This 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.
High Protein Coconut Almond Green Smoothie
Prep time: 3 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Total time: 3 minutes
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!
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! 😉
Have you tried Vega One or any Vega protein recipes?
Mango Maca Skin Smoothing Smoothie
Get more like this—Subscribe for our daily inspirational newsletter for exclusive content!
Photo: Peaceful Dumpling