Green Protein Machine Smoothie

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by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

You know they’re good for you, but how can you add more super seeds such as chia, hemp and flax into everyday meals? Here’s a simple solution (and you don’t even have to turn on the stove!). Blend up this Green Protein Machine Smoothie with fresh kale, cucumber, parsley and other healthy greens, then sprinkle in a scoop or two of each type of seed. A single serving supplies nearly 15 grams of protein — plus vitamins, minerals, fiber and omega-3s!

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Green Protein Machine Smoothie

Serves 1 to 2


¾ cup kale
¼ cup avocado
1/3 cup diced cucumber
2 Tbsp. chopped parsley
1 Tbsp. chopped mint
½ diced green apple
3 Tbsp. hemp seeds
1 Tbsp. flax seeds
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
1/4 cup to 1/2 cup water (use more water for thicker, shake-like consistency)


1. Combine all ingredients in blender and blend well.

2. Enjoy!