This week’s recipe is one of the cleanest and most delicious plant-based protein shakes you’ll ever taste. It’s so good you’ll actually forget how healthy it is for you.
For the longest time I hated protein shakes. When I first started working out, my trainer gave me one to try. It was whey protein and water mixed in a shaker. I only tasted the chemicals and artificial sweeteners. No thanks! I figured drinking all those chemicals was worse than skipping breakfast altogether.
I had to find another way to take in my morning nutrients without being late to work… And so my hunt for a plant-based, quick and filling protein shake began.
I started with the most important ingredient: protein powder. I wanted something clean and plant based with no added chemicals or artificial colors. A couple of protein powders made the cut, but the flavors were often too earthy for my taste.
In comes Garden of Life Plant-Based Sport Protein. This is an amazing protein powder that is not only plant based, but also tastes incredible! I could rave about this protein for days!
Once I found the protein powder I started adding ingredients. I searched for ingredients that complimented my taste buds as much as they improved my health.
100% Healthy and Plant-Based Ingredients
As you can see this protein shake is loaded with healthy ingredients. The oats, chia seeds and ground flaxseed add a chewy texture to the shake. They also have a ton of fiber to keep you full and satisfied all day. The banana and almond milk add a creamy yet frothy consistency. The peanut butter and cacao powder give it some chocolate peanut butter goodness flavor.
All these ingredients make a delicious and nutrient dense shake. We used the Vitamix TurboBlend and the shake came out so thick and creamy. It will keep you full until lunch time and is so quick and easy to make!
Plant Based and Puppy Approved!
Prep Time: 2 Minutes
Cook Time: 2 Minutes
Yield: 1 large serving or 2 small servings
- 1.5 ounces Garden Of Life – Plant-Based Protein Powder (Vanilla or Chocolate)
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup almond milk
- ½ cup oats
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds [Buy from Amazon]
- 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed [Buy from Amazon]
- 1.5 teaspoon cacao powder [Buy from Amazon]
- dash of cinnamon
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend.