March 08, 2013

Recipe: Classic Smoothie

This is my classic smoothie.  I start almost every day with this smoothie and I never get bored of it.  I used to use non-dairy milk or non-dairy yogurt, but decided to break it down further.  Now, my only "processed" ingredient is the protein powder, and I use Vega Recovery Accelerator since it has more protein than Vega One (and getting more protein is something you have to think about if you eat a largely plant-based diet).  Since there are no frozen berries in this smoothie, you definitely need ice to get the right texture.  If you don't have ice, make sure you peel, chop and freeze your bananas over night. 

Classic Smoothie
Serves 1

1 scoop protein powder (I use Vega Recovery Accelerator)
1 ripe banana
1 small handful almonds
1 tbsp peanut butter
1/2 c ice
1/2 - 1 cup water 

Put all ingredients except water in blender.  Add water just until mixture in blender is fully covered.  Blend on high until smooth.  Serve immediately. Pin It Now!

1 comment:

  1. I always have these grand ideas of overhauling my terrible diet and one of the things I want to start doing is having a smoothie every morning. Why can't I have your discipline?! Thanks for sharing this recipe - now I just need to get my act together and make it!