (unsweetened)
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup almonds*
- Blend spinach and almond milk until smooth.
- Next add the remaining fruits and blend again.
*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.