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Lentil Green Smoothie

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
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Stephanie McKercher, MS RDN | The Grateful Grazer

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 to create desired consistency.