Thursday, 1 October 2015

Green Power Smoothie

I really wasn't sure what to call this.  I mean, it's loaded.  Protein, fibre, probiotics, healthy fat, and greens.  It's my version of fuel.

It's not just a smoothie.  It's a power smoothie.

One of the kids suggested Green Vomit Smoothie.

Uh, no.  Based on appearances, maybe.  But appearances can be deceiving.  This smoothie is not only good for you, but it tastes amazing.

It really is a powerhouse.  We've got bananas (vitamins, minerals, fibre), Kefir (more probiotics than yogurt!), oatmeal (fibre, minerals, protein) and prunes (vitamins, more fibre!), spinach (vitamins, anti-oxidants, phyto-nutrients!), flax seeds (omegas! more fibre!), coconut oil (healthy fat!), protein powder (protein, duh).

The best part - it doesn't need any additional sweetening.  The bananas and prunes provide enough natural sweetness.

Healthy and tasty.  Win win.

Green Power Smoothie

2 medium size bananas (I use over-ripe, frozen bananas)
1 scoop (1/3 cup) vanilla protein powder 
1 cup plain Kefir
1/4 cup rolled oats
4 prunes (dried plums)
1 tbsp flax seeds
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 1/2 - 2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or any milk of choice)
One large handful fresh baby spinach leaves

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  I use a Blentec blender and it mixes things up beautifully.  If your blender is less powerful, you may want to process your oats and flax in a mill or food processor first, and place the spinach at the bottom of the ingredients where it will blend better with the liquids.

This replaces a meal for me, and it's way better fuel than anything I can pick up at a drive-thru.


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  1. awesome, pinning & can't wait to try this one out! yum!

  2. it's not easy being green ha! I wouldn't let the colour turn me off though, because it sounds yummy!

  3. Tasty! I like the addition of kefir and prunes. Green smoothies are the best :)

  4. HI Jenn,
    This smoothie is filled with a wealth of health. Love the ingredients. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted.

  5. Sounds delicious! I love green smoothies and this one sounds fab x

  6. Yum! I've been looking around for new recipes for my Green Smoothie - mine is alwasy the same - spinach, banana, fruit, water.

  7. I actually made my first smoothie ever today. It was so much fun and easier than I knew! And ice cubes really do well in a blender. Who knew??

  8. Never tried a green smothie. Sounds delicious and healthy. Pinned! Thanks for sharing with us at #Throwback Thursday link party. Please join us again next week and invite your friends to join. Thanks Quinn Dad Whats 4 Dinner

  9. I love green smoothies and green juice. It's surprisingly filling and full of energy inducing nutrients. I will to try this one. Thanks for sharing your recipe with #foodpornthursdays.

  10. I love green smoothies- we call them monster drinks around my house- but I've never thought to add prunes. Thanks for sharing!

    I'm hosting a link party on my blog and we'd love for you to come by and link up with us!

  11. Hi Jenn,
    Just a note to let you know that I have chosen your post as one of my features for this week Real Food Fridays blog hop that goes live every Thursday @ 7pm EST. Thank you for sharing and being part of Real Food Fridays mission.

  12. It sounds really good! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday link party. I hope you'll join us again next week. Sharing your post on Twitter!

  13. This sounds really delicious!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  14. I have also found that things that look scary often aren't so bad. Protein shakes are often much better than they seem, and this power smoothie looks great too! Thanks for linking up with The Alder Collective- excite to see you again next week!

  15. I love green smoothies - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

  16. I love smoothies and this would be a great smoothie to add to my line up! Thank you for linking up with us at the Tips and Tricks Link Party! I hope to see you this week again!

  17. Thank you so much for sharing your post with us at the #AnythingGoes Link Party! See you next week.

  18. A good recipe AND funny! I love it! :P Pinned.

    If you felt like it, I'd love to have you come and link up at the Friday Frivolity blog party I host, it just went live! :)

    1. Thank you for coming by the party!! :D I had an INSANE week so it took me forever to catch on the entries, but I'm so glad you joined. Pinning (again! ;P) and tweeting!


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