Green Machine Protein Shake Recipe

Green Machine Protein Shake Recipe

spinach protein shake

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

protein shake recipe

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.

green machine recipe

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.

Inspiration for this green machine protein shake came from a post by Money Saving Mom – her inspiration was a post from Iowa Girl Eats. 

Do you think the color would stop your kids from even trying it?  I know I was nervous that it would stop mine…

7 Responses to Green Machine Protein Shake Recipe

  1. This one is going to be my lunch tomorrow. I might try vanilla almond milk which should already be sweet enough. Thanks, this sounds really good and I’ve been looking for a green machine shake I would enjoy rather than chug :-)

    • Yep, the vanilla almond milk was the original recipe suggestion (I just didn’t have any on hand) – plus gets rid of most of the dairy that way. I hope you like it!

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