Smoothies are my all time favorite breakfast. They are quick, easy, travel-friendly and full of your essential vitamins and minerals. They are the perfect way to start your day!
Today, I am sharing with you the vegan smoothie I have been drinking every morning for the last two months. With an emphasis on my daily essential nutrients, this smoothie is delicious, refreshing and will keep you energized and full until lunch.
Here is what you will need:
(*Note: I don’t use measurements when making a smoothie, so just eyeball it.)
- Almond milk
- Frozen mixed berries/Frozen cherries
- Cacao powder
- Raw maca powder
- Green powder
- Vegan strawberry protein powder
- Raw fiber
- Ground flax seeds
So before you blend everything together, let me explain a few things…
I started using a protein powder after my holistic doctor recommended I make sure my protein levels were high enough to help my acne prone skin.
Vegans are often questioned about their protein intake because many people don’t realize that plants have a substantial amount of protein on their own. The only reason animal meat is regarded as a main source of protein is because that animal ate plants before it was killed. Therefore, by eating the animal’s flesh, you are eating the recycled amino acids left in the animal’s meat from when it ate the plant.
I personally prefer to eat my protein right from the source. I opted to add a protein powder into my daily routine because there are some days I don’t eat as many vegetables as I should and I want to make sure my body has enough protein to run on throughout the day.
I recently stopped eating bananas as I was eating about 4-5 a day. I am experimenting with a few things health wise right now and I deleted bananas as part of this experiment.
This raw fiber from Garden of Life is a great digestive aid and a source of Omega-3 fatty acids. I use half a scoop in this smoothie recipe.
Maca powder is rich in Vitamins B, C, and E and adds a boost of energy to this smoothie. Maca is also great for women’s health as it can balance hormones, level out moods and even increase libido.
This green powder from Paradise is full of antioxidants and provides about 24 serving of fruit and vegetables in just one scoop. At least, that is what the brand claims. Even though I add spinach to my smoothie, I like knowing that I am getting an even bigger dose of vegetables, especially in the morning.
Flax seeds are another food high in Omega-3 and fiber. With antioxidant qualities, these seeds are a great way to thicken up this nutrient-rich smoothie.
This chocolatey powder goes beautifully with this fruity smoothie. Sometimes instead of mixed berries, I will add frozen cherries instead which makes this smoothie taste like a milkshake. Cacao is an excellent source of calcium and potassium, as well as a cognitive functions booster. But basically, it just tastes amazing if you are a chocolate lover like I am.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe! Let me know if you try it out!