PROTEIN SHAMROCK SHAKE: Half of Gabby

WHATCHU NEED:

  • 1 very ripe banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I use Silk)
  • 1 cup baby spinach, de-stemmed, loosely packed (don't panic, you can't even taste it!)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Naked Nutrition's Vanilla Less Naked Whey)
  • 4 regular-sized ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated stevia* (I use the brand Pyure)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure mint extract 
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • WHATCHU DO:

    1. Throw everything in the blender and blend until all spinach bits are puréed. 

    NOTES:

    • *Each brand of stevia, as well as any other non-calorie sweetener, varies greatly in sweetness. Start by adding 1 teaspoon at a time and taste test it until you reach your desired sweetness. The amount in this recipe is my preferred sweetness (and I have a pretty strong sweet tooth!).
    • Of course you can add more extract for a stronger flavor, add more spinach for a stronger color, or more ice or milk for a different consistency. Just keep tasting and tweaking to get your desired taste.
    • I prefer not to use food coloring because of the dyes, but you can use a few drops to achieve a brighter green. If using food coloring, you can omit the spinach if you'd like.

    Nutritional Information: 322 Calories, 5g fat, 44g carbohydrates, 5g fiber, 21g sugar (from natural sources), 28g protein, 39g net carbs


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