Protein Boosted Green Smoothie

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Here is my signature green smoothie recipe, with the addition of Further Food  Premium Marine Collagen. A great balanced smoothie packed with nutrient from lots of greens, plus some tasty fruits too. The lemon and ginger give this smoothie a refreshing taste, and the added collagen really amps up the protein!

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

In every serving of avocado, you get nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, including lutein, folate and potassium, which are good for your eyes, enhance cell repair and are needed during pregnancy and help control blood pressure, respectively. While avocados are high in fat, it’s the good kind of fat, called monounsaturated fats, which help lower bad cholesterol. Therefore, eat in moderation as they have a lot of calories per serving-with 1/5 of a medium avocado/1 oz is equal to 50 calories. Not sure what to do with any avocado leftover? It's a great addition to any salad or eat as is! Baby spinach, which in comparison to regular spinach is harvested earlier, has smaller leaves and is more tender. Baby spinach contains more than the daily value for vitamin K, allowing proper blood clotting. A 1 cup serving contains 15% daily value of folate, which can prevent neural tube defects in babies and with the high amount of vitamin A, can aid in healthy vision, immune function and bone and skin health.

By Nikki Nies, MS,RD, LD

Protein Boosted Green Smoothie

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: n/a
  • Servings: 1

Ingredients

¼ ripe avocado
½ granny smith apple
½ frozen banana
1 cup spinach (or any other leafy green)
¼ cup parsley
1 celery stalk
1 cup almond milk
½ water
Juice of ½ a lemon
½ inch piece of ginger (option to peel, but skin has loads of nutrients so just blend well)
1 scoop of Further Food Marine collagen peptides

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: Calories: 311; Total Fat: 9 g; Saturated Fat: 2 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g; Cholesterol: 2 mg; Sodium: 241 mg; Potassium: 884 mg; Carbohydrate: 53 g; Fiber: 10 g; Sugar: 33 g; Protein: 12 g

Nutrition Bonus:

Vitamin C: 121%; Vitamin A: 94%; Iron: 17%; Calcium: 58%

 

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