Green Lean Power Smoothie
I love this smoothie! yassss!!!
About a year ago I moved away from juicing after finding out that it isn't all that good for you. Sure, juicing is a great way to get a big punch of antioxidants and vitamins into your diet. But, as you juice fruit and vegetables, you’ve stripped away the fiber and concentrated the sugars from many, many servings of fruit and veggies into a single serving of juice. Well, actually, it's two servings of juice. Did you really think that 16 oz was one serving? It's not.
Blending keeps the fiber and without getting the instant sugar rush from drinking juice. I'm not saying stop juicing. With anything, just remember moderation. And, maybe reconsider doing a "juice detox" or "juice cleanse."
I particularly love this smoothie after grueling workouts. It's packed with nutrients of hearty greens, good for you fats--thanks to the avocado--and a boost of protein.
So, why no fruit? From trial and error, I have found that adding fruit will make it too sweet, especially if you are using a protein powder.
What You'll Need
1 cup of baby kale
2 cups baby spinach
1 celery stalk
1/2 small avocado
1 tsp ginger
1 scoop plant based protein (I used this brand*)
5 ice cubes
What You'll Need To Know
Add ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend. Serve and enjoy!
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