If you’re someone who likes your smoothies especially sweet and healthy, this tropical smoothie is for you. It makes a great post-workout recovery shake, which is exactly what I used it for, but it doesn’t taste like one. Every ingredient, including the candy-sweet fruits, contributes to the overall protein content, but the nuts, seeds, soy milk, and protein powder provide the lion’s share. All together, this smoothie packs 38 grams of protein! That’s almost an entire day’s worth for the average adult.
Now, I know what you might be thinking: “Protein powder? Isn’t that a cheat?” Typically, you’d be correct, but even without the protein powder, this particular smoothie still yields 18 grams of protein, which is quite a lot for a plant-based beverage. It’s not just all about the protein, though. This smoothie contains chia seeds, which provide all nine essential amino acids. It also has a high amount of potassium, another important muscle building nutrient. Give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments below!