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Protein Green Smoothie Granola Parfait

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My favorite breakfast lately, protein green smoothie granola parfait ohsweetbasil.com vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free

We have quite a few yummy smoothie spots here in Utah, but we pretty much never visit any of them. Maybe it’s my background at Jamba Juice that busts out some pretty killer smoothies or maybe it’s Cade who totally rocks the protein shake, but when our forces combine, “We are Captain Planet!” ER, I mean killer smoothie makes. We did learn one thing from a smoothie shop here, make it a bowl or parfait. And then Cade and Carrian’s Protein Green Smoothie Granola Parfait was born.

My favorite breakfast lately, protein green smoothie granola parfait ohsweetbasil.com vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free

Really though, my time at Jamba Juice was short, just a summer job in fact. The owners were fantastic, employees were super fun to work with, but the marketing guy that I worked alongside wasn’t the best. I felt like he was making poor marketing decisions and not at all being honest the whole time. I’d work so hard to get a school signed up for smoothies or some business and next thing you know he’s there taking credit or acting like he was working so hard when in reality he was doing nothing. It wasn’t my favorite.

My favorite breakfast lately, protein green smoothie granola parfait ohsweetbasil.com vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free

But I did learn that playing around with flavors in a smoothie was so fun and while Jamba Juice is making efforts to be a healthier smoothie spot we still prefer to add a little spinach, protein powder and keep the fruit to frozen so we don’t have to add any ice to our smoothies. And then the best part, slap a little granola on top and a touch of fresh fruit and you’ve got a filling and healthy breakfast or snack!

My favorite breakfast lately, protein green smoothie granola parfait ohsweetbasil.com vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free

I mean, I love protein smoothies, but  love a good crunch and something a little carby in the morning to give me a full tummy and energy to make it to lunch. Oh, who’m I kiddin’, I eat again like an hour later, but that’s just because I eat all day long. Either way, try your smoothie with a little granola next time. Just bust out your Blendtec and go to town.

What Are Green Smoothies?

A green smoothie is a smoothie that is blended with green leafy vegetables.

Common vegetables included in green smoothies are, collard greens, kale, rainbow or Swiss chard or spinach.

Why Are Green Smoothies Good For You?

Green smoothies offer unique health benefits.

They are made with leafy greens that are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins.

Green smoothies are an excellent way to get a good serving of healthy vegetables and enjoy a delicious drink with maximum nutrition.

Is Protein Powder Healthy?

Studies show that protein can help you increase strength, gain muscle and lose significant amounts of body fat.

Protein powder is a convenient way to make sure you are getting the right amount of protein in your diet.

Protein Green Smoothie Granola Parfait

My favorite breakfast lately, protein green smoothie granola parfait ohsweetbasil.com vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free

Protein Green Smoothie Granola Parfait

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces milk almond, rice or coconut milk are fine too
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup mango frozen
  • 1/4 cup banana slices frozen
  • 4 almonds
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • Granola
  • 3 slices banana banana

Instructions

  • In a blender, in this order, add the milk, spinach, mango, bananas, almonds and protein.
  • Blend until completely smooth.
  • Pour into a glass and top with 1/2 cup granola and banana slices.
Nutrition Facts
Protein Green Smoothie Granola Parfait
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 151mg7%
Potassium 751mg21%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 3889IU78%
Vitamin C 43mg52%
Calcium 322mg32%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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7 comments

  • Which protein powder do you use? I’ve never found one I liked. This smoothie sounds perfect if I can find a good one.

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    • We usually go with Optimum Nutrition brand products. I love the vanilla flavor and Cade loves the chocolate powder.

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  • Love your food ideas. So healthy and flavorful. I need to lose some weight and need a drink that lasts. Cant wait to try your smoothies. Thanks again. Ginny

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    • Enjoy! And you can do it!!

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  • I’d like to know what brand of protein powder you are using. A generic protein powder in MyFitnessPal is counted as 230 calories, which brings the total to over 600 calories, even with reducing the granola to 1/4 cup. It looks delicious, but I can’t handle that many calories for breakfast unless I skip eating again until dinner.
    Thanks!

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    • We usually use Optimum Nutrition brand products usually.

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  • I’m not one to drink green smoothies, but this variation sounds amazing. May have to try it sometime… 😛

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