I don’t know about you…but after a hard workout I come home and drink a TON of water. Sadly after birthing 4 kids, I can’t drink water while I workout or I’d never get through it without hitting the bathroom every 10 minutes (sadly I am NOT joking)!
The weather lately has been magnificent, in the 80’s warm and sunny! It has brought out the “smoothie” in me ;) I haven’t ever tried smoothies as far as a meal replacement, I tend NOT to get full off them and feel like, well there was “x” amount of calories down the drain that didn’t stick to my ribs. So I usually just forego liquid food and end up eating food or munch a Luna bar instead.
I have though now, added this green smoothie to my post workout regimen. It is clean, refreshing and makes me feel re-hydrated after my runs. This drink is full of all kinds of yumminess fruits, veggies, and protein!
If you are a person who is ok with drinking a meal, (and no I don’t mean a bottle of wine…oh how I miss thee…) you can drink the entire content of this recipe and still be looking good in the end..REAR end :P
**Parent alert….even kids like it**
1 cup fresh baby spinach, washed and packed
2 medium strawberries WITH the tops left on, washed
1.5 tbsp flax seed
1 medium sized banana ( I slice mine into 8 pieces (1 banana) and keep in freezer to make a thicker smoothie and so I don’t have to add ice)
2 oz. Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt, Plain (I freeze mine in an ice cube tray. Each cube is 2 oz., see pic below)
16 oz. Almond Breeze Almond Milk, Vanilla Unsweetened
1/3 cup fresh mango, sliced
2 tsp toasted unsweetened coconut
2 tbsp. honey or your favorite sweetener
In a blender, add all ingredients except honey and coconut.
Blend until well mixed and a gorgeous green color.
Add honey (or whatever sweetener you are using) one of two ways:
1. I use honey and drizzled the glass before adding my smoothie, Starbucks style
2. After everything is blended add sweetener and blend again.
I then garnish the drink with a little toasted coconut that I keep in the cupboard in a mason jar for sassy little drinks like this :D
Like this recipe? Then you might like these other low fat low cal recipes I made too!
- Coconut Strawberry Cake Cocktail
- Mocha Cappuccino Banana Bread Bites
- Carb-less and Gluten Free Turkey Burger