Green Protein Smoothie

Green Protein Smoothie

It took me quite a while to finally try adding spinach to one of my morning protein shakes.

Green Protein Smoothie

I mean, I love spinach and all…but…in my smoothie???

Green Protein Smoothie

Then, on a wild and crazy whim, I decided to  just go for it.

And it was super good!

Green Protein Smoothie

For this green protein smoothie, I use a frozen banana, peanut butter (because: yum!), coconut milk, and fresh baby spinach along with the vanilla protein powder.  The color turns a pretty green so you can start feeling all goddess-like, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Green Protein Smoothie

If you’d like, you could swap or half-and-half the spinach with fresh, raw kale.

It’s really pretty darn tasty…it will leave you feeling satisfied, refreshed, rejuvenated, and nourished for sure.  Which is pretty much anything you can ask for in a protein smoothie.

Green Protein Smoothie

I’ve yet to jump on the kale in my smoothie bandwagon, but it’s not far off in the distance.  I even finally got Dustin to try this spinach green protein smoothie so anything’s possible, if you ask me.

If you’d like more protein shakes and smoothie recipes, check out the following:

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5 from 2 votes
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Green Protein Smoothie
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
6 mins
 
This Green Protein Smoothie is healthy, fast, and delicious.
Categories: Breakfast, Drinks
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: green protein, green protein shake, green protein smoothie
Servings: 1
Calories: 359 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 banana frozen
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • cups fresh baby spinach lightly packed
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • Ice as needed
Instructions
  1. Starting with the unsweetened coconut milk, place all the ingredients into a blender. You could also use almond or rice milk, if you preferred.
  2. Blend until fully pureed. This may take a little extra time to get all the spinach leaves fully broken down.
  3. Add more ice cubes until the desired consistency is met.
  4. If it happens to get too thick, you can add some more coconut milk, little by little.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Green Protein Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 smoothie)
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 103
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.4g18%
Saturated Fat 2.6g13%
Sodium 210.3mg9%
Carbohydrates 33.7g11%
Fiber 7.6g30%
Sugar 16.7g19%
Protein 37.5g75%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

6 thoughts on “Green Protein Smoothie

  1. I’m curious how you were able to keep the calories so low… if I do the math a lot of these are pretty high-calorie ingredients (have you found a low-cal coconut milk??)

    1 cup coconut milk, Goya = 400 calories
    1 banana = 100 calories
    1 TBSP peanut butter = 90 calories
    Protein powder = 50-200 calories depending on the brand

    That would put this smoothie at somewhere between 600-800 calories (tasty, but yikes!). I love love love the flavor of coconut milk, but I feel like I can’t use it in anything when I’m counting my calories 🙁

    1. I use regular refrigerated coconut milk, not canned full fat coconut milk. That’s a big diff in calories 🙂

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