Saturday, January 28, 2012

Green Gangster Protein Shake

I've been making this recipe for a while, but have yet to post it due to life happenings.  Anyways, here we go. It is great as a quick breakfast or post workout snack.

Why do I call it a "Green Gangster" shake? Probably to make it more fun, and because this smoothie packs in a lot of healthy vitamins. Baby spinach is a "power food," in that it is extremely rich in antioxidants, including vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, folate, vitamin B2, calcium, omega 3-fatty acids, and iron.  So, eat it up, and eat it often!

A note about whey protein powder. Sure, it helps your muscles recover after a workout. But here are some other awesome benefits:

1) Whey protein helps to boost your immune system in that it fights harmful bacteria, and fights off cancer cells
2)Promotes lean muscle growth and loss of body fat
3)Good for any age group
4) It is a naturally occurring anti-oxidant

Enough with the all of the vitamin talk...lets get cookin' (and more impartantly, eating)!

Green Gangster Protein Shake

1 scoop chocolate (or vanilla if you wish) whey protein powder
1 T reduced fat peanut butter
1 cup milk
1 banana
2 cups of spinach

Blend up until smooth & enjoy!

p.s.--there's not a finished product picture because I inhaled it. Will add one soon :)
Serves 1

WW: 6p+

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