I found a giant bag of chopped romaine lettuce marked off by 30%. We typically don’t eat that much salad around here… at least not in winter. Still, I couldn’t resist the price!
I decided to try putting it in a smoothie. But before using perfectly good ingredients on something that might be awful, I did some googling to see if lettuce in smoothies is even a thing. It is so I decided to give it a go. I was delightfully surprised! You can really pack a lot of lettuce into a smoothie and not even notice the taste. Compare that to kale. I can barely a few chopped pieces of kale in before I turn up my nose.
Can you believe it? A Dietitian who doesn’t like kale?
I know. Forgive me.
Why It’s A Smart Choice
This recipe is so delightful. It’s a beautiful light green but doesn’t taste green. Know what I mean?
It also manages to pack 15.5g of protein into a measly 218 calorie drink! If you’re looking for a 30g breakfast, eat both servings and you’re still only taking in 436 calories.
If you give this recipe a go, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, or snap a photo and tag it with #smartnutritionrecipes on Instagram! I’d love to see your creations! Knowing someone has enjoyed one of my recipes always makes my day brighter.
Green Lettuce Smoothie
- 1 banana frozen in chunks
- 1 small apple core removed
- 1 stalk celery
- 2 cups romaine lettuce packed
- 15 almonds
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- Place all ingredients in blender.
- Start on low speed.
- Turn up to high speed and blend until smooth.
Calories: 218, Fat: 5g, Carbs: 30.5g, Fibre: 5g, Sugar: 19g, Protein: 15.5g