It’s almost summer and that means daily smoothies for breakfast at my house. This year Cheryl is having them too and it’s a painless way to get more greens in her everyday!
Cheryl tends to get hungry fast after a smoothie breakfast so I like to add some protein powder, avocado or oatmeal to hers. I’ve had a hard time finding a protein powder that is really tasty or at least has an unnoticeable taste. I’m as picky as Cheryl when it comes to protein powder!
I had given up a little on trying new vegan protein powders, then Nutribody sent me some of their vegan vanilla protein powder to try out. I was expecting not be very fond of it, but I was in for a happy surprise – it was really good.
You can hardly tell that it’s added in and there’s none of that hempy after taste that I hate, because it’s made with brown rice and pea protein. It’s also sweetened with stevia and it’s not overly sweet. It’s soy-free, gluten-free and kosher too making it fit into even more diets. There’s 25 grams of protein per scoop at 140 calories with 15 of those calories coming from the 1.5 grams of fat.
I’m giving you my latest favorite smoothie recipe below using my new favorite protein powder, but feel free to modify it to what you have on hand. What’s your favorite protein powder? Smoothie add-in?
Green Pina Colada Smoothie
- 1/2 cup lite coconut milk or use extra nondairy milk
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla nondairy milk
- 2 large kale leaves de-stemmed
- 1/2 to 1 scoop Nutribody Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon goji berries
- 1/2 teaspoon monk fruit in the raw, or sweetener of choice to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon stevia
- 1 whole medium frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 EmergenC, optional
- Blend the milks, kale, protein powder, coconut and goji berries together. Now that you have your green milk add in the sweeteners, frozen fruit and optional EmergenC. If you don't have a powerful blender you may need to use less frozen fruit or add more liquid.
- Blend until smooth and call it breakfast!