I’m back into smoothies! After a good six months in an inconsistent rhythm, I’ve finally found a routine that suits me and means I can fit in a smoothie in the morning rather than having a hurried bowl of cereal at work. It may also be partly down to my excitement to use my new Nutribullet* – I’m like a kid on Christmas every morning!
Before work, I’ve been making a delightful vegan protein smoothie using Sunwarrior Warrior Blend protein powder. I’ve written quite extensively on protein for vegetarians (see here and here) as it was something I really used to worry about. It’s funny, the moment you tell someone you’ve turned vegetarian, they’ll ask you how you’re going to get your protein, and then observe you carefully for a few months after, half-expecting you to waste away. Lucky for me, I’ve always had quite a well-balanced diet, and I love to top up anything I’m missing in the tastiest way possible, hence the Warrior Blend Chocolate Vegan Protein!
My morning smoothie is a mix of slow-burning carbohydrates, in the form of oats and banana, vegan protein for an added protein boost, and Alpro Almond Unsweetened Milk* to keep everything churning. In fact, plant-based milk is often fortified with B12 and nutrients vegans and vegetarians need (see my post here about which plant-based milk is best and also find out why I don’t drink organic plant-based milk) as well as other vitamins.
Chocolate banana smoothie
- In your blender, put in your banana in chunks, oats (I like ultrafine), vegan protein powder, almond milk, and pop the lid on
- Blend – for a Nutribullet, this will be 20-30 seconds, for a blender, a little longer
- Decant into a glass – if I’m running late, I like to take it to work in my glass bottle – and if you prefer it slightly colder, add a few ice cubes