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Clean Lean Protein

Recipe by Charissa & Co.

As we all know, most juice bars sell smoothies. But often when we actually look at what goes into them, you might as well have a milkshake from the local diner.

Smoothies or shakes are meant to be an easy way to get a snack or meal in when you are time conscious. We want shakes/smoothies to be free from processed ingredients.

Most of these store-bought and juice bar type shakes are often typically sweetened heavily with sugar, contain minimal or low-quality protein sources, and missing many of the nutrients found in whole foods.

When making your smoothie/shake: Follow the following steps.


Nut milks (free from added sugars) or

coconut water

or water

(avoid juice in your shake or smoothie) juice is loaded with sugars, rather opt by adding the whole fruit into the smoothie, this will give you fiber and the nutrients.


High Quality protein, I use @nuzest Plant based protein


Depending on your activity levels and goals, carbs can vary from whole fruits, once again keep fruits at a minimal, whole grains like some oats, or quinoa (precooked and left to cool overnight)

Leafy greens you can add as much, they are the best to bulk up your smoothie and they are so packed with nutrients.


Whole fats, use a tsp measure. Fats are good, however they are also very energy dense, so you want to be mindful of the amount….

Peanut butters, almond butter, whole nuts, cashew nut butter any nuts or seeds you enjoy.