Have you got a bag of athletic greens and just can’t get yourself to enjoy the taste? You have got to try an athletic greens smoothie!
The smoothie is totally vegan, dairy-free, protein-powder-free, banana-free, and can also be made nut-free.
Athletic greens contain many important vitamins and minerals. This smoothie is also great for digestion and detoxing.
For recipe breakdown and tips, scroll past the recipe!Print
- 1 scoop of athletic greens (Use the scoop provided by athletic greens)
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp almond butter (unsweetened)
- 1 handful of spinach (washed)
- Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blitz until smooth. For about 2-3 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!
The smoothie is best consumed as soon as it’s blended, however, you can also take it with you at work, gym, or walks and drink it!
- Prep Time: 3 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 minutes
- Category: Smoothie
- Cuisine: American
- Calories: 393
- Sugar: 13.6
- Fat: 13
- Carbohydrates: 38
- Fiber: 12
- Protein: 10.5
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Benefits Of Athletic Greens Smoothie
A scoop of athletic greens consumed on its own with water is nutritious enough, but when you blend it with fruit and other ingredients, the nutritional value doubles.
Adding greens to smoothies, whether in a powdered form or fresh is an excellent way of boosting nutrition.
This superfood green smoothie offers many benefits; some of these include:
- Nutrient-Rich: The smoothie includes Athletic Greens, fruits and more, which all contain a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, contributing to overall nutrient intake.
- Hydration: Coconut water serves as a hydrating base for the smoothie, providing essential electrolytes like potassium.
- Antioxidant Boost: The pineapple and spinach used in the drink are both rich in antioxidants, which can help support overall health.
- Fiber Content: The chia seeds and spinach in the smoothie are both excellent sources of fiber, promoting digestive health and helping to keep you feeling full.
- Healthy Fats: Almond butter in the smoothies adds unsaturated fats, which are heart-healthy and can contribute to satiety.
- Energy Boost: The carbohydrates from the pineapple and the healthy fats from almond butter can provide a sustainable source of energy.
- Gut Health: The fiber from chia seeds and spinach, along with the potential probiotics in Athletic Greens, can support a healthy gut microbiome.
- Immune Support: The vitamins and minerals from the ingredients, especially vitamin C from pineapple, can contribute to immune system function.
Recipe Substitutions & Variations
I tested different variations of the smoothie.
So, here are some alternatives you can use to make this green smoothie:
- If you are nut-free, you can use sunflower seed butter instead of almond butter.
- Use frozen bananas or mango instead of pineapple. You can also use fresh fruit rather than frozen; it just means your smoothie won’t come out as thick.
- Instead of spinach, use kale or other leafy greens you have or love.
- Instead of coconut water, use regular water or dairy-free milk. Coconut milk was tested, and it makes the smoothie a lot creamier, but heavier in calories.
Make The Smoothie Chocolatey
If you have never tested chocolate athletic greens, you will have to try it in a smoothie!
To make a chocolate ag1 smoothie, use the exact recipe provided, but as an addition add 1 or 2 tablespoons of cacao powder.
Make An Ag1 Smoothie Bowl
Another variation I have tested is a smoothie bowl.
If you follow the recipe I have provided, the smoothie comes out quite thick, which means you can pour it into your favorite bowls.
Add all your favorite smoothie bowl toppings and enjoy it as a hearty breakfast!
Commonly Asked Questions From My Smoothie Community
If you have been following me for a while, you will know that I consume athletic greens almost daily.
I received a lot of questions regarding athletics greens, so I have compiled a list of the most popular questions and have given their answers too:
Can You Put Athletic Greens In a Smoothie
Can you put ag1 in a smoothie? There is absolutely no reason why you can’t put athletic greens in your smoothies. We add so many different smoothies powders in our smoothies – e.g. matcha powder, protein powders, etc, so athletic greens can easily go in our blender too! In fact, adding athletic greens to your smoothies may be a great way to improve the taste, and add more nutrients to your morning drink.
How To Make Athletic Greens Taste Better
Add it to smoothies, Mix it with fruit juice, Mix it with coconut water. You can add some honey or agave in the water with the greens powder
Can I Take Athletic Greens With Protein Powder In My Smoothie?
Yes, you can mix athletic greens and protein powder. Blended along with fruits, this creates a nutritious high protein smoothie.
Is The Ag1 Smoothie Good For Weight Loss?
It depends. If used as a meal replacement, it can be good for weight loss, if used as a snack, not so much, Each serving contains nearly 400 calories, which is a lot for a snack.
Can I Make The Athletic Greens Smoothie The Night Before?
Yes, the recipe can easily be prepped ahead of time. Simply follow the recipe's instructions, then pour the blended smoothie into your favorite portable bottles and store in the fridge.