Vegan Protein Smoothies Are A Great Option If You’re On The Go – Check Out This Recipe
During my four years and counting of leading a vegan lifestyle, I have learned the ins and outs of receiving my nutrients in various ways. Sometimes I lead a busy lifestyle, and other times I have all the time in the world. When I have time, cooking and nourishing my body seems a lot more attainable. It is when I am busy that I fear I am not feeding my body with the foods it needs and craves. One of my favorite meals, or meal supplements rather, when I am in a pinch for time is a vegan protein smoothie. As mentioned in another blog post “Vegetarian Protein Supplements”, it is mentioned that smoothies are a great way to add extra health foods into your meal such as nut butters, chia seeds, nuts, flax seeds and protein powders. It is actually quite simple to achieve a delicious and nutritious high protein vegan smoothie even if the clock is ticking. Allow me to introduce you to my favorite protein vegan smoothie recipe of all time. I call it the Chocolate Banana Nut Protein Smoothie.
Vegan Protein Smoothie Recipe
For this Chocolate Banana Nut Protein Smoothie all you will need are the ingredients listed below as well as a high speed blender. This is one of the easiest vegan protein smoothie recipes to follow, I hope you end up trying it out!
- 1 whole frozen banana (cut into chunks)
- 1 cup plant based milk of choice (I use cashew)
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 scoop chocolate vegan protein powder (I use Garden Of Life)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp almond butter
The directions for this vegan meal replacement smoothie are extremely simple. Add all of your ingredients to the blender and blend on high until smooth. If the consistency is too thin feel free to add more frozen bananas. If the consistency is too thick add more plant based milk or water.
Serve It Up!
Vegan protein smoothies recipes don’t get much more complicated than this. When you’re all done blending, grab your favorite glass (I love using a large mason jar), and pour your vegan smoothie protein packed meal right in. Add a reusable straw and enjoy. Vegan meal replacement smoothies are seriously one of the best options if you are on the go and need to get your protein in. There are hundreds of other recipes you can follow and combinations of ingredients you can add into your blender to achieve the same outcome. If you feel like you are lacking greens from your diet, add them in. If you feel you are lacking fiber from your diet, add in some extra flax seeds. No matter the mixture, I can guarantee this meal will leave you feeling nourished.
Make It a Bowl
If drinking liquid doesn’t fill you up because you are someone who needs to chew your food, try turning this smoothie into a smoothie bowl. Rather than pouring it into a cup, pour it into a bowl and add your favorite toppings. To my Chocolate Banana Nut Protein Smoothie I like adding crunchy granola, banana slices and coconut flakes on top. I find that when I do this on days I am feeling hungrier, I feel satiated for longer. This is a valid option that is still quite quick and simple to make, and if anything will provide you with even more nutrients depending on the toppings you use. Get creative when making these vegan meal replacement smoothies, but more importantly, enjoy every last sip!
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