2.1.2017

Fiesta Savory Smoothie

I like to swap my sweeter smoothies for savory ones, and this one is a definite winner. This protein shake is a fiesta in your mouth.

high protein veggie smoothie

This Savory Smoothie is high in protein, loaded with veggies, savory flavors, and is incredibly delicious. If you’re looking for new smoothie flavors, this is a great recipe to venture out.

Savory Smoothie with Cilantro

This savory smoothie was inspired by the slow carb movement, which is a great way to lean up and build muscle too. 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.

I don’t personally believe in eliminating all sugars, yet I think having this smoothie for a meal isn’t a bad thing. There’s some days I crave more vegetables and don’t want something sweet— and this smoothie hits the spot.

Rather than embracing a Slow Card Lifestyle, I believe in a plant-powered lifestyle. Where we eat as many plant-based whole foods as we can to increase nutrients.

Plant-Based Savory Smoothie

Slow Carb Smoothie in mason jar

Our slow-carb savory 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.

Savory Smoothie with Avocado

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

Fiesta Savory Smoothie

This Slow-Carb Savory Smoothie is high in protein, loaded with veggies, savory flavors, and is incredibly delicious.
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Prep Time: 8 minutes
Blending Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Mexican-Inspired / Plant-Based
Servings: 1 smoothie
Calories: 270kcal
Author: Jen Hansard

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas, canned (drained)
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, fresh (diced)
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 scoop Protein Smoothie Boost
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper

Instructions

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

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Notes

  • Can substitute another kind of bean or legume such as lentils for the chickpeas.

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 1038mg | Potassium: 974mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 4926IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 5mg
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About Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a realistic plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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  1. Dani Mitchell says:

    Although I’m not for the slow carb movement, I do love a savory smoothie recipe and this one is so good!

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