Goji Berry Protein Smoothie

This new recipe is a unique blend of superfoods, made from carefully chosen but accessible ingredients.

It only takes 60 seconds to create in a high-speed blender.

Simply add all the ingredients below and create a delicious and nutritious smoothie.

100g dried goji berries (calcium)

85g apple (vitamin C)

65g bananas (potassium)

50g ground almonds (iron and magnesium)

25g vegan strawberry protein powder (from Bulk Powders)

10g hemp and baobab protein powder (vitamin B1)

230 ml of cold water

For a cooler taste the drink can be left in the refrigerator for an hour before stirring and consuming.

Super Pear Protein Smoothie

This light pear protein smoothie is refreshing, made from your favourite protein powder and a versatile fruit.

This recipe takes 60 seconds to create in a high-speed blender. 

Simply add all the ingredients below and create a great tasting and nutritious drink.

380g pears (vitamin C and fibre)

90g apple (potassium)

40g ground almonds (iron and magnesium)

50g of my favourite pea protein powder (from Bulk Powders)

400 ml of cold water

For a cooler taste the drink can be placed in the refrigerator for an hour before stirring and consuming.

Orange and Nut Protein Smoothie

This festive orange and nut protein smoothie is creamy and nutritious, made from your favourite protein powder and healthy ingredients.

This recipe takes 60 seconds to create in a high-speed blender. 

Simply add all the ingredients below. 

160g oranges (vitamin C)

60g banana (vitamin B6 and potassium)

75g walnuts and almonds (vitamin E and manganese)

50g of my favourite pea protein powder (from Bulk Powders)

400 ml of cold water

Although not necessary, the mixture of almonds and walnuts can be pre-soaked. 

For a more refreshing taste the drink can be placed in the refrigerator for an hour before stirring and enjoying.

My Top 3 Vegan Protein Smoothies in July 2018

Below are my favourite recipes I made last month.

Try a wide range of protein powders to help you recover from your training at Bulk Powders.

Let me know if you attempt any of my recipes.



My Top 5 Vegan Protein Smoothies in June 2018

Last month I experimented more with my protein smoothies, and even baked with protein powder for the first time.

Below are my favourite recipes in June.



Cranberry and Date Protein Flapjack

Last month I attempted my first baking recipe using protein powder.

Despite some difficulty it was an enjoyable challenge, one that was ultimately successful.

Bulk Powders Flapjack

The protein-rich treat is ideal for recovery after a workout.

I experimented with almond milk and pea protein powder to find a mixture that did not adversely affect the taste.

For the full recipe visit Bulk Powders blog.



My Top 5 Vegan Protein Smoothies in May 2018

I have become a Bulk Powders Affiliate.

I love their vegan protein powder range, which supplements my diet in delicious ways.

Below are my favourite experiments in May.

Please comment if you try any.



My Top 3 Vegan Protein Smoothies in April 2018

I have become a protein smoothie addict.

Last month I experimented with a range of ingredients.

Below are my most delicious and filling recipes in April.

Even my Vibrams wanted some.

Comment if you try any.



Vegan Lime Smoothie

This new recipe is a unique mixture of strong flavours. This provides a refreshing, creamy and delicious drink at any time of day.

The ground almonds were blended with the water for 60 seconds first. Then the other ingredients were added, and 60-90 seconds further in the high speed blender created the nutritious blend. I left the drink in the refrigerator for an hour to chill before enjoying.

100g ground almonds (calcium and magnesium)

200g banana (vitamin B6 and potassium)

100g spinach (vitamin A and potassium)

50g of my favourite pea protein powder

50ml maple syrup (calcium and magnesium)

100g limes (vitamin C and iron)

500 ml of cold water

Green Lime Protein Smoothie

Vegan Cranberry and Kiwi Smoothie

This new recipe is a delightful blend of frozen and dried fruit, and milled seeds. This provides a unique texture, nutritious and filling after a run.

It only takes 60 seconds to make in my high speed blender.

100g dried cranberries (antioxidants and manganese)

65g kiwis (Vitamin C and Vitamin B6)

50g frozen strawberries (Vitamin C and antioxidants)

55g of my favourite pea protein powder

20g organic milled flaxseed (fibre and Omega 3)

750 ml of cold water

Cranberry and Kiwi Protein Smoothie

Vegan Cacao Date Smoothie

This recipe is one of my favourites as the dates thicken the smoothie, whilst the mix of fruit create a sweet and delicious taste. It is a packed full of nutrition that I enjoy before and after runs.

The frozen fruit makes the smoothie cool and refreshing. It only takes 90 seconds to produce in my high speed blender.

