Protein shakes are still something great to turn to when you are trying to stick to a healthy lifestyle, especially because they are so convenient. However, many people might still overlook a protein shake recipe simply because the term ‘protein’ has been used. Read on to discover how today’s protein shake recipe is actually going to help everyone, regardless of whether you are a gym fanatic or not.
It is 100% PLANT BASED / NO REFINED SUGAR / GLUTEN FREE!
We All Need Protein
Protein is not just for people trying to build muscle in the gym. In fact, every single cell in the body is made up of protein. Therefore, it is super important that we provide these little guys with their daily nourishment needs so that our bodies can thrive and not just survive.
Another interesting point about protein to remember is that because it is a macronutrient, it means we should be taking in larger amounts of this nutrient every day vs. micronutrients for example (vitamins and minerals).
Blueberry & Almond High Protein Surprise Smoothie Recipe
Today’s super tasty plant based protein recipe is a great option not just for those wanting to boost their daily protein intake, but because it is 100% plant based and contains superfoods like baobab, coconut water, blueberries and avocado, drinking it will help you get on your way to meeting your daily intake needs for vital nutrients like vitamin C, potassium, vitamin E, vitamin K and iron.
With the added splash of coconut water that is extremely potassium rich, this is what has given rise to this drink being a preferred electrolyte replacement after doing sports or strenuous activity. This recipe also features coconut oil, which is very high in medium chain triglycerides, that can help you burn fat as well as giving you an energy boost in between meals.
(NB: For a truly nourishing smoothie that is pesticide free, try to ensure as many ingredients as possible are organic)
- ½ cup blueberries
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil
- 5 ice cubes
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 scoop Half Human vanilla protein powder
- 1 teaspoon of baobab powder
- ½ cup coconut water
- 1 banana
- ½ an avocado pear
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender, in weight order - lightest at the bottom (liquids) with the heaviest at the top to ensure it mixes well (almond butter, protein powder etc).
- Pour into a glass with a reusable straw, or if you are on the go fill up your blender bottle and enjoy!
Ticking All The Nourishment & Satisfied Boxes
Not only is this smoothie going to provide you with a meal in a glass if you are in a hurry between meetings, if you perhaps want an energy boost after the gym, or even if you just want to ensure you have given yourself a good daily dose of ‘real food’ nourishment.
Whatever your reason for checking out this nourishing plant based protein shake recipe, we sure hope it satisfies you physically by replenishing and topping up what nutrients you need to thrive but also that it provides you with some sweet tooth satisfaction due to the baobab and blueberries included.