I’m enjoying a rare Monday off and I thought it was a great time to try out a new smoothie recipe. With the warm weather, this cold fruity smoothie is a delicious start to the day. I added whey protein powder since this was my breakfast, but you could leave it out if protein powder isn’t your thing. I actually like the texture with the protein powder since it thickens the drink, I haven’t found it grainy at all. I use Tera’s Whey Organic brand, Bourbon Vanilla for this recipe.
Green Spring Smoothie
Adapted from the Vitamix Recipe Booklet
1/2 Cup Vanilla Coconut Milk
1 Cup Frozen Grapes
1/2 Cup Fresh Pineapple
2 Scoops Tera’s Whey Vanilla Protein Powder
1 Medium Frozen Banana
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
3 Cups Baby Spinach
Blend all ingredients until smooth.
Enjoy straight up or with a little granola on top.
Costco had the Vitamix blender in stock about 2 weeks ago. The last time I saw them there was nearly 3 years ago and I didn’t have the cash to pick one up back then which was a bummer. I’ve been duct taping my magic bullet together lately, waiting for it to die, so I couldn’t pass up the chance to score the super blender at a great price.
This recipe make one very large smoothie which I use as a meal replacement or 2 smaller smoothies which can compliment a regular meal. I built the recipe in the MyFitnessPal tool and the large smoothie has about 334 calories, 5g fat, 25g protein, 7g fiber, 53g carbs, and 40g sugar.