Saturday, March 17, 2012

Protein Shamrock Shake

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, here's one of my favorite new protein shakes--it's green!

The secret is frozen spinach. Wait come back! I promise you don't even taste it--but your body definitely appreciates the iron and fiber.  My 12-year-old daughter even admits it's not too bad "as long as you don't tell me what's in it". 

In a blender:

- 1 1/2 cup of milk or almond milk
- 1 frozen banana (I recommend you slice up the banana before freezing)
- 1 cup of frozen chopped spinach
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (we use whey protein but there are vegan versions available)

Blend until the spinach is blended in--makes a large shake.  Overall, it's a banana shake and is sweet enough for me, but if you like, I'm sure you can add honey or sweetener.

If you try it, I'd love to hear what you think! 


  1. The really important thing (as I learned the hard way many years ago) is to peel the banana before freezing...

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