3.25.2013

Train Mean Eat Clean Green Smoothie

Green smoothies are finally starting to become appreciated. About time! They are loaded with all the right nutrients that our bodies need & love. I've been drinking them for awhile now and people used to think that I was disgusting for putting spinach in my smoothies. Do they look tasty? NO. But are they? YES! If you're scared of green smoothies, I challenge you to make this one and give it a try!


I drink this smoothie after my workout a few days a week. It's my favorite recipe, and when I posted it on Instagram last week I got a few requests for the recipe. You ask, I deliver ;)

Here's my "Train Mean Eat Clean" post-workout smoothie recipe!

What You'll Need:

- 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 generous handfuls of organic baby spinach
- 1 organic banana
- 1 small handful of fresh blueberries
- 3-5 frozen strawberries
- 2 tablespoons of natural whole almonds
- 1 scoop of protein (I use vanilla flavored whey protein for this smoothie)

Blend everything together, pour & enjoy!

Some helpful tips:

- I use as much frozen fruit as I can so that the smoothie is cold without me having to blend it with ice.
- I use a Ninja blender and that thing is magic, y'all.
- I find it easier to put the milk in first, followed by the spinach. The rest doesn't really matter.

It's so important to refuel & rehydrate your body after a workout. Drink lots of water and get some lean protein back in your system!

Oh and just a heads up for y'all: I won't be blogging Tuesday-Thursday this week. I have my Certified Personal Trainer Exam on Thursday morning, so I'm going to be using all of my spare time to finish preparing for that :) I hope y'all have a fabulous week.

Here's my mantra of the week:


All positive thoughts, vibes & prayers welcome! Thank you for all of your support via Instagram & Twitter...y'all are the best!

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16 comments:

  1. Yum! I don't ever even taste the spinach when I make smoothies. That looks delish. Good luck on your test! Will be praying for you every morning this week! You'll do great, you got this!

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  2. definitely going to give this recipe a try!

    best of luck with your exam! i'm sure you'll do great though!

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  3. I love green smoothies. Yours looks great! Good luck on your exam girl, you will rock it!

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  4. I love green smoothies - and I honestly love the strange looks I get. It makes me happy to know I'm doing something right for me, even if the world doesn't understand it.

    *** Thanks for the tip about adding the milk (liquid) first. I usually add it last and have to add more (usually water vs. OJ or Milk depending on what I'm making).

    This might help my blender kick it all into high gear better :)

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  5. Yum!! Will def have to try this recipe! Never thought of adding almonds or any kind of nuts!

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  6. There may be some goodies coming in the mail for after your testttttt just sayyyyinnnnn

    YOU GOT THIS GURRRRLLL

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  7. I need to do everything you say to do in order to get healthy because you LOOK AMAZING. Seriously. I need you to come to my neck of the woods and be my trainer for life.

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  8. I tried it and loved it!! I usually hate smoothies with greens in them...Kale (puke). This one was awesome though.

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  9. You are awesome! Go kick butt on that exam, baby sis!

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  10. Yay! Thanks for posting this. I made it this morning but had to substitute raspberries for the blueberries. It was still good :)

    Jamie
    greyskysaturday.wordpress.com

    P.S. Good Luck on your test! I know that you will do well

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  11. Yum! I love green smoothies and drink one every single morning. I actually crave them when I wake up now.
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  12. it seems yummy! thanks for sharing the recipe! <3

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  13. Just saw on IG that you passed your test! Congrats! You should do a post about how you started out working toward being a personal trainer. I would love to work toward that one day once I reach my own fitness goals. I'm just not even sure where to get started.

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  14. I love making shakes :) Definitely going to try this out!

    Clare xxx
    http://a-woman-ofsubstance.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Awsome website! I am loving it!! Will be back later to read some more. I am bookmarking your feeds also
    Green drink

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  16. This looks so delicious - and I'm glad it's so simple. Thanks for sharing with us!
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