This frozen green pea smoothie has a mild flavor, with a ton of nutrients. Paired with bananas and dates this frozen pea smoothie makes for a sweet treat full of nourishment for the day.
A green pea smoothie is the perfect smoothie recipe for breakfast or a snack. It is a pea protein shake, but without pea protein powder.
I talk about how smoothies can help you sneak in vegetables and nutrients in this article about how to make smoothies for blood pressure, and this list of 19 DASH diet smoothies. This pea smoothie is no different!
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Green Pea Nutrition
I do like using pea protein and have even used pea protein powder in these turmeric energy balls, but I challenge you to try to use frozen peas in a smoothie because they are inexpensive and full of nutrients!
In the table below, look at how many heart healthy nutrients are in one cup of green peas:
Are Green Peas Good For Smoothies?
Green peas are good for smoothies because they are an excellent source of fiber and protein. They blend in almost any blender and are pretty tasteless.
Can You Add Frozen Peas To Smoothies?
Yes, you can add frozen peas to smoothies! Adding frozen peas offer a nutritional boost, and their sweet taste adds a refreshing twist to a traditional smoothie. As a bonus, adding frozen peas to smoothies you don’t need to add any ice!
Why Make A Green Pea Smoothie?
- It has 20 grams of protein in one smoothie
- Has 11 grams of fiber in one smoothie
- Does not use protein powder
- Contains plant protein
- It can be made ahead
- It is sustainable
- the addition of fruit makes this smoothie sweet
The question should be why NOT use frozen peas in smoothies?
Ingredients in a frozen pea smoothie include:
- Banana – Rich in blood pressure-lowering potassium, they are perfect for those following the DASH diet
- Frozen Green Peas – Are likely already in your freezer, and have cholesterol-lowering plant protein that is recommended by the Portfolio Diet
- Spinach – Keeps this smoothie a refreshing green color, while unclogging arteries too. This can be frozen or fresh.
- Chia Seeds – Full of soluble fiber, healthy fats and heart-healthy minerals like potassium and magnesium.
- Dates – Adds natural sweeteness
- Greek Yogurt – For more protein, and blood pressure lowering calcium
- Soy Milk – More plant-based protein to keep you full and satiated
How To Make
It can’t get any easier to make this pea smoothie. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender, and blitz! If you want to be really picky, try blending the milk and spinach first to get the greens nicely mixed. Then add the green peas, banana, and dates.
And because the peas are frozen, it means you don’t have to add any ice.
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- Don’t have spinach? Try kale. These greens are a really important part of the MIND diet.
- Want to make this dairy-free? Add coconut yogurt
- Add a scoop of nut butter!
- Don’t have chia seed? Try ground flaxseed instead.
Other Beans To Try in Your Smoothie
Tell me you are going to try this bright green pea shake? Remember, it will meet your health goals too!
Recipe by Brooke Harris, Nutrition Student. Article was written by Veronica Rouse, MAN, RD, CDE.
- 1 Blender
- 1 banana
- ½ cup green peas frozen
- ½ cup spinach
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 date pitted
- ⅓ cup Greek yogurt
- 1 cup unsweetened soy milk
- In a blender add all ingredients together
- Blend until smooth
- Serve cold and enjoy!