Antioxidant-boosting protein smoothie

Aug 15, 2022

 by Marilyn Hoyt

When do you think of a “healthy breakfast” … what’s one of the first foods that pop into your mind?

If it’s a smoothie, you’re not alone! 

Smoothies are a quick and easy option when you want something cool and refreshing … and I’ve got a spicy-sweet protein-boosting recipe that I think you’ll love.

It also makes a great post-workout choice.

FROZEN GRAPE TIP: Wash and dry the grapes thoroughly, then spread them out on a freezer-safe sheet pan. Put the pan in the freezer until the grapes are frozen (about an hour). Then you can transfer them to a freezer-safe container or bag.

Freezing grapes separately can help stop them from freezing together.

Pineapple Green Smoothie

(Serves 1)

  • 1 cup (150 grams) chopped fresh or frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup (30 grams) packed chopped spinach 
  • 1 cup (95 grams) green grapes, frozen
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp ground flaxseed
  • 1-2 Tbsp your milk alternative, water, or coconut water, as needed
  • ½ to 1 scoop vanilla protein powder 

Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Add liquid (milk alternative, water, or coconut water) if the mixture is too thick.

Pour into a glass and drink up!

Here’s another frozen grape tip:

they can make a great snack if you are craving something cold and sweet.

I hope you enjoy this one!