I've been putting my Ninja Mega Kitchen System through its
paces the past couple of weeks making monster smoothies for many of my meals.
I've been using a lot of recipes from Harley Pasternak's "Body Reset
Diet" book, and what I love about his recipes is that the complete-meal
smoothies are full of protein, healthy fats, fiber and antioxidants.
I went "off the book" to come up with this
smoothie, which I adore. It's loaded with good things and doesn't need any
additional sweetening. The ginger puree and lime give it a really zippy, fresh
flavor and you can't taste the spinach at all. Plus, the avocado
incorporates healthy fats and adds a little extra fiber.
And did I mention the smoothie was HUGE? You can either use
it as a meal or split it in two for a snack for two. You’ll need a pretty
powerful blender to emulsify all the ingredients, which is why I’m a Ninja 4
Hmmm … what to call it?
The Green Monster
6 ounces almond milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (about 100 calories’ worth)
140 grams frozen mango chunks
½ frozen small banana
2 packets True Lime crystallized lime juice (or a couple
tablespoons of lime juice)