If you want to take charge of your health and enjoy a more festive lifestyle, the answer is as close as your blender. With nothing more than a blender, a few simple ingredients and some quality protein powder, you can whip up a healthy drink any time you want.
Whether you use your protein shakes as full meal replacements or just healthy snacks, incorporating greens into your favorite recipes can make them even more delicious and good for you. Adding greens to your favorite protein shakes is a great way to improve your health and make yourself feel great. Here are some of the best greens for those delicious and healthful protein shakes.
1. Kale – Kale is a favorite for salads, side dishes and a host of other meal duties, but this green staple is also a great choice for protein shakes. Kale is easy to blend, inexpensive to buy and a staple of any healthy diet.
Combine all ingredients and blend on high until smooth for a healthy kale treat.
1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
½ cup pineapple juice
1 cup kale (chopped, packed)
½ cup fresh pineapple (diced)
2. Spinach — There is a reason Popeye was so strong; he ate his spinach every day, and you should too. Spinach is a great choice for a healthy protein shake, whether served on its own or in conjunction with other delicious greens.
Add all ingredients to blender and puree to desired consistency.
3. Matcha – Matcha is the finely ground powder that gives green tea its many health benefits, but you do not have to serve it hot. Matcha powder is the perfect mix-in for your favorite protein shake or smoothie, so drink up.
Matcha Tea Smoothie, this is surprisingly delicious and tastes much like a sherbet.
1/2 cup orange juice (or use mango, apricot or pineapple juice)
1/2 cup light almond milk
1 tsp ingredient grade matcha
Blend ingredients together in blender. Pour into a tall glass with or without ice.