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The High Protein Green Smoothie Recipe To Kickstart Your Wellness Goals

Updated: Mar 25

high protein healthy green smoothie recipe

The Spring Intermittent Fasting Challenge is just around the corner! Get ready for:

  • DELISH protein, fat and fiber meals

  • boosted metabolic flexibility (switching back to fat burning easier)

  • amazing community support

  • science-backed Intermittent Fasting tools

  • gut health support

  • and SO much more!

If you haven't joined the Challenge yet, it's not too late!

We're all starting Monday, April 1st ~ Head over HERE to join!

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Today, we're kicking off some challenge PREP by unlocking a brand new smoothie recipe that you can use all challenge long ~ introducing the Citrus Ginger Protein Smoothie.

This smoothie recipe was designed to work as a break-fast or lunch.

It's loaded with quality sources of protein, fat and fiber to help boost satiety and prevent hunger and sugar cravings.

The ingredients were also specifically picked to support gut health and body recomposition goals.

high protein healthy green smoothie recipe

Key ingredients include:

Skyr Yogurt

Skyr is an even higher protein version of yogurt than greek yogurt. It's similar in texture to greek yogurt, although it tends to be a bit thicker. Depending on the brand, you can expect around 30 grams of complete protein from just 1 1/4 cups skyr.

Skyr is naturally low in lactose, making it a great option for those who are lactose intolerant.

Fermented dairy products are also rich in an incredibly important vitamin called Vitamin K2. This is different from vitamin K1 (found in plants). Vitamin K2 helps promote heart and bone health by removing calcium from the arteries and putting it in the bones.

Skyr is also rich in a natural source of gut healthy probiotics.


Ginger is a gut health powerhouse. It's one of the only foods found to stimulate the gut cleaning pathway (called the MMC). It's also been used historically for centuries as a tool to combat nausea or an upset stomach. Ginger also tastes incredible in a smoothie!

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My Zero Sugar Vanilla Protein Powder

Protein is a key factor to achieving a body recomposition goal (losing body fat without losing muscle mass). Unfortunately, most protein powders are made with added sugars that work against a weight loss or wellness goal or are loaded with artificial flavors that overpower anything you add it to, making the meal inedible.

I specifically developed my zero sugar, pasture-raised protein powder to taste amazing in recipes. Because if you don't love what you're eating, you're not very likely to eat it.

My protein powder uses 100% monk fruit extract (zero erythritol or stevia!) to provide a hint of sweetness without any sugar.

Plus, it tastes SO DANG GOOD.

You can grab my zero sugar, pasture-raised protein powder HERE!

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Lemon Juice + Zest

Lemon juice and zest adds a refreshing hint to this smoothie while also providing some science-backed blood sugar stabilizing perks. In fact, lemon juice has been equated to apple cider vinegar in it's ability to help stabilize blood sugar levels from a meal.(1)

Cauliflower Rice

Frozen cauliflower rice bumps up the vitamin C and fiber content of the smoothie. Best part? You won't even taste it! It's on par with adding ice to a smoothie, when it comes to flavor. Plus, it makes the smoothie thicker and creamier.

Cheers to the Spring Challenge! Enjoy today's new recipe!

high protein healthy green smoothie recipe

Citrus Ginger Protein Smoothie

Serves 1


  • 10 oz. water

  • 3/4 cup whole milk skyr (or plant-based greek style yogurt)

  • 1 scoop Autumn's Vanilla Protein Powder

  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple

  • 1 cup fresh spinach OR 1/2 cup frozen spinach

  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested

  • 1/4-1/2 cup frozen cauliflower rice

  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and chopped

  • 1 Tbsp. almond butter

  • 1 Tbsp. hemp seeds

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Optional to top with bee pollen.

Grab Autumn's Protein Powder HERE and start whipping up delish, protein-packed meals!😋

Smoothie Cheers,


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Autumn Elle Nutrition

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This looks great but how do you get the smoothie to be green? I assume spinach but nothing green is in the recipe.

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the recipe has just been updated! It looks like we left out an ingredient in the blog post 🙃 Thank you for catching it!

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