Banana Smoothie Recipe
and High Protein Vegan Smoothies

A banana smoothie recipe should be made with organic fresh or frozen bananas which adds a creamy texture to vegan smoothies.

And to make a banana smoothie recipe more balanced, you should add in some healthy fats and complete plant based protein.

Hemp protein powder is a plant based protein that is a complete protein source and can give vegan smoothies important building blocks that are needed by the body to stay healthy.

When you fortify vegan smoothies with a plant based protein like hemp protein powder - you can create a high protein smoothie which is especially great after a workout.

Fortified Vegan Smoothies

Ingredients:

  • 1 Banana
  • 2 tbsp. Hemp Protein Powder
  • 2 tbsp. Hemp Seeds
  • 1 tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Hemp Oil
  • 1 1/3 cups Spring or Filtered Water

Blend until well combined in a bullet or other high speed blender.

Plant Based Protein for Vegan Smoothies

Plant based protein can come from hemp seeds and hemp protein powder.

Some vegans especially raw vegans seem to think that protein is not an important issue.  And it may not be important to get massive amounts of protein every day.

However, adequate amounts of protein is recommended for optimal nutrition.

And the human body seems to need a certain amount of complete protein or amino acids to maintain its shape.  A lot of plant foods tend to not be very high in protein or contain complete proteins.

The Better Plant Based Protein

I have tried using a plant based protein powder like hemp in the past.

And I did notice a kind of gritty texture, so it's worth buying a brand that cuts down on that feature.

Also, having less fiber in your hemp protein powder should make it easier to dissolve into your banana smoothie recipe.

And the less fiber - the more protein and minerals that should be available for absorption by your body.

High Protein Vegan Smoothies

Ingredients:

  • 3 Frozen Bananas
  • 1 cup Fresh Greens
  • 1/2 cup Zucchini
  • 1/4 cup Soaked Almonds
  • 1 tsp. Chia Seeds
  • Scoop of Raw Plant Protein Powder
  • 2  tbsp. of Peanut Butter
  • Good Quality Water

As you can see, making a banana smoothie recipe can be a very healthy venture.  Just keep in mind that you should keep a good balance between carbohydrates, fats, and protein to keep your metabolism working correctly.

You want to create a nice balance of flavor in your vegan smoothies, but include the nutrients that your body needs to function optimally.

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