Green smoothies and protein shakes can be a great way of increasing your vegetable intake. My cucumber lemon green protein shake is a refreshing and nutritious option you can have for breakfast or post-workout.
Adding some fruit to smoothies is good but adding too much can be a problem for some people who need to regulate their blood sugar. This recipe uses natural sweetener for taste (e.g. Raw Earth or Natvia).
Cucumber lemon green protein shake
- 1/2 small cucumber, unpeeled
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup chilled water
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 scoop neutral-tasting protein powder (see recommendations above)
- 2-3 sachets natural sweetener (see recommendations above)
- Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth.