3 Vegan Protein Smoothies to Jumpstart Your Morning

It’s easy to get into the habit of skipping breakfast, or grabbing something that’s less-than-healthy. Even if what we are eating is “healthy” it might not be the best balance of macronutrients to keep your body fuelled until your next snack or meal. So, if you find that you’re in need of a healthy morning meal, pull together a breakfast protein smoothie and start your day off on the right foot. We’ve got a few recipes using our own 22 Days Nutrition Plant-Protein Powder.

1. The Popeye Smoothie

1 scoop 22 Days Plant-Protein Powder (your choice of flavor)

1 Frozen banana

1 cup of almond milk

1 handful of spinach

1 tbsp of almond butter  

2. Strawberry Dreams Smoothie

1 scoop 22 Days Strawberry Plant Protein Powder

1 Frozen banana

1 cup of almond milk  

3. Chocolate Thunder Cup Smoothie

1 scoop 22 Days Chocolate Plant Protein Powder

1 Frozen banana

1 cup of almond milk

10 raw almonds

1/4 cup of raw oats  

Make Your Own Vegan Smoothie

Making your own smoothie is easy – you just need a few key ingredients to mix and match. Here are some suggestions:

  • ¼ cup fruit (frozen or fresh): blueberries, strawberries, banana, raspberries, mango, peaches, cherries, apples, apricots, grapes, pomegranate
  • ¼ cup vegetables: celery, broccoli, kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, carrot, cucumber, beets, tomatoes
  • Protein: 1 scoop Plant-Protein Powder
  • Fat: 1 tablespoon almond butter, cashew butter, sunflower or pumpkin seed butter, ½ avocado
  • 1 cup liquid: rice milk, almond milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, water, juice, coconut water, green/herbal tea
  • Additions: chia seeds, old-fashioned oats, spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger), vanilla extract, cocoa powder, ground flax seeds, ground hemp seeds/hearts

Setting up for Smoothies

If you have a favorite fruit (or two) – pay attention to growing seasons in your area. It’s easy to pick up 10 or 20 pound flats of fruit from local growers when they are in season, which you can then separate into Ziploc bags and freeze for when they’re needed. But don’t discount veggies! By introducing vegetables into your morning smoothie, you’re increasing the vitamins, minerals, and fiber that you consume in the morning, which will set you up for a more productive day.

More Fiber!

Increasing the fiber content in smoothies by adding fibrous veggies or seeds is a great idea for breakfast recipes. It slows down your digestion so you can properly absorb all the wondrous nutrients in your smoothie, as well as helping you feel full longer, so you aren’t reaching for that 10 am donut. But don’t just take our word for it! Try out a breakfast smoothie and see how your day changes when you start it off right.