Someone in our community recently asked me: “Can you put Athletic Greens in your smoothie?” Yes! If you’re hoping to make your greens powder taste better, you can absolutely blend it right into your smoothie.
Athletic Greens is one of the most popular greens powders for women, providing a wealth of nutrients and wellness benefits. But if you’re not fond of the taste, then you might be looking for ways to mask it a bit. Smoothies or shakes provide the perfect vehicle to do so.
The key to making a greens powder smoothie is to choose ingredients that are full of flavor that will overpower the vegetal taste of Athletic Greens, and I’m pretty sure I landed on the perfect Athletic Greens smoothie recipe to do just that. This vanilla berry smoothie will be your favorite way to get your greens in, it's macro-friendly and has 28g of protein in it!
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3 Reasons Why You Will Love This Macro Friendly (AG1) Athletic Greens Recipe
- You get to have your greens and eat them, too! I think we all like the idea of what a greens powder can provide to our diet. AG1, in particular, is one of the most robust greens powders on the market, offering everything from vitamins and minerals to probiotics. But we don’t want to have to choke it down every day. This AG1 smoothie recipe hides the taste of your greens while still getting all of the nutrients – a win-win!
- It’s packed with protein. I am a huge advocate for consuming ample amounts of protein per day to keep our bodies healthy, strong, and fueled. This smoothie not only includes all of the nutrients from Athletic Greens, but it also contains a hefty amount of protein to promote even more health and help you reach your body composition goals too.
- This smoothie is really easy to make and doesn’t require a ton of ingredients. When I see a recipe that has a laundry list of ingredients, I quickly run in the other direction. But this AG1 smoothie keeps it simple and convenient because I know that, like me, you’re busy, and we need things to be easy!
- Athletic Greens
- Vanilla protein powder- I used 1st Phorm Level-1 in Vanilla Ice Cream
- Unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
- Xantham gum – this is a thickening agent to make your smoothie thick & creamy
- Frozen tripe berry blend (raspberries, blueberries, & blackberries)
- Vanilla extract
- Granola – I used Purely Elizabeth (code TAMI10 saves you 10%) this is optional but a great idea if you are eating this smoothie for breakfast!
- Sea Salt
Kitchen Tools Required
This recipe requires only a couple of kitchen tools including a blender and some measuring cups & spoons.
How to Make Vanilla Berry Athletic Greens Smoothie
Step 1: Add unsweetened almond milk, Athletic Greens, protein powder, xantham gum, and frozen berries to your blender cup.
Step 2: Blend until smooth (about 20-30 seconds, depending on your blender)
Step 3: Scrape your smoothie (it should be thick & creamy!) into a cup or bowl.
Step 4: Top with granola and berries, if desired
Step 5: Enjoy!
Swaps or Alternatives
Athletic Greens – If you don’t have Athletic Greens specifically, you can swap for any greens powder.
Protein Powder – I used vanilla protein powder from 1st Phorm, but you can use any vanilla protein powder that you have on hand. Or, you can get a little creative and use another flavor – this recipe can be super versatile!
Triple Berry Blend – I prefer a blend of raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries as they have the highest flavor concentration. Strawberries will work well, too, but aren’t as flavorful and may cause more of the green's flavor to sneak through.
Granola – My favorite granola is Purely Elizabeth’s as it’s the perfect blend of sweet and salty, however, you can use any brand of granola. And any flavor for that matter! Furthermore, you can omit the granola altogether if you want a smoothie that you can drink through a straw as opposed to one that requires a spoon. Omitting the granola will also reduce the total calories and carbs in your smoothie.
Unsweetened Almond Milk – I like to use unsweetened vanilla almond milk, however, you can easily substitute it for your favorite milk.
Xantham gum is my best-kept secret for obtaining that thick, creamy, spoonable smoothie, but too much of a good thing is a bad thing – don’t go over on this ingredient or your smoothie can develop an odd texture.
Macros & Nutrition Information
Smoothie without granola topper-
Macro Friendly Vanilla Berry Athletic Greens Smoothie
- 1 Blender
- Measuring cups
- measuring spoons
- 1 scoop Athletic Greens
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder I used 1st Phorm Level-1 in Vanilla Ice Cream
- ¾ cup Unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
- ¼ tsp xantham gum – this is a thickening agent to make your smoothie thick & creamy
- 1 cup frozen tripe berry blend (raspberries, blueberries, & blackberries)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup granola (optional)- I used Purely Elizabeth (code TAMI10 saves you 10%)
- Pinch of sea salt (optional)
- Add unsweetened almond milk, Athletic Greens, protein powder, xantham gum, and frozen berries to your blender cup.
- Blend until smooth (about 20-30 seconds, depending on your blender)
- Scrape your smoothie (it should be thick & creamy!) into a cup or bowl.
- Top with granola and berries, if desired