A thick silky smooth fruit free green monster smoothie that doesn’t separate! My go to snack any time of the day…once it’s a sunny one, or I can at least hide away in a warm place!
When I followed a vegan diet fruit filled smoothies were pretty much an every day staple. At least 4 days out of the week I started the day with a MASSIVE fruit based smoothie, the bigger the better in my eyes. The alternative was an equally HUGE box of fruit, we’re talking 5-6 pieces of fruit, smothered with soya yogurt.
It was a recipe for disaster, a sure fire way to set me up for the day in the worst way possible. Fruit was a massive safety net for me, I could eat it in volumes without any guilt.
The downside was of course the stomach cramps, bloating, extreme sugar spikes and waking up in what I can only describe as a sugar coma. A similar feeling to being hungover having had one too many glasses of wine!
So…this smoothie is a far cry from my those from what now feels like a former life! No fruit (ok so avocado is technically a fruit but I don’t put it in the same category nutritionally) less than half the volume, added paleo protein, served straight up in a glass, because it’s truly so satisfying it requires nothing more! Plain, simple and super green; it stands quite beautifully in a brand spanking new glass I picked up a couple of weeks ago in Avoca Kilmac.
Having a NutriBullet on hand makes an incredible difference, whipping up a smoothie is totally hassle free, cleaning up is effortless and the final consistency is SO much better!!! The avocado and spinach blend together with the almond milk to create the creamiest silky smoothie green monster concoction I’ve ever had the pleasure of slurping!
What’s your go to smoothie, green, fruit filled or otherwise?
Fruit Free Green Monster Protein Smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: blender raw beverage breakfast snack gluten-free grain free low-carb paleo soy-free sugar-free almond milk avocado protein powder spinach
Ingredients (Serves 1)
- 2 large handfuls of organic baby spinach
- 1 cup (250ml) unsweetened almond milk
- 1 scoop (25g) paleo protein powder; my favourite is the berry blast!
- 1/2 a LARGE avocado…or 1 full small avocado; approx. 100g/3.5 oz
- Optional: 1 tbsp powdered , 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract, dash or two of cinnamon…a few fresh mint leaves!
Blend all ingredients together in a high speed blender or NutriBullet.
Sweeten to taste and blend in optional extras! Will keep in the fridge for a good 24 hours if you decide to hold on to some or all of it for later!