I've had a couple of friends ask me about my green smoothie. There are a lot of great recipes out there, but I wanted one that had exactly what I was looking for: something super yum with a full scoop of protein powder, low calorie, and using enough greens to make it worth my time (I use about 100 grams, which looks like the blender above --about 3 big handfuls).
Enter my best frienemy: cocoa powder. Love it, but the caffeine isn't super good for my Graves. When it kicks in, I use carob powder which I must confess isn't half as satisfying. I use 14 grams or so (about 2 T.)
Here's the recipe in a nutshell:
1 3/4 cup water
3 ice cubes
14 g. (2 T.) cocoa powder
100 grams spinach (about 3 packed handfuls)
scoop protein powder --25 grams protein
stevia to taste
drop of flavor -try peppermint, coconut, almond.
Stats: 28.3 grams protein, 9.8 grams carb, 4.1 g. fat, 161 calories (using the eas whey protein).