Want to have a lucky St. Patty’s Day this year? Eating breakfast is a good start — and eating green for breakfast is an even better one! This green power smoothie gives you a perfect combination of protein, high fiber carbs, healthy fats, and antioxidants to power you through the morning. It also supplies at least 50% of your daily needs for most of the B vitamins (the ones that are responsible for helping your body turn the food you eat into energy). Which means, this is the breakfast to fuel some luck-finding adventures.
1/2 ripe banana, frozen
1 cup skim milk or dairy alternative
1/4 cup chopped avocado
1 cup fresh baby spinach
2 tbsp uncooked rolled oats
2 tbsp protein powder
1/2 cup ice, optional
Place the milk, kiwi, banana, and avocado in the blender and blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Add the spinach, oats, protein powder, and ice if you’re using it, and blend for another 2 minutes. Pour into a glass and power up!
Nutrition info: 360 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 23g protein, 55g carbohydrate, 9g fiber, 28g sugars, 5mg cholesterol, 255mg sodium
What’s your favorite smoothie? Do you like adding veggies to your smoothies, too?