This filling and satisfying vegan blueberry protein shake packs 15 grams of protein and is perfect post-workout.
The main source of protein comes from hemp seeds, a complete plant-based protein that’s easy to digest and contains anti-inflammatory omega-3s, which are much needed after a workout. It’s also a good source of iron.
Additional protein comes from the almond butter and chia seeds. Blueberries and banana add fiber and antioxidants, while coconut oil adds a little extra healthy fat. This smoothie will help repair your muscles after a workout and keep you fueled for hours.
Blueberry Protein Shake
- ½ cup water
- 3 Tbsp. hemp seeds
- 1 Tbsp. almond butter
- 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 tsp. unrefined coconut oil or coconut butter
- ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp. almond extract (optional)
- Toppings (Optional):
- Shredded coconut
- Fresh blueberries
Add all ingredients to a high speed blender, and blend on high until smooth consistency is formed. Top with coconut and blueberries if desired.
About the Author: Maria Marlowe is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who has helped thousands of people improve their health by optimizing their diet. She has created meal plans and programs to help you lose weight, clear up acne, and spend less time in the kitchen yet still eat healthy.
She has been featured in Vogue, The New York Times, NBC, Well + Good, and more. Her first book, The Real Food Grocery Guide, will teach you how to eat healthy without going broke.