Green Warrior Protein Smoothie
Thanks to ingredients like coconut oil, mango, and grapefruit, this sweet smoothie is a vitamin-packed powerhouse. Add in hemp hearts for 17 grams of protein and a creamy, smooth texture you’ll get without a banana.
3 cups (1 large or 2 med. servings)
1/2 cup fresh red grapefruit juice
1 cup destemmed dinosaur/lacinato kale
1 large sweet apple, cored and roughly chopped
1 cup chopped cucumber
heaping 1/2 cup chopped celery (1 med. stalk)
3-4 tablespoons hemp hearts (I use 4 tbsp)
1/4 cup frozen mango
1/8 cup fresh mint leaves
1/2 tablespoon virgin coconut oil (optional)
3-4 ice cubes, as needed
1/2-1 tablespoon algae oil (do not add to smoothie – take separately), optional
Juice half of a large red grapefruit and add 1/2 cup grapefruit juice to the blender.
Now add the kale, apple, cucumber, celery, hulled hemp seeds, mango, mint, coconut oil, and ice. Blend on high until super smooth. (If using a Vitamix, use the tamper stick to push it down until it blends). You can add a bit of water if necessary to get it blending.
Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately! This makes enough for a large glass with some leftover so you can also divide it into two servings.
If using, take the algae DHA oil separately. I don’t add it to the smoothie because it impacts the overall flavour.