Skip Nav
Breakfast
17 High-Protein, Low-Carb Breakfast Ideas For Weight Loss
Health and Wellness
The Latest Wellness Latte Taking Over Instagram Is Beyond Trendy
Healthy Eating
The Important Difference Between Greek Yoghurt and Greek-Style Yoghurt
Thigh Exercises
18 Moves to Terrifically Toned Inner Thighs

Protein Smoothie Recipe

A Trainer-Approved Breakfast Smoothie That Doubles as a Post-Workout Recovery Shake

In my goal to make the first meal of my day less carb-centric, I've officially reached my limit on eggs. Serious fatigue has set in over having another frittata, scramble, or omelet. While smoothies are a no-brainer alternative to eggs, it's pretty easy to blend up a 600-calorie breakfast all in the name of health.

Thankfully Natalie Carey, certified trainer and sports nutritionist at DIAKADI, was ready to share her recipe for a protein-packed green smoothie with me. Creamy and delicious like a milkshake, it's the perfect balance of everything you need for a happy morning: heart-healthy fats, energising protein, brain-boosting carbs, and fibre, a dependable friend to digestion. With a macro split of 30 percent fat, 35 percent carbohydrates, and 35 percent protein, it's also a ratio that many nutritionists suggest to their clients looking to lose weight.

What Carey especially loves about the recipe is how easy it is to build on. If you're endurance training or spending some serious time strength training at the gym, you can easily up the carbs and electrolytes by adding in half of a banana. Looking to lighten it up a bit? Swap the apple out for a handful of antioxidant berries, she told POPSUGAR.

Green Protein Smoothie

Green Protein Smoothie

Protein Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 1 scoop plant-based protein powder
  2. 240ml unsweetened coconut or almond milk
  3. 135 grams kale
  4. 1/2 apple
  5. 1/4 avocado
  6. Ice

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.

Nutrition

Calories per serving
330
Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Anna Monette Roberts
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Avocado Dressing Recipe
The Best Salad Dressing Recipe Ever
Simple and Healthy Pancake Recipes
The Easiest Way to Peel Hard-Boiled Eggs
Scallop Recipe For Beginners
What Is an Instant Pot?
Which Natural Sweetener Is Healthiest?
Hummus For Weight Loss
Easy Chicken Breast Freezer Bags
How to Make a Really Good Fruit Salad

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Health & Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds