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.
Cuisine: Smoothie, vegan
•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
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.