Smoothies and lentils are not two words you would normally find together. I’d never heard of a smoothie being made with lentils before so when a Canadian Lentils Contest came round for Canadian Food Bloggers, I decided to make smoothie made with lentils and enter the contest.
I didn’t win the contest but I won my kids over as they had no clue their smoothies were made with lentils!
It’s important to use cooked lentils in this recipe as they are soft and puree easily. I add everything into my blender or container at once. We enjoy our smoothies thick like milkshakes as they tend to melt quick. Adding smoothies is a great way to get an added protein boost.
- ½ avocado
- 1 tsp fresh ginger, peeled & sliced into coins
- ½ cup apple, peeled & diced
- ½ banana
- ½ cup cooked green lentils
- 1 cup frozen berries
- ½ cup fresh spinach
- ¼ cup water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup coconut milk
- Add everything into your blender or mixer container and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.