Healthy Vegan Protein Smoothies - Recipes Included!

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We all know that being Vegan gives you SuperPowers, but what we may not realise is that it also gives us the muscles to fuel those SuperPowers - when we are nourishing our bodies correctly of course.  Our body weight is made up of a number of elements, two of which are the body fat mass (this is the one most of us are always trying to decrease) as well as our skeletal muscle mass (this is the weight of the muscles in the body).  

It is vital for our skeletal muscle mass to be in a healthy range (this can be assessed by completing an InBody scan) to ensure proper body function, strength, definition, improving bone mass, reducing fat, #vegans and making sure that we don't develop illnesses later on in life such as sarcopenia.  

The best way to ensure muscle mass retention while working out is to ensure a sufficient amount of protein intake every day. Very often people who are new to the vegan way of life simply omit animal products and don't ensure they get enough protein, which could lead to weight gain and little to no progress with their training.  I personally, struggled with this concept for the longest time.  Now that I have seen the light - it is ALL about protein.

My go to protein sources are my 2 favourite Vegan Protein Smoothies.  Each takes less than 3 mins to prepare. They are completely delicious and you are assured of accurate and adequate protein.

Green Smoothie

  • Half Cup Of Ice
  • 1 Cup Baby Spinach
  • 2 Scoops Vegan Protein Powder - I love Slender Wonder & Nutritech - unflavoured
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Frozen Banana - Optional 

Add all the ingredients (in this order - trust me) to your blender for a few seconds - add more water if desired... et voila!  Best way to start the day!

Optional SuperFood Toppings

  • 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds/ Hemp Seeds/ Almond Flakes

Peanut/Almond Butter Bliss Smoothie

  • Half Cup Of Ice
  • 2 Scoops Vegan Protein Powder - I love Slender Wonder & Nutritech - Dutch Cocoa
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 Tsp of Peanut / Almond Butter
  • 1/2 Frozen Banana - Optional 
  • 1 Shake of Cinnamon

Blend all the ingredients together in a blender - add extra water if desired.

Garnish with cinnamon and cocoa and enjoy!!!

Enjoy these smoothies any time of the day and especially straight after your workout.

Christine

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Healthy Vegan Protein Smoothies - Recipes Included!