As someone who uses powders to boost their protein intake, the usual shakes can get boring pretty quickly.
Whether you're into fitness and nutrition, or you're vegan and find it hard to get enough protein from other food sources, protein powders are excellent. But, we sometimes need to use our imagination to mix things up and create new, exciting recipes.
In this article, Rosie Millen - or @missnutritionist - has shared 3 of her favourite protein smoothie recipes. Each of these uses a different protein powder, but they are all 100% plant-based and all recipes are vegan-friendly.
Strawberries and Cream – Vegan Protein Smoothie Recipe
This first recipe uses the FARMASSIS+ Gym Date Protein in the flavour Madagascan Vanilla.
This powder uses a blend of pea protein, brown rice protein and hemp protein for 16g of protein per scoop, a complete amino acid profile, and a BCAA ratio of 2:1:1.
The Madagascan Vanilla flavour has a creamy and sweet taste, without being overpowering or sickly. It's perfect for those who want a subtle, sweet protein powder that can be enjoyed daily.
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- 10 frozen strawberries
- Two tbsp of coconut milk yoghurt
- 2x scoops FARMASSIS+ Gym Date protein powder
- Cubed ice
Pour all of the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend. Pour over the cubed ice in a large glass and enjoy! Simple as that.
Peanut Butter Protein Power – Vegan Smoothie Recipe
This recipe uses the Core Plant-Based Protein in the flavour Choc-o-late. Again, this protein powder has
16g of protein per scoop, a complete amino acid profile, and a BCAA ratio of 2:1:1.
The Choc-o-late flavour is rich and smooth with a perfect amount of chocolatey sweetness.
- One frozen banana
- One cup of almond milk
- 3x scoops of Core Plant-Based Protein
- 1 tbsp of peanut butter
- Cacao nibs for the top
Put all the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend. Pour into a large glass and sprinkle with cacao nibs.
Green Energy Protein Smoothie – Vegan Recipe
This last recipe uses the Organic Hemp Protein Powder by Honest Hemp.
This powder contains 50% raw hemp protein and is a rich source of natural amino acids. Additionally, it's wonderfully high in fibre and contains magnesium, iron, potassium, and omega 3.
It has an earthy hemp flavour which makes it perfect for a natural green smoothie!
- One cup of coconut or almond milk
- Half an avocado
- One banana
- One scoop of Honest Hemp Protein Powder
- One tbsp of Matcha Powder
- Squeeze of honey
Put all ingredients into a blender and enjoy!
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