Happy New Year, friends! 2015 was a great year and I am excited to see what 2016 has in store. I am working towards a lot of new personal goals and one of them includes growing this blog to new levels!
One of the ways I am working towards that goal is to plan a more consistent blogging schedule. While my 'fly by the seat of my pants' blogging calendar has served me well for many years, I am going to make an effort to be a little more consistent. One of the ways I plan to stay on schedule is to work in a few monthly or weekly themed posts. I already have Furry Friday Feature and Throwback Thursday that I'll bring back to regular life, now I am going to add a new feature (drum roll)...Shake it up smoothies!
|I found these adorable mason jar lids and straws at Kroger.|
I figured for my first post in my shake it up smoothie series, I would start with a basic leafy green protein shake. A smoothie using spinach, fruit and protein powder is an easy and delicious way to sneak in some healthy nutrients!
|Lean and green protein shake ingredients|
I used a NutriBullet and filled half the large cup with fresh spinach (about 2 cups packed tight). I used frozen bananas and mangos and added 1/4 cup of canned pineapples. I like to use some frozen fruits because it makes the smoothie thicker. I topped it off with a scoop of Vanilla flavored Premier Protein powder (30 grams of protein) and added water to make blending easier. You could also use milk, almond milk or protein milk instead of water.
|Delicious lean and green protein shake|
My lean and green protein shake was so delicious. It makes the perfect quick healthy breakfast or post-workout refuel meal.
Do you love green smoothies as much as I do? What are some of your favorite smoothie ingredients? I'd love to hear your ideas. I am looking forward to experimenting with new flavors.
Happy New Year!
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