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

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