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[Recipes] The Green Ginger Monster Protein Smoothie

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Go GREEN and let a waterfall of heavenly ripples cascade down your throat. The Green Ginger Monster is a radiant, light, uber-refreshing protein smoothie that’s cracking with an explosive, ginger-sparked zing.

Between its potent combo of whey protein, spirulina (a blue-green algae that’s ~60% protein and loaded with carotenoids + antioxidants), ginger, spinach, cinnamon, and green apple, it’s absolutely STACKED with 100% lean liquid nutrition. And unlike most fruit-based smoothies, it’s not laced with an obnoxious sugar count; which makes it a svelte option whenever, wherever.

For a modest 310 calories, the Green Ginger Monster packs an ENORMOUS 42g of protein and 6g of fiber, with a mellow 19g of sugar (from an apple). And if you’re looking for nutrient dense, this might be as dense as any smoothie comes — it’s gushing with iron (50%), calcium (70%), antioxidants, and vitamins A/B12/C/D/E/K.

Chug it post-workout to kickstart the growth and recovery process — ginger acts as a stealthy workout warrior that can help reduce muscle soreness — blend it up first thing to turbocharge your day (in, like, 3 minutes), or make it whenever as a lean, belly-busting snack. It’s a killer way to fuel new muscle growth, cut weight, lean up for summer, or detox after a wicked hangover.

 

The Green Ginger Monster — Ingredients


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*Makes 1 BIG smoothie. Feel free to split it up into 2.

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut almond milk (I use Califia Farms) — or choose any other milk variety as a base.
  • 1.5 scoops unflavored or vanilla whey protein (I use NOW unflavored) — any vanilla or unflavored variety works; use our protein powder guide if you’re looking to buy a jug. You can also adjust this # up/down depending on your own protein needs.
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1″ sliced ginger
  • 1 tsp. spirulina (I use Pure Hawaiian) — it’s available dried in bulk on Amazon.
  • A few shakes of cinnamon
  • 2 ice cubes

 

The Green Ginger Monster — Make It


Time: 5 Minutes.

  • (1) Throw everything in a blender.
  • (2) If you’ve got a variable speed blender, like a Vitamix, start on low and work your way up slowly to top power.
  • (3) Chug.

 

Nutrition Info


  • green protein smoothie, protein smoothie, green protein shake, protein smoothie recipe, protein smoothie recipes, green protein smoothie recipes, green protein smoothie recipe, protein shake recipes, smoothie recipes, protein smoothies, smoothie recipe, green smoothie recipes, fruit smoothie recipes, smoothies recipes, health smoothie recipes, smoothie recipes for weight lossCalories — 310
  • Total Fat — 3.5g
  • Carbs — 28g
  • Sugar — 19g
  • Fiber — 6g
  • Protein — 42g
  • Vitamin A — 300%
  • Vitamin B12 — 150%
  • Vitamin C — 28%
  • Vitamin D — 25%
  • Vitamin E — 48%
  • Vitamin K — 280%
  • Calcium — 70%
  • Iron — 50%


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Bryan DiSanto

Bryan DiSanto

Founder & Editor-in-Chief at Lean It UP
ELLO ELLO I'm Bryan DiSanto. I'm the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Lean It UP, a CPT/CSN/Fitness Coach, Chef trained at Le Cordon Bleu – Paris, NYU graduate, ex-fat kid, and all-around fitness junkie.

I also contribute to Men's Health Magazine.

When I'm not working on my abs (or somebody else’s), whipping up avocado roses and avocado toast, or running a Tough Mudder, I'm probably yelling at a Carolina Panthers game somewhere.

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