Is 2017 your year to get in the best shape yet? Subbing a green smoothie in for breakfast a few times per week could help you reach your goals. Green smoothies are a great way to bump up your fruit and veggie intake, and start the day with a natural energy boost. Plus, it’s easy being green when you know how! If you haven’t hopped on the green smoothie bandwagon, or are looking for a fresh, new recipe – Lea Rouse A.K.A Trainer Lea from Fitstar Personal Trainer has a tasty recipe for you.
Following the rule of fives, watch how Lea whips up an easy breakfast favorite that’s sure to jumpstart your morning. What’s the “rule of fives,” you ask? To get a stellar smoothie that’s packed with nutrients, Lea suggests you use at least one of each of the following:
For this green goodness, Lea uses blueberries, spinach (hence the bright, beautiful color!), coconut milk, and flax seeds for a boost of fiber. She also loves using ginger to fulfill the superfood requirement, and some avocado to check the box on healthy fats. Plus, avocado will make your smoothie extra creamy – yum! Top it off with some protein powder of your choice and ice for a frosty finish. Put your best foot forward this year and try Lea’s healthy Green Goddess Smoothie today! (Recipe follows.)
Lea’s Green Goddess Smoothie
2 cups coconut milk (you can start with 1 cup and add more to get the consistency you prefer)
1 cup (or handful) blueberries
2 cups spinach (2 big handfuls are a great way to get extra veggies in your day!)
1 tablespoon flax seed
1 inch of peeled ginger root
½ small avocado
1 serving protein powder of your choice (aim to get 20-30g of protein)
1. Put ingredients in your blender in order listed, then blitz until creamy. Enjoy!
Makes 1 complete meal serving.
Nutritional info: Calories 433 | Fat 19g | Protein 25g | Carbs 43g
Nutritional information is provided by MyFitnessPal Recipe Calculator and based on 1.5 cups of coconut milk, and unsweetened, unflavored protein powder.
Do you have a favorite green smoothie recipe? Share your favorite in the comments below!
– Team Fitstar