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Add protein and fiber to your smoothie--without dairy or protein powder--with lentils. They're a sneaky source of plant-based protein in this healthy smoothie recipe.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2017




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place lentils, coconut milk, berries, banana, coconut, honey and ice cubes in a blender. Blend on high until very smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Garnish with more coconut, if desired.



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).

Nutrition Facts

1 3/4 cups
322 calories; protein 10.9g; carbohydrates 57.7g; dietary fiber 8.8g; sugars 20.8g; fat 8.2g; saturated fat 6.2g; vitamin a iu 440IU; vitamin c 16.2mg; folate 93.5mcg; calcium 108.5mg; iron 3.4mg; magnesium 73.3mg; potassium 613.8mg; sodium 25.8mg; added sugar 6g.

1 starch, 1 1/2 fruit, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 1/2 lean meat, 1 1/2 fat