The power smoothie

This smoothie has evolved over time and has turned into my daily mid morning snack or lunch replacement. Very healthy and easy.

Ingredients in order:

  • .5-1 cup frozen blueberries (I buy in 3 lb bags from Aldi)
  • 1-2 cups kale (chopped kale keeps longer than spinach)
  • Water to about 3/4 full
  • BLEND
  • 1 scoop pea protein (can use whey)
  • 1 scoop Green Superfood
  • 1 tbs wheat germ
  • 1 tbs milled flax seed
  • 1 banana
  • BLEND

Notes: This Hamilton Beach blender works best of the 5+ I have tried.

Fill 1/4 of the blender with frozen blueberries. Then put a few fist-fulls of kale on top of it (don’t pack it in or you won’t be able to get it to blend). Then put WARM or room temp water up about one or two inches into the kale. Now blend it to get the kale to pull into the water. If it gets jammed add a bit more water until you get it to blend.

Then add the rest of the ingredients and blend it.

This smoothie is quick to make and has a great range of protein, vitamins and fiber. You can add peanut butter if your goal is sustained energy or meal replacement but it adds a lot of calories. It isn’t meant to taste like ice cream. Suck it up and get used to the flavor! If you must add sugar you can replace the water with orange juice.

January 12, 2019 5:29 am