I recently learned that whey protein is dairy. Who knew? Turns out dairy is not great for me.
Since I have been on this journey of healing, I have drastically changed my diet. Turns out all the dairy I was consuming was completely depleting my immune system. So, no more dairy for me!
But I couldn’t give up my favorite way to start the day! I know, super cheesy, but I really am obsessed with these. Here’s my basic recipe for a vegan chocolate smoothie:
I switched to rice protein powder. It took trying a couple of brands that were not so great, and then my doctor actually told me about this brand that is not only the best-tasting rice protein powder I have tried, it is the most full of vitamins and nutrients.
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So here’s the new recipe!
- 1 cup ice
- 1 cup either spinach, kale, or chard
- 3/4 cup blueberries
- 1/2 an apple, pear, or banana
- 2 T. shredded coconut
- 2 scoops (1 serving) chocolate rice protein powder
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1 T. ground flax or chia seeds
- 1 T. ground coffee beans (my fave, especially with bananas)
- 2 T. almond butter
I make my smoothies in a Vitamix. I like them really thick so I have to eat them with a spoon. The plastic piece that helps push down and blend the the ingredients in the Vitamix comes in handy.