High Protein Green Smoothie


This is a simple high-protein green smoothie to help kick-start your day. Whilst the thought of drinking spinach in a smoothie might be daunting for some, you’ll find you don’t really taste it thanks to the potassium-rich banana and pineapple/mango. The chia or linseeds help to add protein, keeping you fuller for longer without filling you with empty carbs that can cause a sugar spike followed by a dip.

It’s perfect after a morning workout, and what’s more, you can put it into a travel mug and port it around on your commute to work to keep you going until lunchtime. A double portion may even enable you to keep going till much later instead of lunch, particularly if it means cutting out a sandwich lunch.


  • 80g baby spinach, lightly packed
  • 200ml water
  • 200g pineapple or mango chunks, (frozen are perfectly good)
  • 1 small banana
  • 100g Full fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds or ground linseed
  • 7 Almonds
  • 2 tsp honey if you need more sweetness

Preparation Instructions: 

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender or nutri-bullet with the exception of the chia seeds.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add the chia seeds and mix once more to stir in.
  4. Serve immediately.

Cooks tips :

  • If you would prefer something less sweet, then leave out the honey, or substitute the mango for an apple or pear.
  •  Try using coconut milk or oat milk for a dairy free version.

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This article is written by Kumud Gandhi – Food Scientist, nutritionist, writer & broadcaster.  Kumud Gandhi is the science lead at The Cooking Academy and is a pioneer of science-based nutritional coaching to support people achieve productivity and wellness through nutritional management.  She leads the ‘Wellness in the Workplace‘ division at The Cooking Academy


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