Post-Workout Green Smoothie

 

Ingredients

1/2 cup organic frozen/fresh blueberries 

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1 huuuggee handful baby spinach

1 large kale leaf (washed & de-veined)

1 (small) cucumber, or 1/2 large cucumber

1 stalk celery

1 cup water

1tsp cinnamon powder

1tsp greens powder (can omit or add sprilina, chlorella). I added Green Nutritionals- Green Superfoods

1 scoop Organic protein powder (see below for my reccomendations)

1tbsp chia seeds (can either blend or add to smoothie after.

 

Method

  • Add all ingredients into a blender & blend on high speed until smooth. Can choose to blend chia seeds or add, as below-

  • Add chia seeds. If in a bowl, whisk around with a fork. Or if putting your smoothie in a jar- put lid on top and shake up. You want the chia seeds to sit for a couple of mins (the longer the better) to absorb liquid & expand.

 

Serve with your favourite sprinklings! You just want enough sprinklings that you can have something to chew on whilst you drink! Enjoy!

 

My protein powder reccommendations:

  • Bare Blends- www.bareblends.com.au

They use Native Whey protein from Grass Fed Dairy and is processed directly from the milk. 

This brand is my personal favourite and i'll either choose: Bare Whey Protein Isolate or the Organic Vanilla Bean WPI

 

  • The Healthy Chef- www.secure.thehealthychef.com/shop/

I haven't tried this range but reccommend it for it's quality. The WPI blends are sourced from Grass fed cows and all lactose free.

She also has a range of Organic Pea protein powders, which are suitable for vegans or vegetarians.

 

  • Amazonia Raw- http://www.amazonia.com.au/raw-protein1

Certified Organic, raw and vegan. They contain over 80% sprouted, bio-fermented protein. A blend of 70% organic golden pea protein with 30% organic brown rice protein, blended with a range of different natural flavours.

 

What is the difference between WPI & WPC when looking at protein powders?:

WPI= Whey Protein Isolate

WPC= Whey Protein Concentrate

Generally with protein powders, the Isolate version will go through an extra filtering process, which will further take out fat & carbs. Both usually have very low lactose levels however, Isolates with contain the lowest amount or be lactose free.

 

Have a look a the range of different protein powders and see which one looks like it will suit you best! 

 

 

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