The Fit Monkey Smoothie

Smoothies are great. They can replace a meal if you’re trying to lose weight, or serve as a serious snack for those training hard or trying to put on muscle.

Depending on what I’ve got planned, I usually have one or two smoothies a day, in addition to my main meals and other snacks. I always have one before and after any serious strength training workout. I also make sure to have a smoothie about an hour or so before my martial arts training. It’s a great way to fuel up without feeling heavy or overly full.

Here’s my go-to smoothie recipe.

  • 8-10 oz. cold green tea or water
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen organic mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup frozen organic spinach
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed and/or chia seed
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon powdered greens (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional)

A few quick points…

  • Add more green tea (or water) if the smoothie is too thick.
  • I use NutriBiotic rice protein powder. My smoothies tend to have 20-40 grams of protein.
  • Sometimes I substitute frozen tropical fruit (pinapple, papaya, mango, etc.) or acai in place of mixed berries.
  • You won’t taste the spinach.
  • I often add 5 grams of creatine to my post-workout smoothie.

One response to “The Fit Monkey Smoothie

  1. Pingback: How to Stay Lean and Healthy on the Fit Monkey Diet | Fit Monkey Hawaii

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