High Protein Green “Juice” Smoothie Recipe

June 5, 2014 · 9 comments

Many people complain “juice” has no protein or fiber. Since I love green juice, I wanted to share with you a yummy breakfast that satisfies the green juice craving as well as delivers a hefty serving of protein and fiber. You won’t believe that this recipe does not require a juicer or protein powder.

Green Juice High Protein

Earlier this year, I got tired of cleaning of my juicer and buying tons of produce that would sometimes go bad because of my laziness. And then when I actually wanted a juice and had the time, I didn’t have the veggies.

My current go to juice that I make in my BlendTech is made with 2 inches of seedless cucumber, handful of kale, 3 stalks of celery, and 1/4 cup of frozen pineapple.

The recipe above is made with the following ingredients:

  • Large handful of Kale
  • Large handful of Spinach
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 10 ounces of water
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Flax Seeds
  • optional cinnamon and 4 ounces of apple juice or half an apple chopped

Combine in a blender with 6 ice cubes. Run it through twice or until smooth and enjoy. If you stop by Barry’s in Boston you can try it yourself with the apple juice and and cinnamon. Since I do not drink apple juice (unless it’s fresh pressed mixed with other things), I omitted it from the video recipe but most people will want the extra bit of sweetness.

Total this smoothie juice has 200 calories, 13g of protein and 15g of fiber! A great post workout drink or morning boost of essential vitamins and nutrients.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kate June 5, 2014 at 12:57 pm

How in the world does this have 13g of protein?? I count 2g (Kale), 1g (spinach), 3g (chia), and 1g (flax). That’s 7g… at most.

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2 Sarah June 5, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Hi Kate – I used my recipe calculator that I always use with MyFitnessPal and plugged in 2 cups of kale, 2 cups of spinach, 1 tbsp of chi and 1 tbsp of flax. I didn’t use go by weight. If you use those, then the nutrition is correct.

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3 Kate June 5, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Interesting… calculators vary so much (I use caloriecount.about.com), thanks for the update!

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4 Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork June 5, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Sounds like a great combination! We don’t have a juicer (yet), so I miss out on some juicing recipes. Thanks for sharing!

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5 Becky@TheSavedRunner June 5, 2014 at 2:17 pm

I love that you made a green juice with protein and fiber! I can’t wait to try this!

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6 Livi June 5, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Yum! I can’t wait to make this!

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7 Patty June 6, 2014 at 10:34 am

I’m definitely going to try this tomorrow morning as my weekend breakfast option! Thanks Sarah! Hopefully it helps me lose weight for the DietBet :) Can we just use bottled lemon juice? If so, what would be the measurement?

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8 Katie Morse - The Project Neon June 8, 2014 at 9:46 pm

Love it! Lately I’ve been adding chia seeds to all of my smoothie recipes to get more protein! I’m obsessed. They add so much fun to smoothies too, I feel like. They kind of become little marshmallows or something. haha!

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9 Tiffany June 10, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Definitely going to try this recipe! I feel like sometimes I eat too much fruit. I think in the “body building world” (the place I’m get my tips on building muscle), I’m eating too much fruit. Fruit smoothies were my go-to breakfasts.

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