Summertime, summertime! With warmer temps and sweet seasonal fruits, a cool refreshing smoothie is a great on-the-go meal replacement. Be careful with store bought pre-bottled options that are often higher in sugar and lower in protein. This quick homemade version is high in protein (aim for at least 15-20g), fiber, and healthy fats (Omega-3 and Omega-6) to deliver a big nutritional win! Throughout the summer, don’t forget to stock up on fresh local fruit and freeze to use during the off-season.

Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1

 
 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup kale or spinach
  • 1 scoop protein powder (recommend: Orgain Organic Protein, Vega Performance, SunWarrior, RAW Protein)*
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup sliced frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries (or use fresh berries and add extra ice)
  • ½ cup ice
  • Seltzer or water to thin
  • Optional Omega boost: 1 Tbsp flax meal, chia seeds, or hemp seeds

 

Team RESTORE recommends organic ingredients. If it’s labeled “organic,” that means the food is not genetically engineered or modified (“GMO”). If you are unable to source organic, we definitely recommend non-GMO. GMO foods are likely treated with herbicides, especially glyphosate, because they are engineered to resist it. (Glyphosate kills the weeds, but not the GMO crop.)

 

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. For best results, blend greens, protein powder, and nut milk first.
  2. Then add frozen fruit, ice, optional boost, and more liquid for desired thickness.
  3. Enjoy right away or store in fridge for grab-n-go breakfast option the next morning.

 

 

NUTRITION FACTS

Per Smoothie (with Vega Performance Protein):

299 calories
5.5g total fat
35g carbohydrate, 9g fiber, 19g sugar
33g protein

 

Per Smoothie (with Vega Performance Protein and 1 Tbsp chia seeds):

359 calories
9.5g total fat
40g carbohydrate, 13g fiber, 19g sugar
35g protein

*These proteins are recommended for their ingredients, taste, and nutritional profile (carb to protein ratio)