Triple Mint Berry Protein Smoothie

Recipe by Chef Heather Flowers, BSN RNCourse: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking timeminutes
Total time

5

minutes

Even though it is the middle of winter and absolutely freezing outside, I am on a total smoothie kick! I love whipping up healthy flavorful smoothies to sip on while I work. Although I like to experiment with different flavor combinations, I thought I would go back to the basics and share this berry protein smoothie. Within just minutes you can whip up this delicious healthy berry smoothie!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of triple-berry frozen fruit

  • 1 cup of fresh spinach leaves

  • ½ a ripened banana

  • 1 cup non-dairy milk or water (I prefer ½ a cup of each)

  • 1 pitted Medjool date

  • ¼ cup of cooked white quinoa

  • 1 tablespoon of flax seeds

  • 2 mint leaves (rinsed)

  • Add ice 

Directions

  • Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. Chill until ready to serve. 

Notes

  • Berries are an excellent source of antioxidants which are compounds that help prevent cell damage in the body. Preventing cell damage that can help lower your risk of chronic diseases like heart disease or cancer.

  • Potassium is important for blood pressure control and berries are loaded with it!
  • Berries are high in fiber. In fact, since they are so high in fiber – they are lower in digestible carbs so berries are a low-carb friendly food. Plus, many Americans are not getting enough fiber in their diet so including a handful of berries in your morning smoothie is a great way to reach that recommended daily fiber goal.

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