Saturday, July 9, 2011

Protein Green Monster

I’m always trying to add more protein to my meals since I workout almost every day, so I thought it was time to come up with a new smoothie concoction.  I also battle with iron deficiency, so sneaking in as much greens as possible into my smoothies is also an important factor for me. 

So I came up with this bad boy…..


Once again I threw together a bunch of ingredients into my Vitamix, but I did write them down as I went along. 

To the Vitamix, add…..



The Yogurt is awesome…I am addicted to this brand because it’s so hard to find Greek Yogurt that does not have a ton of sugar and additives.  It’s kind of pricy, about $4.50 for the tub when it’s on sale, but I eat in moderation.  The awesome thing about it too is it has a whopping 18g of protein per serving.  Another bonus point for this yogurt.twister-superfood

This is my other special ingredient.  It contains a blend of 3 super foods:  hemp, cacao and maca.  Hemp is an excellent source of protein and those healthy Omegas.  Cacao is just plain antioxidant awesomeness and gives the smoothie a great taste.  And maca is great for us women, as it benefits the endocrine system.  I can’t think of 3 better ingredients to add to my smoothies every day.  Plus, once scoop adds a great taste and loads up the protein content of the green-monster. 


I really didn’t feel like slaving over a hot stove or BBQ tonight, so I made me one of these for dinner.  A great go-to option when a sit-down dinner just isn’t in the cards. 

Enjoy and let me know how yours turns out.  What other ingredients do you add to your smoothies? 

With love



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