I have honestly been lacking on my protein lately. And before anyone says anything, it has nothing to do with being vegan. There has not been one case of protein deficiency in a vegan who is getting adequate amount of calories. I (for right now), am not getting adequate amount of calories. But like any road to recovery, steps need to be taken to help support the body as its in transition. Smoothies or smoothie bowls are an excellent..
vessel for packing in your nutrients, and daily percents of, not only carbohydrates, but protein and fats as well. You can get a whole lot of good stuff into a blender, and have it become something magical. It can be nice-cream, smoothies, soups, or (as I call them) concoctions! 😉 Ideally a diet should be balanced. So making a smoothie should consist of whole, plant-based vegan ingredients. So fruits (not juices), vegetables, leafy greens, dehydrated cold pressed powders for an extra kick, and some sort of natural liquid (either water or a homemade nut milk).
But I’m not blind, no one is perfect! I’m not perfect! So don’t feel like you have to do a certain thing to be labeled a “healthy eater” or “vegan”. Be you. Do what makes you feel good, and works for you. I know some of you don’t have time to make your own nut milk every week. So don’t be ashamed or feel lesser if you need to get some organic nut milk from the store. It’s ok! 🙂
Back onto the smoothie trail, I was fortunate enough to get my hands on some pretty incredible new protein and greens powder by Kuli Kuli Foods. It contains a mix of pea and brown rice protein, as well as a special ingredient, Moringa. What is Moringa? Moringa is a leaf that has been widely used to treat anemia, diabetes, arthritis, allergies, thyroid disorders and many more. Here is an in depth source of articles and research compiled by Kuli Kuli. Check it Here!
I found it didn’t have a chalky protein powder taste, nor any ingredients that shouldn’t be there. Simple, wholesome ingredients not only there to boost protein, but vital nutrients as well. I loved the single serving packages! Especially for someone (like myself) who wants as convenient as possible.
Have you ever experienced Moringa? Comment below with you experience, or lack of!
The bowl I used is my eco-friendly coconut bowl. 🙂 I love this bowl so much!
- 1 banana (frozen)
- 1c. mixed berries (frozen)
- 1 pear (chopped)
- 1 apple (chopped)
- 1-2c. plant based milk
- 1 pkg. Kuli Kuli Chocolate Protein Powder (link in post)
- frozen blueberries
- gluten free rolled oats
- hemp heart
- In a blender (I used my Vita Mix), add all your ingredients except topping. Blend until smooth and creamy, adding more liquid if needed.
- Add into a bowl and top with desired add-ons.