Protein Melon and Spinach Smoothie With Coconut, Yogurt and Chia Seeds

  • Makes
  • 2
  • Prep Time (min)
  • 10
  • Cook (min)
  • 0
  • Carb Grams (g)
  • 68
  • Cook Difficult
  • 0

Ingredients

  • 1 cup melon
  • ½ cup dried figs
  • ½ avocado
  • ½ cup dried apricots
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp natural cane sugar
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 3 tsp Matcha green tea
  • 3.5 oz fresh spinach
  • 1 tbsp grated coconut

Utensils

  • Knife
  • Colander
  • Blender
  • Step 1

    Rinse the spinach under cold running water and drain in a large colander. Set aside.

  • Step 2

    Peel the melon and cut into chunks. Place in a blender. Now peel the avocado and slice in half lengthwise. Cut into chunks and place in the blender.

  • Step 3

    Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until completely smooth.

  • Step 4

    Optionally, add one teaspoon of vanilla extract. If the mixture is too thick, add about ½ cup of milk.

Protein Melon and Spinach Smoothie With Coconut, Yogurt and Chia Seeds

Amazingly healthy matcha green tea is definitely one of the best ingredients for different smoothie recipes. Although fruits are not high in proteins like some vegetables and legumes, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy a perfectly tasty smoothie and boost your organism with a decent dose of proteins.

This delicious matcha green tea smoothie is a combination of high-protein fruits and one of the world's healthiest foods – fresh spinach. I have chosen melon as the base of this super healthy and quick smoothie.

Due to its uniquely sweet flavor and unusually high protein content, it will perfectly complete this refreshing smoothie. Melon is extremely rich in carotenoids and proven to help improve heart health, digestive health, weight loss, prevent kidney disease, and even reduce the risk of cancer.

Spinach and avocado, on the other hand, will add a generous amount of vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids, while dried fruits will give you an entirely new dimension of flavor you'll love. Add one cup of plain yogurt and two teaspoons of chia seeds for even more proteins, and serve this smoothie as a perfect breakfast or an afternoon snack.

Nutrition information per serving: Kcal: 452, Protein: 14.9g, Total Carbs: 67.4g, Dietary Fibers: 15.4g, Total Fat: 18g

I like the taste of creamy plain yogurt in my smoothies. However, if you're not a big fan, you can simply replace it with regular milk. This is what makes smoothies so amazingly easy and extremely popular way of getting a super nutritious drink in just a couple of minutes.

You can always play with them, add some ingredients you love, and transform your recipe into a true pleasure. I like to add a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice for a little zing and serve this smoothie with ice. Enjoy!