I was inspired last night to make this extremely healthy, and frankly intimidatingly green protein shake. Much to my surprise it was delicious! I can already see serving this at Halloween as slime juice or a Shrek shake. I wasn’t the only one who thought it was great, my super picky 7 year old drank it up too!
This is my new favorite way to get in those pesky vegetables servings I am always lacking.
Protein Shake Ingredients
- Fresh Spinach
- Peanut Butter
- Greek Yogurt
- Low Fat Milk (Or Almond Milk $0.55 off on NEW Almond Plus almond milk)
- Other fruit as desired
Directions & Quantities
Basically you just add it all to a blender and blend it up, but I found that putting the liquid in first and then top with the Spinach seems to work best.
I used approximately a cup of milk, an individual Dannon greek yogurt (strawberry fruit on the bottom), a heaping tablespoon of peanut butter (honey flavored), a splash of vanilla extract, a banana (frozen would be best), and then added as much spinach as I could fit into the blender. Once I saw how green it was I got a little nervous and added a tablespoon of sugar too.
While the shake was blending I found I needed to add milk periodically to get it to turn enough to blend and once it was all blended I added about 8 to 10 ice cubes and blended again.
I couldn’t taste the spinach at all. Basically it tasted like a peanut butter banana shake.
**Next time I’m going to add protein powder and some blueberries.
Do you think the color would stop your kids from even trying it? I know I was nervous that it would stop mine…