Vegan Blackberry Smoothie (High-Protein Recipe!)
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We all know a healthy breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But if you’re in a rush then this super quick and delicious vegan blackberry smoothie is just what you need to start the day!
The best thing about this time of year is it’s almost blackberry season and smoothies are the perfect way to use up those fresh berries growing on the hedgerow.
We’re sure it tastes even better when they’re free!
Blackberry bushes spring up all over the place, but if blackberries don’t grow by you you should be able to pick them up at the local grocery store.
The great thing about berry smoothies is that they’re a great option for breakfasts, snacks, or even healthy desserts. Using simple ingredients we created the perfect drink to boost your day.
And what’s more, we’ve made sure it’s not too high in calories and packed with protein to help keep you satisfied until lunch.
Plant-fuelled protein for the win!
It’s really important when eating a healthy diet to incorporate foods with a high protein density. Here are 10 reasons why you should eat more protein in your diet, it can do amazing things for our bodies!
Including, reducing cravings – especially useful for those late-night snackers! It also aids in lean muscle development, which is great for bone health and lowering blood pressure as well.
If you’re looking at building muscle as a fitness goal, then our free weekly high-protein meal plan is full of meal ideas like this one to keep you inspired!
We’re nuts about smoothies!
To add some healthy plant protein into this recipe let’s start with almond butter. Most nut butter offers a good level of protein.
Almond butter has a whopping 7 grams per ounce.
It also has one of the lowest amounts of calories, so it’s a good choice if you’re trying to keep the calories down.
By the way, if you’re finding it difficult to get started on your journey here’s how to get the right mindset for weight loss.
Next up we have the mighty pumpkin seed. They may be small, but here are just a few of the many health benefits of pumpkin seeds.
Not only are they rich in protein, but also vitamins, and minerals like magnesium, potassium, and iron.
But don’t worry we’ve chosen just the right amount to boost your protein intake but not so much that the calories shoot up.
If you’re following a weight loss plan, be careful what you add to your smoothies, as some ingredients can have hidden added calories that could add to your calorie intake.
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This delicious vegan blackberry smoothie is oat-ally smooooth!
So far in our high protein smoothie, we’re adding the fruit to some soy milk, whacking in that almond butter, sprinkling in the pumpkin seeds, and don’t forget the ice cubes.
But there is one ingredient we haven’t mentioned yet which is going to help you make the creamiest smoothies, and that’s oats.
They’re not only gluten-free, high in fiber, and a source of antioxidants like the mango.
They are also high in protein compared to other grains, helping you to feel fuller for longer as well as helping lower your blood sugar and cholesterol.
Oats are really good for you, and adding them to your vegan blackberry smoothie is an easy way to get them into your diet every single day.
Here are 9 health benefits of eating oats to amaze you, they’re such a great grain!
This recipe is sure to make your morning run smooth-ie!
So why is a breakfast smoothie like this one such a great idea? Firstly because they super quick to make – 10 minutes is all you need!
You can save money picking your own blackberries, and overall they are probably cheaper than a coffee shop frappe and are definitely way better for you and your healthy eating lifestyle.
The good news is if you have loads of additional blackberries left after you’ve gone picking they freeze really well!
If you’re looking for a vegan blackberry smoothie with no yogurt, then you’ve come to the right place. As a vegan smoothie, you won’t find any dairy here.
That’s why the oats and mangoes work so well. They give you that creamy thicker texture without the need for ingredients like yogurt.
Fabulously fruity smoothies
If fruit and nut is not your cup of tea, you could try different ways of creating our yummy high-protein smoothie.
Why not try a blackberry strawberry banana smoothie? Or go tropical with a blackberry pineapple smoothie.
If you don’t like the pips from the blackberries you could try straining the smoothie after.
Alternatively, if you’re just not a fan of them, you could keep all the other ingredients in the recipe card but next time swap in your favorite berries.
We chose blackberries as although fruit doesn’t carry a lot of protein, they are one of the highest in comparison to others.
I love the color of this healthy blackberry smoothie though, and it would look funky in a mason jar with some fresh mint on top!
- 1 ½ cup soy milk (or milk of choice)
- 1 cup blackberries (preferably frozen)
- ½ mango (diced)
- 2 tbsp oats
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
- 1 tsp almond butter
- 1 ½ tsp sugar
- 1-2 ice cubes
- Blend all the ingredients until creamy and fully incorporated.1 ½ cup soy milk, 1 cup blackberries, ½ mango, 2 tbsp oats, 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds, 1 tsp almond butter, 1 ½ tsp sugar, 1-2 ice cubes, 1 tbsp flax seeds
We bet you can’t wait to make our vegan blackberry smoothie!
What’s nicer on a warm summer morning than waking up to a cold smoothie? They really do make the most perfect breakfast or delicious snack!
You could even make them with your children, that would be so much fun.
Plus they’re super portable. Pour one into an insulated flask and you’ll be out of the door in no time and it’ll stay cold for hours.
Blackberry Smoothie FAQs
Are vegan smoothies good for you?
You bet! Lots of the fruits and vegetables you can add to vegan smoothies make them really good for you. Our healthy smoothie contains blackberries and mangoes which are rich in vitamin C.
There are some great health benefits of mangos. They include helping with heart health and containing antioxidants. Antioxidants fight the free radicals that can cause cell damage.
How do vegans add protein to smoothies?
Vegans can easily add protein to smoothies by using things like nut butter, pumpkin seeds, or other plant-based ingredients that are high in protein but still taste amazing when blended together.
Are smoothies considered vegan?
We would say yes smoothies can be considered vegan if you use only plant-based ingredients. Like anything you make, it all depends on what you put in it.
By following vegan recipes like ours, you can see that there is so much power in the plant! We think this healthy smoothie has got it going on!
If you’re struggling with other meal ideas why not take a look at our free vegan meal plan for inspiration? There will be lots of recipes there to get your taste buds tingling.