Even though I’m a vegan, I’m not always the healthiest of eaters. I like to indulge on bread, potato chips, sugary snacks, and other junk foods… For quite some time, my typical breakfast has consisted of a bagel with dairy-free margarine and/or a latte. Well, when I woke up this morning, I was determined to start my day off with something truly healthy, so I came up with this simple recipe.
This high-protein blueberry smoothie has everything your body needs – okay, maybe not literally everything your body needs, but pretty damn close. It’s full of protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber; so it’s not just a great way to start your day, it’s also an ideal recovery shake for those of you who like to workout.
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This smoothie yields about 20 g of protein. Not bad for what amounts to a 16 oz serving. The nuts, seeds, and soy milk supply most of the protein, as well as some antioxidants, vitamin B6, vitamin E, and essential minerals, like magnesium, iron, and zinc. The fruits also provide additional vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and dietary fiber – not to mention a little sweetness. If you’re a bodybuilder or endurance athlete, you may want to add a scoop of protein powder. Enjoy!