Sometimes, you’re in a rush and don’t have time to cook a sit-down breakfast. Still, you don’t want to sacrifice good nutrition for a busy lifestyle. Our two vegan, gluten-free breakfast smoothies are filling and delicious, and they only take a couple of minutes to prepare!
Both smoothies include oatmeal, which offers protein and imparts a sensation of fullness. Plus, the robust flavor is super yummy! If you want a colder smoothie, just add a few ice cubes to either of these recipes. Feel free to experiment with add-ons if you wish.
BANANA, OAT AND NUT SMOOTHIE (High protein!)
2 small, ripe bananas (Great for those bananas that are just starting to brown!)
2/3 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup vegan protein powder (optional, any flavor will do)
2 tablespoons peanut or almond butter
2 teaspoons ground flaxseed
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
2 cups plant milk (Coconut, hemp and almond are our favorites. Or you can combine them!)
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
Toss these ingredients into a blender or food processor and give them a whirl! Combine thoroughly and then pour into glasses. Makes two tall servings. Yum! So creamy and nourishing, and packed with protein. This smoothie will keep you going for at least a couple of hours.
GREEN GODDESS SMOOTHIE (For all you folks who like to have vegetables in your smoothies!)
2 small apples, cut into tiny chunks
2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup fresh spinach leaves, finely chopped
1/4 cup kale, finely chopped
2 cups oat milk
2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons ground flaxseed
1/4 cup vegan protein powder (optional)
Place the spinach and kale in the blender or food processor with a splash of the oat milk. Blend, then add the rest of the oat milk and the fruit. Blend for a while longer, then add the flaxseed, the maple syrup, and the protein powder, if desired. Continue blending until you achieve a smooth consistency and a lovely green color. Pour your concoction into two tall glasses and serve.
If your smoothie doesn’t seem quite filling enough on its own, you can always combine it with gluten-free cereal or toast, and/or a gluten-free, vegan muffin. Of course, you will need additional time to prepare a fuller breakfast.
Either way, you’ll love experimenting with these lovely smoothie recipes. The wonderful thing about smoothies is that no two batches ever taste exactly alike, even when you use the same ingredients! Have fun preparing these yummy beverages, and be sure to stay healthy!
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