5 Superfood Protein Smoothie Recipes

Smoothie bags are great to freeze and make when convenient.

5 SUPERFOOD PROTEIN SMOOTHIE RECIPES

One of the easiest ways to pack a meal full of nourishing superfoods is through an easy to make superfood shake. It seems like most people are running around in the morning and making a healthy breakfast isn’t in the cards. When I talk to the guests of our fitness vacation and even our health coaching clients, the common theme is not enough time. Shakes and smoothies fill that gap where you can get a nutritional meal in minutes. What do I mean by a superfood shake? In my definition, superfoods are whole foods that offer a high amount of nutrient density – vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, lean protein, healthy fats, fiber, healthy carbs, etc.

The superfood protein smoothie is one that contains protein (animal or plant), a healthy source of fat (nuts, coconut oil, seeds) and a healthy dose of veggies and fruit. It can be a fantastic way to get a balanced meal or snack without a ton of prep work or clean up – a win win! You can pack a ton of nutrients into a shake that might take you quite a long time to eat and chew. Plus, they’re easy to take on the go and consume easily if need be.

While smoothies are a great option for a meal or snack, I definitely encourage you to eat (meaning food that you can chew) most of your food and supplement with protein smoothies as you see fit (i.e. breakfast or a snack). There is real benefit to the digestive process to actually chewing your food so while smoothies are awesome, they shouldn’t be the mainstay. Enjoy our 5 Superfood Protein Smoothie Recipes. Plus, we’ve added some quick prep tips listed below.

 

SUPERFOOD PROTEIN SMOOTHIE RECIPE TIPS

Balance: All of our recipes are a blend of protein, vegetable, healthy fats, fruit and other superfoods. Be careful of how much fruit you add to smoothie or shake recipes if you alter them. A healthy recipe can quickly become sugar laden if you add more than one to two servings of fruit. We balanced out the ratios of macronutrients with your energy in mind. That being said, your activity level among other factors may dictate how

Meal Prep: Portion out your smoothie ingredients into freezer bags and freeze for easy use. This makes popping the ingredients into the blender even easier. I portion out all of our smoothie bags once a week. It makes life super easy because all we need to do is add ice and water and blend until smooth! If you prefer not to freeze, make enough smoothie bags for a few days and keep them in the fridge. You can easily smoothie prep every 2 to 3 days.

Substitute: Feel free to substitute a vegetable for vegetable or a different kind of fruit, etc. Zucchini and yellow squash are very mild and can be added in addition to other vegetables or in place of a vegetable. Protein choices can be varied based on your preference. Vegetarian and vegan eaters will want to choose a plant based protein. Meat eaters may want whey or even egg protein. Again, be careful when adding additional sugars or extra fruit as the sugar content can rise quickly. We’re aiming for the most nutrients with the lowest amount of sugar in these recipes.

Add: You can always add a super green or super fruit scoop to any smoothie. They are low in sugar and will boost your antioxidant and phytonutrient intake.

Blend: We love the VitaMix for super smooth and creamy smoothies. They are not required and are an expense so if you need something quick for blending, check out these options: NutriBullet or Magic Bullet

 

RECIPES: 5 SUPERFOOD PROTEIN SMOOTHIES

Peach Coconut Tumeric 

1 Cup Spinach
1 Tbsp Shredded Coconut
1 Tbsp Hemp Seeds
1/2 C Peaches
1/2 Tsp Tumeric
20g Vanilla Protein (choose the protein of your choice – ex: whey, hemp, pea, egg)
Ice + Water (for your desired consistency)
Blend (VitaMix or your blender of choice) and enjoy!

Booster: 1 Scoop Green Supplement

 

Strawberry Chia

1 Cup Spinach
1/2 C Strawberries
1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1 Tbsp Pumpkin Seeds
20g Vanilla Protein
Ice + Water (for your desired consistency)
Blend and enjoy!

Booster: 1 Scoop Superfruit Supplement

 

Raspberry Flax Almond

1 Cup Spinach
1/2 C Cucumber
1/2 C Raspberries
1 Tbsp Flax Seeds
1 Tbsp Raw Almonds
20g Vanilla Protein
Ice + Water (for your desired consistency)
Blend and enjoy!

Booster: 1 Scoop Superfruit Supplement

 

Blueberry Hemp Walnut

1 Cup Spinach
1/2 C Cucumber
1/2 C Blueberries
1 Tbsp Hemp Seeds
1 Tbsp Raw Walnuts
20g Vanilla Protein
Ice + Water (for your desired consistency)
Blend and enjoy!

Booster: 1 Scoop Greens Supplement

 

Chocolate Banana Flax

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1 Cup Spinach
1/2 Banana
1 Tbsp Flax Seeds
1 Tbsp Raw Cacao
20g Chocolate Protein
Ice + Water (for your desired consistency)
Blend and enjoy!

Booster: 1 Scoop Greens Supplement

Enjoy the smoothies! Get creative and mix up the ingredients to suit your tastebuds and needs. If you want to check out our other recipes, go to our recipe section on the blog. In need of additional help with nutrition or recipes? Check out our health and wellness coaching or join us for a retreat to jumpstart your healthy eating habits!

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