Veggie Protein Smoothie

½ lemon – peeled and seeded
½ apple – peeled, chopped and cored
½ cup kale
½ cup spinach
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop plain plant-based protein powder
3 ice cubes
Water to blend – optional
Pour almond milk into blender first, then add lemon and apple. Add protein powder, kale and spinach last. Blend at low speed 15 to 20 seconds to ensure ingredients are chopped. Add ice cubes and mix at high speed for 10 to 15 more seconds until smoothie is at a thick consistency. Garnish with mint leaves if desired.