Green Smoothie Recipe – Healthy and Caloric!

By Ella Balasa

Rise and shine to start another day! Like most of us, I have limited time in my morning routine, AND I tend to slack on getting my greens for the day. Occasionally, I will eat a salad with my lunch or dinner, but that isn’t enough. The saying also goes… an apple a day keeps the doctor away…That’s definitely something we as CF patients want! Avocados too, besides being the hype, they are incredibly nutritious. Recently, I started making a green smoothie with all the goodies I mentioned; spinach/spring mix, apple, and avocado. Along with some coconut water, a scoop of vanilla whey protein, and a package of calorie boosting ScandiShake, this makes a filling, sweet (but not overly sweet) drink. Here it is. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 apple
  • Handful of baby spinach/spring mix
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein
  • 1¬†package ShandiShake

Ta-da! Of course, there can be substitutions made by either adding different fruits, sometimes I add 1/2 banana as well, or instead of using spinach, use kale.

 

3 thoughts on “Green Smoothie Recipe – Healthy and Caloric!”

  1. I drink a similar drink each morning as well. They are fantastic. I add the following to my smoothie (just for reference):
    – almond milk (instead of coconut milk)
    – honey
    – nutella
    – chia seeds (from Costco)
    – flax seeds (from Costco)
    – frozen pineapple and / or blue berries and /or strawberries and / or bananas

    Thanks again!

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