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…..
- 1 cup OJ
- 1/2 cup frozen peaches
- handful of baby carrots
- 1 celeri stick
- handful of cantalope
- 1 cup fresh baby spinach
- 1/4 cup Liberté 0% Greek Yogurt – Plain
- 1 scoop Navita’s Naturals Twisters Protein Powder
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.
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?