It’s 6am and the alarm has sounded. Brilliant, another work day! But here comes the important question, what’s for breakfast? And am I even going to have time to make it? Well, don’t worry because your knight in shining armor awaits in the kitchen cupboard – That’s right, it’s your blender, your breakfast on the go savior. From protein shakes that will be bulking you up in no time to nutrient packed vegetable juices and energizing fruit smoothies, blender breakfasts can be whipped up in 5 minutes yet satisfy your body and mind to the extent of a traditional bowl of cereal or slice of toast. See, time is not our issue, despite what we may think, it’s our usage of time. Now that extra ten or fifteen minutes of breakfast preparation in the morning could be used to stretch out the time for which your alarm is set. It could give you the time needed for a morning shower or the time to sit and enjoy your blender breakfast, rather than having to chug it and race out of the door.

So, here are is a vegan-friendly, homemade protein shake recipe, just for you! Get that beauty sleep and a healthy breakfast, no matter how short for time you feel you are:

Powered by plants protein shake

Total time required: 5 minutes

Nutritional info:

  • Unfortified almond milk is an excellent source of Vitamin E
  • Mango contains high levels of Vitamin C and A
  • Banana contains potassium, manganese, and Vitamin C, as well as being an excellent source of B6
  • Pumpkin seeds are packed with protein, manganese, zinc, iron and copper
  • Baby spinach is full of Vitamin K, C, and A
  • Hemp hearts are an excellent source of essential fatty acids and high-quality protein

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (250 ml) unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 ripe banana, frozen
  • ½ cup (125 ml) chopped mango, frozen
  • 1-2 large handfuls of baby spinach
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) pumpkin seeds (pepita seeds)
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) hemp hearts (hulled hemp seeds)
  • optional: ½ scoop vanilla protein powder + ¼ cup water

Instructions:

  1. In a blender (or large tumbler if you’re using an immersion blender) layer the spinach, banana, mango, pumpkin seeds, and hemp hearts. Add the almond milk and blend until the pumpkin seeds are really smooth. This recipe makes a single 16 oz serving sized smoothie.

Recipe source: http://www.ilovevegan.com/green-protein-power-breakfast-smoothie/