This simple smoothie recipe is one of co-founder Charlotte's go-to breakfast smoothies and is prefect for enjoying after a workout too. Made with real food ingredients and Cacao Plant Protein powder enhanced with nature's best superfoods, we can't think of a better way to start your day!
Why should I make my own smoothie? 🍌
Smoothies are a favourite drink for the health conscious, packing a whole load of nutrients into a convenient and portable drink. However, most store-bought smoothies are made with mostly fruit, giving them a very high sugar content. They're also expensive and tend to contain harmful ingredients such as artificial flavourings and preservatives to increase their shelf-life.
Making your own protein smoothie means you can choose exactly what goes in, using the best quality protein powder, a lower amount of fruit and using plant-based milk instead of dairy. Oh, if you're partial to a smoothie you'll save yourself a fortune too!
What is the best plant-based milk to use? 🥛
You can use any dairy-free milk alternative you like in this recipe - whichever is your favourite! Some of our favourite plant-based milks include rice milk, oat milk, coconut milk, cashew milk and almond milk.
What is Muscle Protein powder? 💪
This recipe uses our Cacao Plant Protein which is a complete source of protein, providing all 9 essential amino acids and 20g plant-based protein in every serving.
Cacao Plant Protein is a blend of 7 superfood ingredients including pea, hemp and pumpkin protein powder, as well as raw cacao and freeze dried coconut for a delicious flavour - with no added sugar, sweeteners or artificial ingredients 🙌
You can learn more about the ingredients in Cacao Plant Protein in our blog post below:
CACAO PROTEIN SHAKE WITH BANANA & CHIA SEEDS RECIPE
| Serves 2 |
- 2 tbsp Cacao Plant Protein
- 50g gluten-free oats
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tbsp nut butter
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 240ml plant-based milk
- 1 handful ice cubes
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed to ensure all ingredients are blended
- Serve in 2 long glasses and enjoy with a metal straw!