Sweet and creamy protein rich green smoothie with white beans
Spring is finally here! And I mean really here!
And with spring comes sunshine and warmer weather, which means that my love for smoothies is coming back as well. I must admit that I haven’t had my daily smoothie in a while. A big bowl of warming oatmeal have been a lot more tempting in the morning, but today it felt almost like summer and my smoothie cravings are officially back on!
I enjoyed this protein rich green smoothie outside in the lovely spring weather and it just felt SO good to feel the warmth of the sun on my pale skin – a little bit of sun really does work wonders ♥
But enough about the weather, I am sure that some of you are getting tired of my constant weather ramblings, so lets get to the good stuff aka. the recipe for this sweet and creamy green smoothie. It is one of my absolute favorites when I want to pack in some greens without the smoothie tasting like blended lawn ;)
I have shared a couple of similar recipes before, but this one has beans in it as well, which is one of my favorite things to add to smoothies. I actually just realized this morning that I have never shared a smoothie recipe containing beans with you guys before (only in my cookbook), so it is certainly about time! It might sound a bit weird, maybe even off-putting, to some, but when you use white beans, then you really can’t taste that they are in there at all – they are just a great way to add extra nutrients, fibre and protein + to use up leftovers beans from lunch or dinner.
– Yields 1 large serving (about 500 ml) or 2 small
1 ripe banana
50 grams frozen spinach
50 grams frozen broccoli
1 deciliter (about 0.4 cup) cooked white beans, I use cannellini beans or butterbeans
1 tablespoon peanut butter or other nut butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla powder
2 deciliter (about 0.8 cup) plantmilk
– 1 scoop collagen
– 1-2 tablespoons hempseeds
– 1 teaspoon matcha
– A bit of liquid stevia
Simply add eveything to a blender and pulse until smooth, serve right away, enjoy! ♥