Green Smoothies: Three Versions with healthy fats, protein, and full of fiber-rich veggies

We know this week will be tough for a lot of you. You’ll either preparing for a huge meal you’re cooking on Thursday, or thinking about all the family you would have seen this week if not for a rapidly spreading virus. Either way, you’re probably not up for cooking normal meals at all. How are you going to properly fuel yourself with appropriate nutrients without too much effort? Our go-to are these tried and true family-friendly beloved green smoothies!

Yes, smoothies!

The difference between smoothies and juicing is FIBER. Fiber is another way to think of carbs. Fruits and vegetables are full of gut-healthy and hormone-friendly fiber. We also use healthy fats like nut butter (more fiber) and avocado. Then we add protein powder and collagen.

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We use Just Thrive collagen peptides because they’re the only brand we’ve been able to vet to meet all our quality ingredient standards. They do not use any harmful solvents or chemicals (often used and not disclosed for collagen) to turn it into a dissolvable powder nor do they add any unnecessarily additives with sources unknown, like hyaluronic acid or colorants or sweeteners.

I also often add Protein powder to these. The chocolate flavor is sweetened with stevia and turns these green smoothies into a chocolate-esque milkshake.

First up is Stacy’s favorite, the cinnamon nut butter green smoothie. The cinnamon is anti-inflammatory and helps cut the bitterness of no matter how many greens you add.

Cinnamon Nut Butter Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2/3 C vanilla unsweet almond milk
  • 1/2 frozen banana (I always over-buy and freeze ripe extras)
  • 1/2 C frozen zucchini (grated yourself or can buy frozen noodles)
  • 1/2 C spinach (baby is the most mild in flavor)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 serving Collagen Peptides (we use Equip)
  • 2 Tbsp nut butter

Instructions

  1. Blend until smooth and drink!
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Cole doesn’t eat bananas, so we made this version for when he wants a smoothie too; this also works well as a bowl. It still packs the nutrient punch of our other green smoothies, even without the banana!
Creamy No-Banana Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2/3 C vanilla unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 C organic whole milk yogurt or dairy-free yogurt of choice, optional
  • 1/2 frozen avocado
  • 1/2 C frozen cauli-rice
  • 1/2 C frozen fruit of choice
  • 1/2 C spinach
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 serving Collagen Peptides (we use Equip)
  • 2 Tbsp chia or flax seeds, ground in a coffee grinder

Instructions

  1. Blend until smooth and drink!
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Finally, after Stacy comes home from her morning walks, she often makes these green smoothies – especially if we have leftover coffee from the day before or cold brew in the fridge. It’s a real morning pick-me-up!
Green Protein Frappuccino* Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/3 C vanilla unsweetened almond milk
  • 2/3 C cold coffee*
  • 2/3 frozen banana (I always over-buy and freeze ripe extras)
  • 1/2 C spinach (baby is the most mild in flavor)
  • 1 serving chocolate protein (we use Equip's Chocolate Beef Protein)
  • 1 serving Collagen Peptides (we use Equip)
  • optional: 1/2 tsp cinnamon or vanilla extract or bean paste
  • optional: a few drops of stevia if your protein is unsweetened
  • *obviously not affiliated with Starbuck's, this works best with coffee you have leftover from the day before, if using cold brew make sure to measure the concentrate with water as the "coffee" measurement

Instructions

  1. Blend until smooth and drink!

Notes

*obviously not affiliated with Starbuck's, this works best with coffee you have leftover from the day before, if using cold brew make sure to measure the concentrate with water as the "coffee" measurement

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