Continuing on with the “green theme” for St. Patty’s Day, I have a creamy drink packed with nutrition and protein to jumpstart your morning!
We have been buying loads of kiwi for our yogurt store’s topping bar, which got me thinking about buying a few for my own personal use at at home. For some reason, I had forgotten about this little fruit. I always think of berries, apples and bananas when I am standing in the fruit section of the grocery store but lately I’ve had kiwi on the brain 🙂
Since I enjoyed using applesauce in my apple pie cheesecake smoothie so much, I decided to go the dairy-free route with this quick and easy shake that hit the spot when I was running short on time! Smoothies are one of the only things I’ve actually been making on a regular basis with the craziness of our recent schedules…at least I know I am getting some good nutrition at the start of my day before heading out to work.
Green Goddess Shake
1/2 ripe avocado, halved and pit removed (could use a whole avocado for a creamier drink, but I only had 1/2 left in the fridge)
1 cup unsweetened applesauce (or 2 small apples, peel on)
1 kiwi, skin removed
1-2 scoops of protein powder (I used unsweetened vanilla rice protein)
2/3 cup mango (or pineapple would work here too) – (I used frozen mango chunks)
2 tsp chia seeds, optional
1 handful of greens (I used baby spinach)
1/2 cup non-dairy milk (I used hemp)
1. Add ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth, about one minute. Divide into two glasses and enjoy!
This photo is for you Sonia…a huge bowl full of frozen yogurt and part of our blooper reel from our commercial shoot for the store…blueberry frozen yogurt topped with every crazy topping imaginable…don’t worry, I don’t eat this way on a daily basis 🙂