Green Protein Smoothie
Lentils in a smoothie recipe? Yes! They're a healthy source of plant-based protein, adding 3 grams more protein than an equal-size portion of nonfat plain yogurt and 4 grams more fiber than a typical serving of protein powder.
Tips: To cook red lentils: Cook in boiling water until just tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and cool. (1 cup dry = 2 1/2 cups cooked.) Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Or freeze in 1/2-cup portions for up to 3 months (thaw before using).
1 1/2 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 2 fruit, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 1/2 lean meat