The ugliest smoothie ever…

Generally speaking, I like to eat things that taste good AND look good. But just because food can be aesthetically pleasing doesn’t mean that it tastes good, and vice versa. This smoothie was one of the “vice versa.” Short on time and soooo hungry after a quick but intense lunch work out, I needed something nutrient packed, portable and satisfying. I had the ingredients, but the result was…well just imagine when you were a kid and thought “what would happen if I mixed ALL the paint colors together?!” This is not one of those pretty smoothies whose bright, happy color reminds you of sitting by the pool. It turned out looking like something you would scrape from the bottom of a pond.  But it was also DELICIOUS and had 4 servings of vegetables, 1 serving of fruit, and appx 20 g of clean protein.

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LOTs of spinach- 4 handfuls or so

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 cup frozen bluberries

Small handful of almonds

½ scoop unsweetened chocolate rice protein powder

1 scoop greens powder

1 cup water (or less depending how thick you like your smoothies)

Directions: Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend on high until smooth.


2 thoughts on “The ugliest smoothie ever…

  1. Hey Katie I haven’t read much of your blog just started, but I had a question about the protein you use and the green powder. As for the protein I only use high quality like progenex and optimum nutrition. The kind that you use is it a vegan type? And what is green powder? I love making smoothies and eat similar kinds but I’ve never tried the green powder.

    • Hi Rob, I have to confess I am a terrible blogger! I hate sitting for very long, so being at my computer is rare. I use a protein powder called Raw Protein. You can look at it at Raw. Progenex is good quality, but some people do not do as well with whey and soy based proteins (me being one of them). The greens powder is a supplement I use when I know it’s going to be hard to get enough vegetables in a day. In general greens powders are great for boosting energy, detoxification and digestion. The one I use is Innate Response Renewal Greens. Thanks for checking out my blog! And let me know if there’s anything else you’re interested in hearing about, Katie

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