Prep Time: 5 mins, Cook Time: 15 mins, Total Time: 20 mins

This green smoothie is a convenient way to sneak veggies into your breakfast. With an unexpected boost of plant-based protein from lentils, this smoothie totally qualifies as a balanced meal.

Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: Smoothie, vegan

Servings: 2

Ingredients

•1/2 cup dry lentils

•1 cup packed spinach

•1 large cucumber peeled and roughly chopped

•2 large apples I used granny smith, peeled, cored, and roughly chopped

•Handful ice about 1 cup

•2 tbsp chia seeds

•1 tsp ginger grated

•1 tsp cinnamon

•1 tsp matcha powder optional

•1 cup coconut water or filtered water

Instructions

1: Add lentils and 1.5 cups water to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook until lentils are tender, about 15 minutes. Drain any excess water and allow to cool slightly.

2: Combine lentils and remaining ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Add additional water as needed.