Green Monster Smoothie

Green Monster Yogurt Smoothie
 
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A well balanced breakfast in a glass or nutrient-dense post workout shake!
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 1 smoothie
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt (0-2% MF)
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2-3 medjool dates
  • 1 T chia seeds or ground flax seeds
  • 1 T natural peanut butter (or try PB2 for a lower calorie alternative)
  • 1.5 cups water (or milk for added calcium)
  • Ice to taste
Instructions
  1. Measure out all ingredients into a high powered blender.
  2. Blend for at least 1 minute, or until all the ingredients are well mixed/liquified.
  3. Enjoy!
Notes
To make this smoothie vegan or dairy free, simply substitute the greek yogurt with plant-based protein powder
For a lower calorie version consider substituting the peanut butter with PB2 powdered peanut butter. You can also cut out the dates and use a bit of stevia for extra sweetness
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 smoothie Calories: 481 Fat: 14g Carbohydrates: 71g Fiber: 11g Protein: 24g

I have to give credit to Angela Liddon of Oh She Glows for starting the “Green Monster” movement. There are so many versions of this smoothie! If you plan on making it as a meal replacement (ie. breakfast), I always recommend including a good dose of protein such as Greek yogurt, protein powder, cottage cheese, using nuts/seeds as an added boost. For those that don’t want to use a protein powder, here is the Greek yogurt version:green monstergreen monstergreen monster

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