I had written about a green smoothie on my blog in March. Why another one? Because green smoothies are in, and you can never have enough of them. It makes the perfect 2 minute breakfast, starting your day with the high of protein, fiber and healthy goodness. After a night of binge eating (or drinking) this is the best way to shake off your guilt pangs, right?
You can also put it in a portable cup and sip it on your way to work. It also makes the best post workout drink and if you lift weights, you can go ahead and add half a scoop of whey protein to this as well (~10gram protein)
The cucumber, mint, ginger and spinach play their role by adding fiber, flavour and iron. Adding no bananas or honey keeps this low cal as well!
I’ve used Mother Dairy Masala Buttermilk to make this, which at 18 calories/100 ml or 36 calories for the 200 ml bottle is a great low cal drink, as compared to many of the sugary drinks. If you don’t find this, just add an extra dollop of yogurt, one green chilli, 1/2 tsp grated ginger and 1/4 tsp salt to the recipe
Recipe for Savoury Green Smoothie
Makes 340 grams / tall glass full
121 calories / 6.8gram protein / 2.8 gram fiber
(complete Nutrition Label below)
Green Smoothie Recipe
- 200 ml Masala Buttermilk Mother Dairy
- 3 tbsps yogurt
- 1 cucumber medium , peeled and sliced
- 8 - 10 spinach tender leaves , washed and cleaned
- small handful mint leaves of
- 1 tbsp flaxseed ground
- Add everything to a blender with 1-2 cubes of ice and blend until smooth.Drink immediately