Start your day off in the best way possible with this vanilla vegan berry smoothie. It’s loaded with nutrient-dense ingredients, plant-based protein powder, and just the right amount of nourishing cinnamon, so this healthy plant-based smoothie is the best thing to grab for breakfast when you’re in a rush.
Many smoothies get their protein from whey or casein — 2 proteins which are found in cow’s milk. This vegan breakfast smoothie uses healthy plant-based alternatives. That giving you just as much of a protein boost without harming any animals.
How do vegans add protein to smoothies?
There are plenty of ways vegans can add protein to their smoothies. The easiest way to turn an ordinary vegan smoothie into a high-protein one is to add a couple scoops of vegan protein powder. This vegan berry smoothie recipe uses a plant-based vanilla protein powder. This protein adds a wonderfully subtle sweetness and really balances the sharp tartness of the berries.
Another way for vegans to add protein into smoothies is to do it naturally through the ingredients. Raspberries, elderberries, and blackberries are all pretty high in protein for fruits. But the hemp seeds are really the stars of the protein show. Because the hemp seeds in this vegan protein smoothie give you 15g of protein. So you will get around ⅓ of your daily recommended serving of protein in one single ingredient!
Using both high-protein ingredients and protein powder in this vanilla vegan berry smoothie makes it super-rich in protein, but that’s not all. As well as being high in protein, the ingredients in this vegan smoothie are bursting with all kinds of beneficial vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It’s a real nutrition bomb that arms you with all the goodness you need to power through your day.
What to serve with this vanilla vegan berry smoothie
This vegan breakfast smoothie goes great with a bowl of hemp seed and pumpkin granola. The tartness of the berries in the smoothie liven up the smooth gentle flavours of the honey and pumpkin in the granola. Plus, you’ll get a double serving of hemp seeds which are high in healthy fats and an excellent source of plant-based protein.
As well as being a great way to kickstart your day, this smoothie is also perfect for counteracting that afternoon slump many of us get. Pair it with a bilberry and blueberry cupcake. So you will get an incredible afternoon pick-me-up filled with nutritious vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and deliciousness.
Vegan Vanilla Berry Smoothie Recipe
- ½ cup raspberries
- ½ cup blueberries
- ½ cup blackberries
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 scoops vanilla vegan protein powder
- ¼ cup hemp seeds
- 1 ½ – 2 cups plant-based milk
- Place all the ingredients except the plant-based milk into a blender.
- Pour ¼ cup of milk into the blender and start blending.
- Gradually pour remaining milk into the blender and blend until all the ingredients are smooth and you’ve achieved your desired thickness.
- Pour into a glass and top with extra berries and hemp seeds before serving.