Like everyone else in the world, I’m a salted caramel fiend. It’s. Just. So. Good….
Making smoothies can often be complicated and intimidating, but it shouldn’t have to be! So I wanted to share a recipe for an easy, accessible smoothie made with 4 simple ingredients. Although it can be nice to sometimes indulge, we don’t all have access to exotic ‘superfood’ powders. A pared back, wholesome smoothie is definitely enough and this smoothie in particular is just delicious.
Frozen berries, frozen banana, plant-based milk and protein. That’s it. Simple, wholesome and delicious.
This Vegan Berry Vanilla Protein Smoothie is perfect as a post-workout recovery snack, or for breakfast when paired with a slice of toast or some granola. I hope you enjoy!
Vegan Berry Vanilla Protein Smoothie
1 & 1/4 cup of rice milk (or other milk of choice)
2 heaped tbsp PSA Vanilla + Cinnamon Bio Pro Vegan Protein
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen mixed berries
(optional) a handful of frozen kale/spinach
Chocolate-anything gets a big thumbs up for me, all day every day. And when that chocolate something doubles up to also be healthy and nutritious, it gets two massive thumbs up and a wide grin. I kid not, this smoothie tastes like a decadent chocolate thickshake. Miraculously though, it’s sugar free, as well as being packed with plant-based protein, so it’s a win-win smoothie, really.
I have been drinking this smoothie religiously every day primarily because it tastes like what chocolate dreams are made of, but also as a way to survive the ridiculously hot Australian summer weather and to satisfy my unchanging late afternoon sweet tooth. I will often make this smoothie as a post-yoga or pilates protein boost/snack, and it makes me feel great. I’ve chosen to use Bare Blends vegan protein powder, but feel free to add your own favourite protein blend, or none at all if you feel so inclined.
Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie
Makes one serving.
1 1/2 cups almond milk (or other plant-based milk if your choosing)
2 tbsp Bare Blends Raw Peruvian Power Protein
1 1/2 tbsp cacao powder
1 frozen banana
1 tbsp Ridiculously Delicious Crunchy Peanut Butter
Simply combine all ingredients in a high powered blender until smooth. Enjoy!
I’m a big dessert fan, particularly of the chocolate and caramel variety, but sometimes (most times) I’m too lazy or don’t have the time to get in the kitchen and make a delicious something. Enter dessert smoothies, the lazy man’s alternative to dessert making. I know this isn’t pecan pie, but if you’re craving something sweet and need your dessert fix, this smoothie is your friend. It’s thick and creamy, sweet and caramel-like from the maca powder and maple syrup, and considerably healthy (always a plus!). I hope you enjoy and Happy Holidays!
Pecan Pie Smoothie
Makes one serving
1 cup almond milk
1 frozen banana
small handful raw pecans
2 tsp pure maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp maca powder
tiny pinch of salt
Simply blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Enjoy!