Here are some of the best plant-protein sources:


  • LEGUMES (Lupin, Lentil, Green Peas, Soy, Red, Black, Yellow, Fava, Chickpeas) • 1/2 cup contains from 15-26 grams of protein depending on the type of legume. ...

  • SPIRULINA. • ...

  • CHIA SEEDS. • ...


  • BROCCOLI. • ...

  • QUINOA. • ...

  • HEMP SEEDS. • ...


  • Tofu


  • Lentils

  • Peanuts or peanut butter

  • Wild rice

  • Chickpeas (humus)

  • Almonds

  • Steel cut oatmeal

  • Raw cashews

  • Potatoes (especially sweet potatoes)

  • Spinach

  • Corn

  • Avocado

  • Broccoli

  • Brussels sprouts

Jackie’s  Healthy SMOOTHIE Grocery List



Organic celery

Italian parsley

1 green pepper

2 red peppers

1 cucumber

2 tomatoes

ORGANIC  spinach

ORGANIC bunch of broccoli

Fresh ginger   

ORGANIC green or purple cabbage

3 Avocados  


3 lemons     

2 red delicious apples  

1 fuji apple OR honey crisp apple

Use a POWERFUL blender – best of the best is the NutribulletRX  so you get ALL this whole food liquefied. You are NOT juicing!  A Vitamix will also work well. You can get the RX on AMAZON for $119.00!!

NOTE:  Experiment with how much of each you want in your smoothie. Kale is strong tasting, so use one leaf at first, build up to more. Spinach is mild, naturally slightly sweet

TO MAKE FIRST SMOOTHIE Batch (lasts a couple days)

1 Avocado, spinach, Kale, 1 red pepper, 1 green pepper, 2 apples, 1 cucumber, 1 tomato, a few mushrooms – WITH the celery and 2 lemons (yes, peel the lemons and avocado!), several ginger slices, and some parsley sprigs all make for a nice blended super healthy smoothie

For taste, pour out an individual amount to drink and add blueberries, or banana, to blend at the last moment. (Do not add any fruit other than apples to the drink when making the large batch for a day or two, the fruit would start to ferment)

I coached a friend with these smoothies, they lost 48 lbs over 11 months, doing one smoothie daily as a meal replacement, and also power walking 4 x per week.