Favorite Smoothie Recipe for a Quick and Easy Lunch! 15


Quick and Easy Smoothie Recipe // Being Leanna

Quick and Easy Smoothie Lunch!

There are smoothie recipes everywhere right now. I thought it was about time I shared my favorite smoothie recipe with the internet. I’ve been making this for years now. Back when I worked at a credit union they used to supply us with a nutribullet and fresh fruits and veggies in an effort to encourage us employees to eat healthier. Well, we had smoothie time as our afternoon snack every day for months. Recently I’ve been trying to get healthier again (more on that later!) so I started having a smoothie every day for lunch instead of my typical sandwich or leftovers.

Quick and Easy Smoothie Recipe // Being Leanna

I’ll be honest, I am not a salad person which is originally where I got this idea from. I don’t generally eat my greens because I could really care less for a salad. So, I started putting spinach and kale into my smoothies to get some greens in.

Quick and Easy Smoothie Recipe // Being Leanna

Being Leanna’s Green Smoothie:

Ingredients

1 apple (I prefer Macintosh)
1 pear
2 handfuls of spinach
1 cup mango juice
½ scoop protein powder
1 scoop MSM

Quick and Easy Smoothie Recipe // Being Leanna

Directions

I have this smoothie almost every single day for lunch and I’m loving it. It has enough substance to keep me full until dinner and it’s healthy! Plus, it only takes about 5 minutes to prepare. I start off by adding in my mango juice. (You can use any juice you prefer but I love the flavor of mango juice the best). Toss in about two handfuls of spinach. I used to do one handful of spinach and one handful of kale but I don’t really care for kale but you do you.

Quick and Easy Smoothie Recipe // Being Leanna

Chop up an apple and place it in there. Screw on the blade and mix up your ingredients. Once well blended I add in the chopped pear, protein powder and msm. Those last two aren’t necessary but I find that the protein powder helps me to stay full longer even though i’m not using the recommended full scoop. It’s the most protein powder I can handle, okay? Am I the only one that hates the flavor of even “unflavored” protein powder?

Quick and Easy Smoothie Recipe // Being Leanna

MSM i’ll let you look up on your own. It’s mostly used for inflammation but I find it to be helpful for muscle cramps and soreness after a workout. I don’t know if it does anything but I’ve been taking it for so long maybe it’s helping something I don’t even remember bothering me.

Quick and Easy Smoothie Recipe // Being Leanna

Blend again until smooth and ta da! A quick and easy smoothie. Obviously this can be switched up and you can add in whatever you want just be mindful of your ratios. You don’t want a super thin or a too thick smoothie. I like that when blended there is still some apple skin in there but it’s small enough to fit through a straw. Any more juice and it would be pretty watery. If you’re going to be adding berries I suggest using a bit less liquid as berries are pretty juicy if you want to keep that smoothie consistency. Play around with it and have fun!

Quick and Easy Smoothie Recipe // Being Leanna

Be sure to share a picture on Instagram if you create your own! I’d love to know what ingredients you guys use.

Now, I also like to eat a few more things than just a smoothie. What can I say, I like to eat!. I’ll generally snack throughout the day at work so here’s a snapshot of everything I eat. I generally have a nut of some kind (this month I’ve been munching on Brazil nuts) as well as another veggie, usually carrots. I’m especially into these rainbow organic carrots. If i’m feeling crazy i’ll have some pretzels or some Triscut’s for an extra crunch and some salt.

What do you guys like to eat for lunch? Do you have to switch it up every day or are you like me and could eat the same thing day in and day out? Let me know and be sure to pin this smoothie recipe for later!

Quick and Easy Smoothie Recipe // Being Leanna

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  • Jessica Jacobowitz Weinberg

    I LOVE CERES FRUIT JUICES! Aren’t they the best! This smoothie sounds amazing!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

    • They are! The mango flavor has by far been my favorite grocery store find of 2017. What’s your favorite flavor?

  • Michele Dawn

    I drink smoothies every morning and I need them to be quick and full of nutrients so I have energy through out the day (I am a PE teacher). I love reading new recipes so I won´t get bored with the same one everyday. This one sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing.

    • OH wow, yeah, you need all the energy you can get. What’s your favorite smoothie recipe?

  • Jamie Fray

    I am loving me some smoothies lately–and this looks fantastic 🙂 I haven’t tried the MSM, and I need to look into it. Thanks for the tip!

    • Aren’t they just so great! I honestly can’t say if the MSM is doing anything but I definitely notice if I don’t have it for about a week.

      • Jamie Fray

        Well I’ll definitely check it out.

  • This looks good. I tried to make a smoothie with kale before and it didn’t go so well. I’m really not a kale fan but I think I could do spinach. Does the magic bullet do a good job of chopping it up small enough so you don’t really have to chew it? Lol, I know it sounds weird but I like smoothies really smooth.

    • I can’t really do kale either. And honestly, it does a good job but it’s not going to get it to the consistency that you want it. There’s always some apple and pear skin in there. I don’t mind it.

  • Looks good! I’m always looking for others takes on smoothie recipes.

  • Omg YUM this looks majorly delicious!!

  • Melissa Nelson

    Yum!!! I love adding protein powder to my smoothie. It really helps with making it filling!!