This lean, green smoothie offers up fruit, veggies, and much-needed protein. Simply blend apples, banana, spinach, and whey powder .

Learn how to make this green energy smoothie recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 2 cups loosely packed kale or spinach
  • 2 tablespoons of protein powder. We suggest whey, but soy or pea protein are great options.

Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

Recipe Serves: One

Directions

  1. Blend apple juice, banana, loosely packed chopped spinach or kale, protein powder and berries
  2. Add ice cubes for a thicker texture
  3. Blend until smooth

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