In the world of vegan fitness, protein powders are hailed as a vital part of your morning smoothie. If you don’t use a supplement in your smoothies, it can kind of feel like you’re failing the whole workout regimen.
I don’t personally have anything against protein powders (in fact, I’ve been considering buying one), other than the fact that they’re expensive and mostly unnecessary.
So this morning when I wanted to make a smoothie, I decided to prove that point by making a totally delicious and protein packed smoothie with whole ingredients.
The result? This glowing green Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Protein Smoothie, made with just 8 healthy ingredients that you probably have in your cupboard right now!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Protein Smoothie
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 banana
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 3 cups frozen spinach
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup oats
- 2 tbsp cocoa
- 1-2 tsp stevia
- 1 cup water
Blend everything together for 1 minute or until it’s extra creamy and enjoy!
This recipe has:
680 calories, 77 g carbs, 72 g fiber, 16 g sugar, 36 g fat, 24 g protein.
That’s right: 24 grams of protein! You could even add a scoop of protein powder or a handful of nuts to up the protein content even more.
Stay happy and healthy!
~Shyla and Fargo