Green Vanilla Vega Protein Smoothie


February 6, 2013

This green vanilla Vega protein smoothie is vegan and gluten-free, is loaded with protein, and tastes like dessert. This is a fantastic workout smoothie.

This green vanilla Vega protein smoothie is vegan and gluten-free, is loaded with protein, and tastes like dessert.

I love the Vega protein powders, and they’re constantly improving the flavor, texture, and nutritional profile.

While I maintain that eating whole foods is the best way to get your nutrients, powdered supplements like the Vega protein powder can be useful to ensure you get your quota of macro and micro nutrients.

In 1 scoop of the vanilla protein powder you get about 50% of the daily intake of vitamins and minerals; 15g of plant-based protein (pea protein, sacha inchi protein, hemp seed protein, sprouted whole grain brown rice protein); 6g of fiber (mainly from flax, inulin, and pea); 1.5g plant-based omega-3 from white chia, whole flax seed and hemp; powerful antioxidants from maqui, goji, açaí berries, pomegranate seeds, mangosteen, and grape seed extract; probiotics and digestive enzymes; greens from chlorella (cracked cell, high CGF), alfalfa grass, spinach leaf, broccoli, and kale; and maca powder which is rich in amino acids, alkaloids, sterols, vitamins and minerals to help you balance, invigorate, energize and maintain good health.

This vanilla Vega protein smoothie is really delicious and will help power your day.

If you’re not a fan of bananas or want to reduce the sugar content add more avocado to this protein smoothie, and add stevia to taste.

Find more delicious smoothie recipes in The Blender Girl Smoothies app.

*Probiotic Powder – I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.

*Celtic Sea Salt – I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.

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Green Vanilla Vega Protein Smoothie

This green vanilla Vega protein smoothie is vegan and gluten-free, is loaded with protein, and tastes like dessert. This is a fantastic workout smoothie. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 16-ounce glasses
Author Tess Masters

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (480ml) unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup (25g) curly kale
  • 1/2 cup Vega vanilla protein powder (1 scoop)
  • 1/2 medium avocado, pitted and peeled
  • Pinch of Celtic sea salt
  • 1 medium-sized frozen sliced banana
  • 1 cup (125g) ice cubes

optional boosters:

Instructions

  1. Throw all of the ingredients into your blender (including any boosters) and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy. 

Recipe Notes

*Probiotic Powder - I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.

*Celtic Sea Salt - I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.

Find more delicious smoothie recipes in The Blender Girl Smoothies app
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak

Comments

Comments 17

    1. Hey Alissabeth, thankyou for bringing this up. I was so tired when I wrote this post that I forgot to mention alternatives to bananas. I just amended for you. *If you are not a fan of bananas, you can thicken this smoothie with a bit of raw coconut meat, avocado, or a handful of raw cashews or macadamias, and then sweeten with some pitted dates or a few tablespoons of another sweetener of your choice like maple syrup, coconut sugar, raw agave etc. Enjoy 🙂

  1. Hi, I was wondering, are the vanilla flavors in the Vega Vanilla Chai okay for people on an anti-candida diet? I’m new to the diet and am just getting into researching recipes so any info you can give me I’d appreciate. Thank you =)

    1. Jenilyn, I suffer from candida and don’t have a problem with the vanilla in this blend. Having said that, I am pretty sure it is not alcohol-free. So, if you are on stage one of Body Ecology, or being really strict, I would give it a miss just to be sure. It certainly has only stevia to sweeten it. I hope this helps.

      1. Hey Lindsay, this is not really low calorie smoothie, and contains up to two bananas which have a high natural sugar content. I don’t recommend drinking any one smoothie every single day. We need to mix things up and get nutritional diversity in our diets. I blend different leafy greens and veggies every day for this reason. I prefer a more alkaline shake to get a great start in the morning for breakfast. But, this sure is FABULOUS for a treat!

    1. Yes, this smoothie ROCKS! Yes, the Vega products are all gluten free. I am GF, and everything I post on this site is Gluten Free.

  2. I’ve been drinking this smoothie every morning for breakfast: Vega chai, half a frozen banana, unsweetened almond milk and a scoop of PB2. It might be in my head but I think I’ve been gaining weight. Any thoughts on drinking daily?

    1. Hey Lindsay, this is not really low calorie smoothie, and contains up to two bananas which have a high natural sugar content. I don’t recommend drinking any one smoothie every single day. We need to mix things up and get nutritional diversity in our diets. I blend different leafy greens and veggies every day for this reason. I also don’t consume Vega protein powder every day. Have you looked at food combining. Check out the link under the How To section of my Resources tab. That changed my life! It has worked extremely well for so many of my readers watching their weight. I hope this helps.

  3. Thanks for sharing this up! I will try mango instead of banana, do you think It will make good blend? 🙂 and add the avocado that you recommended for the potassium we need.

    1. I think that would be an AMAZING blend. I LOVE mango chai. If it isn’t quite right, add in a tiny bit of banana or dates. Enjoy 🙂

  4. This looks great. While I’m a huge fan of the Vega products, I’ve had a bit of trouble finding a way to make them taste great in my smoothies. This recipe looks like it might be a winner. I will try this recipe this week. Thanks for sharing!

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