Creamy and delicious, this Berry Spinach Protein Smoothie is packed with protein and fiber to give you lasting energy.
Mornings are a busy time – we have children to feed, jobs to get ready for, social media to check… If I had to pick one healthy breakfast recipe to suggest for busy people, without a lot of time in the morning, it would hands down be my Berry Spinach Protein Smoothie. Don’t get me wrong, as the known smoothie queen around here, I love all smoothies, but this Berry Spinach Smoothie is the one I’m currently obsessed with, and not only me, but my children are, too.
- Mixed berries: Frozen or fresh, throw in your favorite mix of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries. Naturally sweet and vibrant.
- Banana: Creamy, sweet, and full of nutrients.
- Greek yogurt: Full of protein and healthy fats, as well as adds extra creaminess.
- Protein powder: Adds flavor, sweetness, and extra protein.
- Flaxseed meal: Mostly tasteless, but full of fiber, omega 3s, and antioxidants.
- Ginger: Adds sharp, bright flavor as well as vitamins and nutrients.
- Cinnamon: A bit of delicious spice to round out the smoothie’s flavors.
- Spinach: Barely noticeable once blended in the smoothie, but full of nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants.
How to Make Berry Spinach Protein Smoothie
Start your Berry Spinach Protein Smoothie by adding your mixed berries and banana to a blender.
Next add the plain Greek yogurt.
Followed by your favorite protein powder.
And flaxseed meal.
Then shove down your leafy greens.
Top it off with some cinnamon and ginger.
Add ice and some water, then blend until smooth.
Pour evenly into glasses, serve, and enjoy!
Change It Up
- Swap the berries. You could use just strawberries or raspberries and still have a delicious smoothie.
- Change the greens. Instead of spinach, add kale, chard, lettuce, or celery.
- Switch out the additive. Instead of flaxseed meal, add chia seeds, hemp seeds, or wheatgrass.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why are smoothies good for you?
By nature, they take longer to consume which gives the brain the extra time to register fullness. And they’re a low-calorie source of protein and fiber which means you will have lasting energy and won’t be hungry an hour later.
Do I have to add ice to frozen fruit in a smoothie?
Nope! Unless you want it thicker, than slowly add it until you reach the consistency you like.
Can I pre-make this smoothie?
Yes! In fact, I love making smoothie freezer bags in advance for even faster breakfasts and added variety.
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Smoothies are a delicious way to start your day, but they’re also so easy to make, you can get your kids involved as well! My boys love smoothies, and they can whip up a batch all on their own now. And they love this Berry Spinach Protein Smoothie as much as I do, and I know you will, too.
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Berry Spinach Protein Smoothie
- Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.