This Citrus Protein Green Smoothie is the perfect healthy breakfast or snack. It’s a plant-based, clean eating smoothie recipe that is packed with grapefruit, oranges, greens and protein!

Who says winter eating has to be dull and dreary?! Not this lady! This Citrus Protein Green Smoothie is jam-packed full of vibrant winter produce, greens and protein! It’s an amazing, fresh, healthy breakfast that will energize you all day long!

It’s no secret that I love smoothies. I drink one every single day for breakfast {and eat one of these}, and sometimes again for lunch! I’m all about nutrient-dense foods that take less than 5 minutes to prepare…and smoothies totally deliver in both of those categories! So today, I am bringing you this delicious Citrus Protein Green Smoothie recipe!

This Citrus Protein Green Smoothie is the perfect healthy breakfast or snack. It’s a plant-based, clean eating smoothie recipe that is packed with grapefruit, oranges, greens and protein!

Now about this Citrus Protein Green Smoothie. I created this recipe out of an insane urge to eat my weight in grapefruit. I love it plain, but I started dreaming about smoothies and then this just happened. And boy am I glad that it did…because it’s crazy delicious! When I served this smoothie to my kids, Bethany {who usually doesn’t love smoothies} said, “Ok, mom. From now on whenever you make me a smoothie I only ever want this one.” #fromthemouthsofbabes.

The fruits in this Citrus Protein Green Smoothie complement each other so nicely…grapefruit, oranges, bananas and strawberries! It could be called a winter sunrise smoothie or something catchy like that…however the greens, while adding a nutrient boost, definitely effect the color of this healthy drink!

This Citrus Protein Green Smoothie is the perfect healthy breakfast or snack. It’s a plant-based, clean eating smoothie recipe that is packed with grapefruit, oranges, greens and protein!

A few notes about smoothie making: 

Like I said, I make smoothies every day {no I’m not exaggerating}. So I have learned a few tips and tricks to make them turn out excellent every time!

Freeze your ingredients: always keep an ample supply of frozen greens, bananas and berries in my freezer. By using frozen fruit you do not have to dilute your smoothies with ice, which makes them extra flavorful! Note: in this recipe the grapefruit and oranges are not frozen when added to the smoothie.

Using non-dairy milk: I know lots of people who use water to make smoothies, but {in my opinion} using non-dairy milk is so much better. Almond, coconut, cashew…they all ensure your smoothie will be creamy instead of gritty or watery.

A good blender: There was a time I made a green smoothie in my food processor. There will never be such a time again. My love affair for Vitamix knows no bounds. You will never find any chunks of banana or spinach leaves in my smoothies thanks to my trusty Vitamix blender. And if you are serving this Citrus Protein Green Smoothie to kids, that’s a very important thing. 😉

This Citrus Protein Green Smoothie is the perfect healthy breakfast or snack. It’s a plant-based, clean eating smoothie recipe that is packed with grapefruit, oranges, greens and protein!

This Citrus Protein Green Smoothie gets an extra nutrition boost by using Sprout Living Protein Powder. I am a firm believer that everyone needs a great protein powder in their healthy-eating tool belt! I have two varieties – chocolate and vanilla – on hand at all times in my house. After I had Naomi {baby #3} I was seriously lacking in energy. It wasn’t until I started adding protein powder to my daily smoothies that I could function throughout the day!

This Citrus Protein Green Smoothie is the perfect healthy breakfast or snack. It’s a plant-based, clean eating smoothie recipe that is packed with grapefruit, oranges, greens and protein!

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Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in your [Vitamix|http://vitamixtrack.com/click.track?CID=292558&AFID=417333&ADID=1450715&SID=&NonEncodedURL=
  2. ] (or other high powered blender} in the order listed.
  3. Blend for 60-90 seconds, or until all ingredients are thoroughly combined and mixture is homogenous, starting on low speed and gradually increasing to high.
  4. Serve immediately!
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This Citrus Protein Green Smoothie is the perfect healthy breakfast or snack. It’s a plant-based, clean eating smoothie recipe that is packed with grapefruit, oranges, greens and protein!

This Citrus Protein Green Smoothie totally hit the spot for all of us after the first two weeks of 2017 met us with non-stop sickness and injuries. I could feel my immune system working better after drinking this creation a few times!

Question: Do you love grapefruit? What’s your favorite smoothie combination? 

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