Avocado spinach protein shake

Lean n’ Green Spinach Avocado Smoothie

(DougCookRD.com)

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Green smoothies. It’s what for breakfast, or lunch, or as a snack. If you’re looking for a little variety when it comes to your fruit and vegetable routine, consider a green smoothie. Using foods like avocado, spinach, kale, basil, and more, green smoothies deliver a lot of good stuff like potassium, magnesium, the carotenoids lutein and beta carotene. The smoothies are a beautiful vibrant emerald colour, perfect for St Patrick’s Day but really, who wouldn’t want to enjoy these from time to time year round?

Lean n' Green Spinach Avocado Smoothie

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado, calcium, protein, smoothie, spinach
Prep Time 7 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • Half a ripe avocado halved and pitted
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup low-sugar vanilla yogurt
  • 3/4 cup milk can be substituted with brown rice, almond or soy milk
  • 3 tsp honey

Instructions

  1. Combine avocado, spinach, yogurt and honey into a blender.
  2. Blend, slowly adding in the milk until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Reserve enough ingredients to make a second shake.
  4. Repeat steps 1-2.

Recipe Notes

TIP.

Let your avocado shake sit for 10 to 15 minutes in the fridge. The buttery, avocado flavour will become more pronounced resulting in a tastier shake.

Doug Cook RDN is a Toronto based integrative and functional nutritionist and dietitian with a focus on digestive, gut, mental health.  Follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Photo credit: mary (anemone, honey)

Source: The Flirty Foodie website

 

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