I don’t remember where I originally found this recipe, but I have always struggled to maintain a healthy weight. I have a high metabolism, and I’m very active. So, I started taking this vegan protein shake every morning after doing yoga, and it tastes so good! This is a great shake for vegan athletes. Most protein shakes use animal protein, but this shake does not. And like I said, it tastes really good! You should drink this shake within an hour after a workout in order for the protein to work best at helping you build muscle (and therefore weight, in my case).
1.5 cups almond milk
2 Tbsp peanut/almond butter
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
1-2 Tbsp coconut oil
2 Tbsp chia seeds
2 scoops vanilla protein powder (See note below.)
1 tsp maca root powder
1 tsp vanilla
4 ice cubes
Just put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Note: I use Raw Protein, which I bought at Whole Foods, because it is raw, vegan, organic, gluten free, and has no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives. I really like that the protein in it comes from a diverse group of sources, including quinoa sprout, garbanzo bean sprout, adzuki bean sprout, etc. It also contains probiotics, which are vital for a healthy immune system. It even has chlorella in it, which is well-known as a superfood. I feel this is the best and most complete protein powder I’ve seen, and the vanilla gives it a nice flavor.