Antioxidant Fast and Easy Protein Smoothie without banana!

I’ve decided that I need to share of my really simple, go-to recipes I eat daily but just assume everyone is familiar with how to make. Not true. I hope this recipe serves as a basis for your own creativity when it comes to your pre-workout, breakfast, snack or recovery smoothie bowl. Quickly the why I make this dish: Antioxidants are compounds that inhibit oxidation, a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals and chain reactions that may damage the cells of organisms in the body.

This recipe is creamy, thick and ice cream-like. I love it super thick as it satisfies my sweet tooth! Okay, let’s get started!

3/4 cup of unsweetened vegan milk of choice (I barely cover the blades of my Vitamix)
1 cup frozen wild blueberries
1 giant handful of greens (baby greens like spinach or kale or a mix)
Pinch of salt
1 tbl raw cacao powder
1 scoop of your favorite vegan protein (I prefer Vega Sport vanilla)
3-4 ice cubes
If it doesn’t blend, add a touch of water incrementally until it just starts to blend.

Add the ingredients in order into your blender. Start to blend on low, if it has trouble blending I add a touch of water as needed to just get it to blend. The key to thickness is the lack of excessive liquid. A must to a frosty, smooth smoothie bowl is to blend for 2 minutes. Then spoon into the bowl and top with your favorites.

That’s a wrap for now!

— Knead to Cook

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