And in line with the greens love blog hop this month, I made my first ever green smoothie. Turns out people haven’t been lying in scores and you really don’t taste the spinach! But of course I had to make it a little more exciting and have decided to use frozen prickly pear , a cactus fruit, instead of berries or bananas! This has quickly turned into one of my favorite breakfasts and snacks – packed with protein, high in folic acid, vitamin A, C and potassium from the spinach and calcium, potassium, fiber, vitamin C and magnesium from the prickly pear! And only 124 calories, using the protein powder I use. You know you can’t resist!
- 1 frozen prickly pear
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 6 large ice cubes
- 1 cup white tea or water
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1. Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend. Voila!
Okay, so the color may not be as appetizing as, say, a strawberry banana smoothie, but trust me, this is delicious and so, so good for you!
Have you had a green smoothie? What are your favorite smoothie ingredients?