If you’re pumping iron and want to bulk up on your protein for mega muscles, this protein smoothie is both delicious and nutritious! The best part about it? It’s free of any protein powder!
As any healthy vegan knows, the Where do you get your protein? question is mind-numbingly exhaustive. The myth that meat is the only source of protein can make us want to pull our hair out.
My sassy vegan friend, who stopped eating animals when she was 8, pointed out that she should have been dead from protein malnutrition two decades ago based on the protein myth. But alas, she is an energetic vagabond much like myself. People don’t really know how to respond when she points all that out. (I recommend you try it out; the reactions are priceless.)
Beans, leafy greens, nuts, soy, and more can get you your daily recommended value (DRV) of protein, which is roughly 45g for women and 55g for men.
If you drink two 16-oz servings of this smoothie a day, you’re getting over 65g of protein. SAY WHAAAA!?! One 16-oz smoothie will bring you more than halfway to your DRV. Again, SAY WHAAAA!?!
Also, for reference, an empty jar of peanut or almond butter is usually 16 oz. Mmmmm, almond butter.
1 block extra firm (not silken) tofu (45g protein)
4 Tbsp almond butter (13+g)
1/2 c dry oats (5+g)
1/4 c almond milk (<1g)
1 c fresh blueberries (1+g)
1 large banana (1+g)
Makes: 32 oz
1. Mix all that protein-rich goodness in a blender.
2. Drink up! Have one with breakfast and another for a snack! Store in fridge or freezer.