We all know that eating more plant based foods is good for our health, but if you are an omnivore it can be hard to get enough plants into your daily diet.
I’ve found the easiest way to get more plants into my diet is to have a smoothie for breakfast. This way I can get at least one entirely vegan meal in a day. I also find that one vegan meal leads to another, so I end up eating more plants throughout the day.
To help me eat more vegan meals, I’m committing to having at least one smoothie a day for the rest of May. I’ll try make each smoothie a little different. I’ll also try to post as many of the recipes on my blog and/or Instagram.
I was inspired by Catherine McCord’s Smoothie Project which you can read about here. Although Smoothie Project was created because of her sons changing taste buds and geared towards kids, everyone can benefit from it. Most people don’t get enough fruit and veggies in their daily diet. If you are a parent or caregiver, its just as important to take care of yourself and stay healthy.
My favorite vegan protein powders are from Vega. Vega makes clean, plant-based protein powders as well as shakes and bars that are perfect for on the go. Oh, and they are so delicious! Ill probably incorporate Vega into most of my smoothies to get an extra kick of vitamins and protein.
For this tropical smoothie with kale I used Vega Proteins & Greens. It has ingredients like organic alfalfa powder, spinach powder, broccoli powder, and organic kale powder. It also has 20g of plant based protein which keeps me full until lunch.
If you want some more smoothie inspiration, follow Catherine’s Instagram where she posts an Insta story everyday of her kids daily smoothies!
- 1 cup of filtered water
- 1/2 cup frozen kale
- 1 serving Vega Protein & Greens (I used vanilla flavored)
- 1 cup of organic mixed tropical fruit (I used strawberry, pineapple, mango, banana)
- 1 tablespoon bee pollen
- Blend all ingredients except been pollen in a high-speed blender.
- Pour into glass and top with bee pollen.