This bright green smoothie from my book, Eat Fat, Get Thin, gets its creaminess from nutrient-dense avocado, an excellent source of all nine essential amino acids that our bodies need to build muscle, as well as the omega-3 fats our brains and hearts need to be healthy. And the green tea, which is loaded with bioactive compounds, helps us increase fat burning. Click here to view PDF version.
Ready in: 5 minutes
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
- 2 ounces (about 2 big handfuls) baby spinach leaves
- 1/2 small avocado
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 packet green matcha tea (about a teaspoon)
Step 1: Place all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth.
Step 2: Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving (about 2 cups): calories 480, fat 39 g, saturated fat 7 g, cholesterol 0 mg, fiber 12 g, protein 16 g, carbohydrate 22 g, sodium 65 mg