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Satisfying and Satiating Green Smoothie Recipe
Paige Mandel, MS RD CDN
 
Inspired by Mr. Greengenes Juice Generation Smoothie
 
This smoothie is one of my favorite on-the-go breakfasts or mid-day snacks. My favorite part is that I usually have most of these ingredients on hand, so it is so easy to throw together in a pinch. Not only does making this smoothie save $12-16 by making it at home, but I am more mindful of fulfilling my 2 S’s: Satisfaction and Satiation, the intention of every meal and snack. By incorporating a combination of carbohydrates, protein, and fat, I can count on this smoothie to not only nourish my palate, but actually keep me full for more than a few minutes. While I love my Mr. Greengenes, and it most definitely has the satisfaction factor, it lacks satiation for me- that’s why I choose to add in the nut butter and protein power to give it “staying power”. Packed with B vitamins, fiber, iron, vitamin C, and potassium this combo is not only delicious but nutritious!
 
Pro tip: mix fresh and frozen fruit for optimal thickness consistency
 
Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup Plant-based or Cow’s Milk
  • 1 -2 large handful(s) Spinach
  • ½ cup Frozen Mango
  • ½ Banana
  • 2 Tbsp Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1-2 Scoop(s) Protein Powder (Orgain, Garden of Life, Vital Proteins, etc.)
  • Splash of Cold Brew
  • 3 large ice cubes
 
Directions:
  • Place ice cubes in blender, followed by milk, protein powder, spinach
  • Blend to avoid ingredients getting stuck
  • Then add mango, banana and nut butter
  • (Optional) Top it off with a splash of cold brew for an extra caffeine boost!
  • Blend until all ingredients are mixed and smooth to desired consistency
  • Enjoy!!
  • Check in with your 2 S’s midway and when you’ve decided you’re done, remember Satiation and Satisfaction J