Drink to Your Health – The Best Greens to Mix in Your Protein Shakes

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.

4.  Mint – If you are looking for a delicious protein shake that is invigorating and fun to drink, just add a few sprigs of mint to your blender and get ready to enjoy the results. Whether you add mint to an existing protein shake recipe or experiment with different concoctions on your own, you will have a delicious and healthy snack for any time of day. You can even grow your own mint at home.

Thin Mint Protein Smoothie

1 Cup coconut milk
3-5 Tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves
2-3 Tbsp cacao powder
1 Scoop chocolate whey protein
1/2 Cup Ice

Add all ingredients into a blender and blend on high.

5.  Avocado – Avocado is not just for dips anymore. This delicious ingredient is also the perfect mix-in for your favorite protein shakes. Avocados are abundant, inexpensive and easy to buy, and they are also versatile, healthy and delicious. Just grab a few extra the next time you are at the grocery store and add them to your favorite protein shake recipes.

Avocado Breakfast Smoothie

1 frozen banana (the riper the sweeter)
½ a California Avocado
½ cup light almond milk
A touch of honey or agave

Combine all ingredients and blend in blender.