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Let's dive into the recipe.
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any plant-based milk of your choice)
- 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries (such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
- 1 tablespoon almond butter (or any nut butter you prefer)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 scoop vegan protein powder - feel free to use regular
- 1 teaspoon agave syrup or maple syrup (optional, for added sweetness)
- Ice cubes
Prox 350 kcal
- In a blender, combine the ripe banana, almond milk, frozen mixed berries, almond butter, chia seeds, and protein powder
- If desired, add agave syrup or maple syrup for added sweetness.
- Blend on high speed until all the ingredients are well combined and you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency.
- If you prefer a colder smoothie, add a few ice cubes and blend again until the desired temperature is reached.
- Taste and adjust the sweetness or thickness as per your preference. If the smoothie is too thick, you can add more almond milk; if it's too thin, add more frozen berries or ice cubes.
- Pour the smoothie into a Vacuum Jug, and you're ready to enjoy your pre-workout smoothie!
This smoothie provides a good balance of carbohydrates from fruits and protein from the almond butter and chia seeds, which can help fuel your workout and provide sustained energy.
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