Our Top 5 Delicious “Green” Recipes (so delicious)

Written by Cristina Powell, PN1, ME-3, CMS

Favorite Green Recipes

When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, it seems like everything starts going green. Green hats, shirts, buttons, shoes, and even glasses. Green beers, green soups, and green cookies show up too. But if you’re looking to celebrate the holiday, why not choose something that’s tasty and helps you look and feel great. And then, go ahead and keep them on hand for any day because it’s always okay to go green with these delicious recipes!

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Morning Energy Smoothie

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in your shaker bottle or blender until well incorporated, and consume immediately.
  2. Be awesome.

Nutrition Facts (made with BioTrust LowCarb):
Servings: 1

  • Calories: 195
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Carbs: 17 g
  • Fiber: 9 g
  • Protein: 25 g

Coach Cristina’s Tips for the Perfect Smoothie:

  1. Liquid First. When you put the liquid in first, the blender blades can move freely. Next, I would recommend adding your greens, with chunks of fruit or vegetables going into your blender last.
  2. Start slow. If your blender has multiple speeds, start it on the lowest speed first to break up big chunks first. Then work your way up to high. For blenders with function buttons, pulse a few times before switching to puree mode.
  3. Thicken with ice. If after all is said and done, you realize your smoothie is too thin, do not start adding more ingredients. Instead, simply toss in a few ice cubes to thicken it up.

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Morning Matcha Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 large handful of spinach
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries
  • 2 scoops Vanilla Caramel Harvest
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 tsp fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • Ice, to your preference

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in your blender until well incorporated, and consume immediately.
  2. If you notice it is too thick, you may add water until it is your desired consistency.
  3. 3. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:
Servings: 1

  • Calories: 232
  • Fat: 7.6 g
  • Carbs: 23.6 g
  • Fiber: 13.2 g
  • Protein: 22.36 g

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Avocado Harvest Dip

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Combine avocado with protein powder until well incorporated.
  2. Serve with your favorite fruit for dipping.
  3. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts (served with 1 banana, 1 cup strawberries, 1 peach, and 1 cup cherries):
Servings: 4

  • Calories: 185
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Carbs: 23.5 g
  • Fiber: 7.4 g
  • Protein: 7 g

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Post Work-Out Fuel

Ingredients:

  • 2 scoops Platinum1 Vanilla Cupcake
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter
  • ½ cup coconut water
  • Ice, to preference

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in blender until well incorporated.
  2. Enjoy!

Chef note: You may substitute any nut butter of your choice.

Chef note: I usually start with ¼ of coconut water and gradually add to this as needed—up to ½ cup.

Nutrition Facts:
Servings: 1

  • Calories: 472
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Carbs: 45 g
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Protein: 37 g

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Super Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, previously sliced and frozen
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 2 large handfuls spinach
  • 1 small handful kale, large stems removed
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal

Directions:

  1. Add all smoothie ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth.
  2. Divide between 2 serving bowls and top with desired toppings!
  3. Best when fresh, although leftovers can be kept in jars in the fridge for up to 1 – 2 days.
  4. Enjoy!

Optional toppings:

  • Roasted unsalted sunflower seeds
  • Granola
  • Raw or roasted nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts, etc.)
  • Shredded unsweetened coconut
  • Fresh berries
  • Hemp seeds

Nutrition Facts (per serving):
Servings: 2

  • Calories: 239
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Carbs: 41.4 g
  • Fiber: 9.5 g
  • Protein: 6 g

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