Goodmorning! Ready for a delish natural vitamin/fibre/protein packed smoothie to start your day?? I totally made up the name for this by using LEO as a cute short form. The actual full name would have been Stawberry Mango Lettuce, Egg white & Oatmeal smoothie so I thought I’d make it easier on you all and shorten it like we do with BLT. haha. 🙂 So I know to some this combination of flavours sounds weird and not to appealing but if you’ve never tried a smoothie with these ingredients before, then your in for a surprise! The oat flavour pairs really well with the fruit and the romaine blends so you hardly know it’s there, covered by the sweet taste of strawberry and mango. Plus egg whites are a great source of protein without adding any flavour. Overall I loved the tangy/sweet taste of this shake! I will be making it again! Let me know if you try it :).
Serves 1-2 (This makes a lot! so you could probably turn it into 2 servings if you’d like!)
-1/2 cup liquid egg whites
-1 cup frozen strawberries(140g)
-3/4 cup frozen mango(140g)
-7-8 leaves of romaine lettuce(100g)
-2 tbsp large flake or rolled oats
-1 tbsp flax seed
-1/4 tsp vanilla extract
-1/2 cup water (more or less depending on how thick you like your smoothie)
-1/8 tsp xanthan gum (optional but recommended for a thicker smoothie!)
-Optional: pinch of sweetener of choice(I didn’t add any but you can if you like your smoothies sweeter!)
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender until very smooth! Serve in a bowl and eat with a spoon or a cup with a straw, whichever way it will be delicious! Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts for entire recipe: 319 calories, 46g carbs, 6g fat, 19g protein, 9g fibre