150g pitted dates (potassium and magnesium)

65g frozen strawberries (Vitamin C and antioxidants)

60g frozen blackberries (Vitamin K and manganese)

50g frozen blueberries (Vitamin C and E)

50g of my favourite pea protein powder

20g raw cacao powder (iron and calcium)

50 ml of cold water

Date Cacao Smoothie

Easy Vegan Fruit Thick Shake

It is important to have a simple recipe that can be made quickly and supply a much needed protein boost post-run.

I always have some fruit around so I can easily blend a tasty and nutritious thick smoothie in my high speed blender. It takes as little as 90 seconds to produce.

1 large apple sliced (vitamin C and magnesium)

1 banana (vitamin B6 and potassium)

2 satsumas (vitamin A and calcium)

30g of my favourite pea protein powder

150 ml of cold water

Vegan Fruit and Avocado Smoothie

This thick and tangy smoothie is best consumed after an hour of refrigeration. The fruit provides nutrition and sweetness, which compliments the protein-rich powder.

I blend the following ingredients in a high speed blender for 60 seconds:

40g of my favourite pea protein powder

1 medium-sized avocado [125g] (vitamin K and folic acid)

1 orange [100g] and 1 lime [50g] (vitamin C)

1 banana [90g] (vitamin B6 and potassium)

200 ml of unsweetened soya milk (calcium and vitamin B12)

200 ml of cold water

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Vegan Super Blueberry Smoothie

This cold light concoction has a strong blueberry taste. It is nutritious with plenty of water and quality protein inside.

I blend the following ingredients in a high speed blender for 90 seconds:

250g of frozen blueberries (antioxidants)

50g of my favourite pea protein powder

30g of milled flaxseed (Omega 3, iron and magnesium)

100 ml of unsweetened soya milk (calcium and vitamin B12)

500 ml of cold water

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Vegan Cranberry and Oat Protein Smoothie

This thick and creamy shake has a sweet oaty taste with a smooth texture. It is nutritious and replenishes your protein and carbohydrate stores.

I blend the following ingredients in a high speed blender for 90 seconds:

100g of dried cranberries (antioxidants)

50g of my favourite pea protein powder

25g of chia seeds (Omega 3 and fibre)

25g of rolled oats (vitamin B1 and carboyhrate)

100 ml of unsweetened soya milk (calcium and vitamin B12)

550 ml of cold water


Tip: Due to the heat of the blender, add ice cubes to make the drink cool. For best results prepare the smoothie and place in the refrigerator before your run.

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Vegan Banana and Blackberry Protein Smoothie

This thick and creamy smoothie has a subtle hint of banana and is ideal for replenishing your protein and carbohydrate stores after a run.

I blend the following ingredients in a high speed blender for 90 seconds:

200g of bananas (vitamin B6 and potassium)

100g of blackberries (vitamin K and bioflavonoids)

100g of ground almonds (vitamin E)

30g of my favourite pea protein powder

2 teaspoons of green superblend powder (fibre and protein)

400 ml cold water plus 50g of ice cubes

Banana and Blackberry Smoothie

Why I Consume Pea Protein Powder

I began supplementing my diet with vegan protein powder in late July 2016.

The purpose was to ensure my diet best supports my running training.

Pros:

  • It ensures I eat additional and necessary protein to maintain my healthy vegan diet.
  • It means I recover quickly and consistently as a runner who exercises regularly and intensely.
  • It is a relatively cheap source of high quality protein (18-21p per 30g serving)*.
  • It encourages me to make delicious smoothies rich in protein, such as the Cherry Cacao Shake.
  • It makes me feel that I am taking my running seriously, providing me with extra confidence.

Cons:

  • The lack of flavour means that mixing the powder with just water and/or soya milk does not elicit the best taste.
  • It took me months to gain the habit of making and drinking a pea protein smoothie after my workouts and on rest days.

I chose to consume the pea variety as it has 80% protein in every serving, and is significantly cheaper than alternative forms such as hemp and brown rice.

I would recommend any serious runner to consider taking this or similar supplements to enhance, not replace, existing protein intake.

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* The price is based on buying the powder in 5kg bulk bags as I do from a local supplier, Bulk Powders.

Cherry Cacao Vegan Protein Shake

This chocolate fruity smoothie is great for recovering and rehydrating after a run.

I blend the following ingredients in a high speed blender for 90 seconds:

50g of ground almonds (vitamin E)

30g of my favourite protein powder – pea

100g of frozen cherries (vitamin C)

10g of ground golden flaxseed (Omega 3)

20g of organic cacao powder (fibre)

700 ml cold water – plus optional ice cubes

Shake