Peter's vegan blueberry protein smoothie

Peter's vegan blueberry protein smoothie

As I was editing the photos for this post, it came to my attention that I've been posting a lot of smoothie and juice recipes lately. Let me clear something up - I don't exclusively eat smoothies and juices, honest! But I have to say that I do find them really quick and easy and super versatile, so they do tend to be something I consistently make. My love for smoothies and juices actually runs in the family - my dad is also a huge fan, and he's regularly phoning me up either raving about one of my recipes from the blog (he really loved my uplifting orange and grapefruit juice) or telling me about a new flavour combination he's recently discovered. That's where this blueberry protein smoothie comes in.

Peter's blueberry protein smoothie | Beloved Kitchen
Peter's blueberry protein smoothie | Beloved Kitchen

As we are celebrating my wedding in Italy this August, we've all been trying to eat a bit healthier and exercise consistently so that we're all feeling great for the big day. It seems like the whole family has been doing a great job from what I hear, especially my parents! This blueberry protein smoothie is one of my dad's latest healthy creations, and it's loaded with all kinds of good stuff.

Peter's blueberry protein smoothie | Beloved Kitchen
Peter's blueberry protein smoothie | Beloved Kitchen

This smoothie is silky thanks to the almond milk and coconut water and tangy from a good serving of frozen blueberries. It's also packed with a nice protein punch from vegan protein powder. My dad uses Vega vanilla protein powder in his recipe, but I don't see that brand too often here in the UK (although it's also one of my favourites). For this recipe, I substituted Pulsin brown rice protein powder as it's easier for me to find, and it turned out great. If using vanilla Vega protein powder or another flavoured protein powder, I suggest omitting the sweetener and vanilla powder from the recipe. 

Peter's blueberry protein smoothie | Beloved Kitchen
Peter's blueberry protein smoothie | Beloved Kitchen

In addition to all that good stuff, this smoothie is also enriched with chia seeds which provide a good source of omega-3's and psyllium husks which provide a great source of fibre. This vegan blueberry protein smoothie tastes great, and is filling and healthy to boot. It makes for great fuel for a workout or a busy morning.

Peter's blueberry protein smoothie | Beloved Kitchen

Here's me raising my smoothie glass to my dad in thanks for an awesome recipe! We hope you like it as much as we do!

-xo KA

P.s. Stay tuned for recipes for my family's Greek lentil soup, a South Tyrolean cabbage salad and a simple mixed beet salad, all coming to the blog this April!

Peter's vegan blueberry protein smoothie

This smoothie makes a great pre- or post-workout snack or a filling breakfast. If you like your smoothie on the frozen side, try adding a few ice cubes (that's the way my dad makes it). I prefer a more liquid consistency and have the tiniest of freezers, so I usually skip the ice. If using flavoured and sweetened protein powder, omit the maple syrup and vanilla powder from the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 small frozen banana
  • 3 tbsp brown rice protein powder or vegan protein powder of choice
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp psyllium husks
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 pinch of vanilla powder (or a bit of vanilla extract)

Method:

Add all ingredients to a high speed blender or the container of an immersion blender. Blend until completely smooth, and enjoy straight away.

Serves 2.

March Favourites

March Favourites

Vegan bircher muesli with sultanas and coconut flakes

Vegan bircher muesli with sultanas and coconut flakes