Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Perfect Green Smoothie

Ah the smoothie...  What an intimidating meal when you don't have a worthwhile blender!  I must admit I went years without making them just because of that!  Between my lack of breakfast choices and my grumbly tummy every morning at work, I decided that it was probably time to get on the ball.  I asked the Shrinking Jeans community for tips, pointers, recipes, ideas, etc.  The diversity is endless based on your own personal preference!  This chart lays out the perfect ratio for a green smoothie, but you have to have quite a large blender of some sort for it, so below, I'm going to share my amounts that makes just the right amount for one person in a Magic Bullet (which is what I happen to have).  My smoothies are low in calories, gluten free, full of protein, and super tasty!  What's not to love?!

My Single Serving Formula:

*makes 16oz smoothie

1 C. Almond Milk
1/2 C. Spinach
1 Scoop Protein Powder (I go with Vanilla Whey Protein but you can go Soy for dairy free options)
1 C. Fruit

The directions are the same as the picture above and it comes out perfectly full every time for me :)

Different fruit combo choices:
*I'm a touch biased when it comes to fruits I like.  I also use frozen fruits because it's easy to portion and defrost the night before.*


(I like to add peanut butter and use chocolate protein powder in this one)




Go bust out your blender/Bullet/Ninja or whatever else you have and get some green in your diet! :)


  1. I've been tempted to try "green smoothies" but to be honest.... I scared! Can you really not tasted the greens? What about some sort of juice for the liquid, like OJ? Thanks for the post!

    1. I was scared too! I actually don't like spinach at all! I think the protein powder helps the most on the flavor and hiding the greens. I've never personally used juice but I have a friend who does juice and milk in hers. I just don't have too much room in my little bullet to play around and get more fancy. Just make sure you're not adding juice that's chock full of sugars and stuff! You want this to be as healthy as possible! :)