I love eating any of those smoothie bowls after my fasted workout in the morning or even for dinner after teaching a dance fitness class. They are very easy to make, full of flavour, nutrients and – as the title promises – protein. A 100% plant-based and easy to absorb source of amino acids.
- Blueberry tart smoothie bowl
Blend a half of container of silken tofu (around 200/250grams) with 1/2 cup of rice milk/coconut milk, a bunch of kale, tea spoon of spirulina, a handful of cilantro, 2 drops of stevia and a cup of blueberries. Serve it into a bowl and top it with more berries. You can add coconut flakes for taste as well.
It is very beneficial to consume antioxidant-rich foods after your workouts (as berries) because they fights the free radicals circulating in the bloodstream and speed your recovery.
I love adding fresh cilantro to my smoothies because of its potent properties to extract heavy metals from our system, and providing many vital vitamins, including folic-acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin-A, beta carotene, vitamin-C, which are essential for optimum health.
2. Superfood Chocolate Powerhouse
Did you know how healthy raw cacao nibs are for your health? Cacao nibs are made from pure cacao beans that come straight out of the tropical cacao fruit. They not only provide pure chocolate flavor but also are a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber. I personally use the Nutiva brand which you can find online.
You need only a tea to a table spoon to get the benefits and the ‘chocolate’ flavour many of the chocoholics are after.
For this recipe you need to blend 2,3 cups of frozen green peas with one head of large iceberg lettuce head, 1/2 cup of soy milk (or coconut milk), a tea spoon of wheat grass powder, a tea spoon of cacao powder, stevia and one medium frozen banana. You can top it with a table spoon of pumpkin seeds for extra crunchiness. Voala, your chocolaty tasting dish is served!
3. Beano Lime PB Basil Smoothie
Yes, you can blend beans in your smoothie and no, you don’t taste them at all!
A container of any beans would give you not just an ample amount of protein but also complex carbohydrates and faber!
Blend your beans with 4 cups of spinach, a cup of coconut water, one frozen banana, stevia, cacao powder, lime juice and a handful of basil. Top with a generous serving of PB2, a low-fat variation of the traditional peanut butter. You can find it on Amazon.
This one is completely satiating and would keep you full for hours! Perfect refuel after, for example, a strength-training session.
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