ranch house salad smoothie

Ranch House Salad Smoothie | A Nutritionist Eats

I know. The title is kind of scary. But also soooooo intriguing!

I’ll be the first to say that the words ‘ranch house salad smoothie’ give reason for pause. But if you’re getting sick of salads at lunch and love the convenience of smoothies, you’ve got to give this savory smoothie a try.

Ranch House Salad Smoothie | A Nutritionist Eats

The first time I made this salad smoothie we had a friend over and after the first sip we all looked at each other with confused faces. But then we took another sip. And then another. We all decided that in a weird way, we liked it. It honestly tastes like a salad with ranch dressing. Which is always good in my opinion. :)

Health-wise, it’s a great way to eat a variety of vegetables all packaged up with some high-protein greek yogurt and healthy-fat avocado. I’d pair it with some deli turkey or a slice of toast with a slice of melted goat cheese for a perfect lunch.

Ranch House Salad Smoothie | A Nutritionist Eats

I can’t take credit for this salad smoothie idea though, I found the recipe in a book called, Green Smoothie Cleanse: Detox, Lose Weight and Restore Your Health with the World’s Most Powerful Superfoods by Lisa Sussman. I was sent the book to review and while I have no intention of going on a smoothie “cleanse” I love that this book is full of smoothie ideas and inspiration. Check it out if you’re getting sick of your standard smoothies, the recipes won’t disappoint.

nutrition facts: 456 calories, 24 grams of fat, 27 grams of protein, 42 g carbohydrates, 12 g fiber

Ranch House Salad Smoothie

by Green Smoothie Cleanse

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Keywords: blender salad gluten-free high protein low-carb vegetarian

 

Ingredients (16 oz (1 serving))

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 onion (I used less)
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon chives
  • 1 teaspoon dill
  • dash of salt & pepper

Instructions

Blend until smooth.

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Comments

  1. says

    hmmm i’m not quite sure what to think about this! a savory smoothie. i just told my husband and he said who wants a savory smoothie?!? haha. i can’t say i’m totally into the idea but it doesn’t freak me out as much as it does him.

  2. says

    Wow, a savory smoothie? The flavors sound great, but I’m such a texture person! I always swear that I’d like bloody marys if I could drink them warm and with a spoon!

  3. Jane says

    Now that’s an interesting smoothie. I may have to try that. Which reminds me, does anyone have any thoughts on “archonutrition”? Apparently sweet is healthy again…! A couple of my friends are raving about this book at http://www.archofood.blogspot.com but I’m still thinking about it. I don’t know if its a bit wacky or what. One lost a ton of weight and her skin looks really good. I think its something to do with fruit milk and honey, but there’s this whole new philosophy behind it as well.

  4. Charlotte says

    Just finished making and drinking this. I swapped out the salad greens for kale and I added celery seed along with the dill weed. This SOOOOOO delish and it’s now my new smoothie. I love it!

    • Emily says

      I’m so glad to hear that Charlotte! I was starting to think I was the only one who liked this sort of thing. :) I love the addition of celery seed and dill weed, I’ll be adding it to my next version!

  5. Sandra Mort says

    I was actually googling for savory smoothies when I found this! Lots of them are out there, but almost none have any protein to speak of. This looks like a far more usable starting place than almost anything else I’ve found yet. I was thinking about gazpacho or chilled cream of tomato soup, but wasn’t really sure where to go from there. Most of the time, I can’t choke down anything sweet in the morning and yes, that includes fruit.

    • Emily says

      You could add extra tomatoes and basil to this to make it more tomato soup-esque! You have to let me know if you try and what you think!

      • Sandra Mort says

        Actually, I’m supposed to be going off of nightshades, but was trying to use that as a jumping off place and just kept running into dead ends. This is PERFECT. Thank you!!!

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