Wednesday, September 7, 2011

And the winner is...

...Shannon!  I can't wait to run the 5k with you this weekend!  And then because we have a mutual love for all delicious vegan food, we will most definitely be enjoying breakfast together after!
Who else wants to join us?! You can still register!

This morning I shared teaser photos of my diet lately, mainly consisting of protein smoothies. 
Protein powders aren't something I invest in often.  Simply because it is just investment.  So expensive, and the vegan, whole foods protein powders are crazy!  Ultimately I am cheap.  I won't sacrifice my health for cheapness, but if it isn't a necessity, rarely will I invest a ton of money.  So I picked up a huge container from Trader Joe's of their brand soy vanilla protein powder.  I haven't tried it with just water, but in a smoothie it tastes wonderful.  It packs 25 grams of protein per serving and has a very short ingredient list.  While ultimately I would prefer a pea or hemp protein, this soy protein does the trick. 

Basic Protein Smoothie
Serves 1

I always start with this basic smoothie recipe, and just add other fun ingredients I have on hand.  But in a pinch, even this basic recipe works and tastes delicious! 

Prep time: less than 10 minutes


1 banana, frozen or fresh
~1/2 cup Almond Milk or favorite non-dairy milk
1 serving Vanilla Protein Powder
1 tsp cinnamon
~1 cup ice cubes

Optional Ingredients:

1 tbsp peanut butter
1/4 cup rolled oats
other frozen or fresh fruit
Chia seeds
Flax seedsadd more or less liquid as needed


Combine all ingredients in blender except ice and blend together.  Add in ice last until smooth.

Print Recipe.
This smoothie is so good you will forget to take a photo until you half way done...just like me!

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