My Get Lean Green Smoothie

My Get Lean Green Smoothie

My endearment for smoothies is much like my fondness for soup. Both taste delicious, both come in a variety of textures and flavours and both, I quite enjoy. But truth be told, I much prefer to eat my calories rather than drink ’em. So when I’m prepping for a competition, it’s safe to assume I avoid soups and smoothies much like I avoid asparagus in the off-season.

Asparagus can disappear off the face of the Earth for all I care!! I’m bulking now so you can go to Hell you bland, boring, overpriced, fibrous, green devil!!!!!!

Huh? What? ANYWAY… Since I don’t plan to compete again until next spring or summer and I’m able to consume more daily calories, my off-season meal plan does include a green smoothie every morning.

Yes, I still follow a meal plan even in the off-season. And yes, I pretty much eat the same foods all year round, just more of them and a wider variety of fruits and veggies.

Here’s the recipe for a low-cal smoothie I’ve been drinking everyday. I love adding fresh herbs to it. Parsley is so good for digestion and a natural diuretic (just like **shudders** asparagus.) And mint is another great digestive tonic. Alkalizing, high fiber and high protein– it’s the perfect way to start the day! Hope you agree!

Sam Shorkey’s Get Lean Green Smoothie


2 handfuls of spinach
1 small handful fresh parsley
1 small handful (2- 3 sprigs) fresh mint leaves
1/4 tsp. fresh ginger
3 Tbsp. lemon juice (or juice of one lemon)
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 scoops Jacked on the Beanstalk vanilla protein powder
2 cups water


It’s a smoothie… You know the drill! Combine all ingredients in blender and BLEND! Pour into a tall glass then stare at your abs in the mirror and/or flex your biceps whilst drinking it. We all do this… Right?

– Sam

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  • Deryn @ Running on Real Food: November 04, 2014

    Haha, I love your description of asparagus! This smoothie looks delicious, thanks for sharing!

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