As much as I like my pre-workouts, I don't always want to use them. I prefer to use them when I need a little umph, like weight training or long runs. I wanted something to get me through a short run, yoga or pilates. I was also looking for something that could double as my pre-breakfast on work days. When making this I didn't really have anything specific in mind other than it needed a little caffeine, some protein, and to keep me satiated, vitamins and etc would be bonuses. Yeah, I know, then I probably should just toss some protein powder in my coffee and be done with it. Right? Eh been there done that, so over it.
First thing I did was check my supplies. Of course, I had protein powder. I found a box of Asian Pear Green Tea. I had some wilty baby spinach and a couple overripe avocados, that needed to be used up. Lots of fruits and veggies.
Here's what I ended up using...
1 Cup Green Tea
1 Cup Spinach
1/2 an Avocado
1-2 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
Place everything in the blender and mix well.
Now I like to mention in a pinch I've substituted banana for the avocado, kale for the spinach and almond milk for the green tea. The flavor stays pretty much the same but if you use a banana you get a sweeter smoothie and with the almond milk, you get a thicker one.