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Vegan Smoothie Recipes: Coconut Almond Green Protein Smoothie

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Vegan Smoothie Recipes: Coconut Almond Green SmoothieThis weekend, I wanted to take some time to make a recipe for the smoothie I want to serve at our event next Saturday. One of our event sponsors is Vega, which I eat literally almost every day using a variety of Vega protein recipes. I come home on weekdays at 10 pm, so most of the time I just eat a smoothie bowl with Vega, a banana, and some hemp seeds, and an orange (or two). Vega One is one of the only things that will keep me full, nourish my body and rebuild my muscles, while still being so easy and convenient. One scoop serving contains an incredible 6 servings of greens (from broccoli, kale, spirulina, and chlorella), and 20 g of complete vegan protein, Omega-3, antioxidants, and probiotics. It’s also sweetened with stevia and has negligible amount of sugar, and the ingredients list sounds like the menu of your favorite organic vegan cafe: maca, shittake mushrooms, acai, goji, and more.

In terms of taste, I wanted to create a dreamy, creamy, green protein smoothie with notes of coconut, almond, and dates. And the result was absolutely incredible! The key is using frozen banana *and* frozen spinach for the smoothest and richest consistency. This Vega protein recipe tastes like those $8-10 smoothies, super smooth and just perfectly creamy and sweet while still being healthy. It packs in over 25 g of vegan protein in every serving, making it perfect for breakfast, post-workout snack, or even a meal replacement.

Vegan Smoothie Recipes: Coconut Almond Green Smoothie

High Protein Coconut Almond Green Smoothie

Prep time: 3 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Total time: 3 minutes

Serving: 1

Ingredients

1 cup almond milk

1 scoop Vega One coconut almond flavor (about 3 tbsp)

1/2 cup frozen spinach

1 medium frozen banana

1 Medjool date

1 tbsp coconut shreds, plus more for topping

1 tbsp almond butter

*Peel bananas and break them into 2-3″ chunks, then place in a sealed container and keep in the freezer. This way you can have the best tasting smoothies all the time!

– Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. This recipe makes very creamy and thick, smoothie-bowl-ready smoothie. You can add a splash or two more of almond milk to thin it a bit more, if you prefer.

-Top with more coconut flakes on top. You’ll love it, just trust me!
Enjoy! 😀

Update: the smoothie was a smash hit at the event–people couldn’t get enough and I got so many recipe requests. Good thing I could just point them to this page! 😉

Vega Protein Recipes: Coconut Almond Green Protein Smoothie

Have you tried Vega One or any Vega protein recipes? 

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Juhea Kim
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Juhea now lives in NYC with her Oreo cookie cat, Zeus. When she is not writing, she enjoys running in Central Park, yoga, and teaching Barre classes. Follow Juhea on Instagram @peacefuldumpling, Google+ and Pinterest.
  • Juhea Kim

    p.s. you can add 1 more tbsp almond butter for up to 30 g of protein, if you really need a boost! 😀

  • This will be perfect to refuel after your class! Seriously, I already know I’m going to be sooo sore on Sunday. Cannot. Wait. <3

    • Juhea Kim

      tee hee, you will be sore, i’m not going to sugar coat it!! 😀 secret tip: it’s going to be a thigh- and seat-intensive. walking up the stairs may be difficult. 😉

  • Louise Gagnon

    I was worried I wouldn’t like it so I only bought the small envelope of Vega Plus coconut almond. Today I’m going back for the big jug!!!! I really REALLY loved it!!! It was a nice change from my usual banana, cocoa powder, flax seed smoothie!!

    • Juhea Kim

      oh yay!! i’m so glad you liked it Louise. I wouldn’t lead you down to the wrong path 😉 hehe and I loved it so much, i can’t wait to make it again! 😀

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