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.
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.
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
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
Blend until smooth.