16 March 2011

Dr. C's Spinach Berry Smoothie

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 Spinach Berry Smoothie Recipe

  • Approximately 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 ripe banana (frozen sliced works best – slice and freeze your ripe bananas for smoothies)
  • 1 cup frozen organic berries (blueberries are my favorite!)
  • 1-2 cups organic spinach leaves or other leafy greens
  • 1 scoop of Thorne Research Vegalite Vanilla protein (pea-rice combo)
  • 1-2 TBSP of finely ground flaxseed or Chia (I use Salba)
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon powder
  • Optional sweetner: 5-10 drops of pure liquid stevia for desired sweetness.  
  • Enough water, coconut milk, almond milk, or rice milk (no dairy, please) to cover all the other ingredients – more or less depending on thickness desired.   
*use water for lower calorie option OR ½ water and ½ coconut milk or almond milk

For my smoothie, I also add 50billion cfu's probiotic, 6grams of l-glutamine powder and free amino acids.

Process everything in heavy-duty blender until you get thick velvety smooth milkshake and enjoy!

Makes a great breakfast or post-workout meal!