Recipe of the Day: “Meal Replacement Smoothie”

Here is a quick and basic recipe for a protein smoothie to use as a meal replacement!  Try replacing 1 meal per day with this smoothie to boost your weight loss and energy!

Ingredients:

2 cups washed and chopped spinach

2 cups water, coconut water, or unsweetened almond milk

1 medium banana or mango sliced (frozen)

1 cup mixed berries (frozen)

1  heaping scoop unflavored or vanilla protein powder ( I like Met-Rx or BioChem Vanilla whey protein)

2 teaspoons chia seeds

Directions:

1. Pour liquid base (water or almond milk etc) into the blender, and slowly add in chopped spinach until liquified.

2. Next add in the protein powder and mix well.

3. Following with the fruit and chia seeds and mix until desired consistency is formed.

4. Blend in additional ice if wanted.

5. Makes 2 servings.

6. Enjoy immediately

 Nutrition Content: Calories approx  287, Carbohydrates approx. 30 grams, Protein approx 25 grams, Fat approx 5 grams

 

Author: Kristen Leontie

Fitness trainer to the stars (of Newton Ma), athlete, pro runner and dog lover...

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