As promised, in honour of our Vega Giveaway, here is my one of my favourite Vega Protein Green Smoothies using Brazil Nut Milk. This Banana Vanilla Chai Green Smoothie is so delicious it tastes like a decadent dessert in a glass. WOW! I think the Vanilla Chai Vega One all-in-one nutritional shake might be my all-time favourite Vega flavour. YUMMO!
It is so delicious, you don't need to add much in order to create smoothie magic! I really love the Vega protein powders. After trying almost every protein powder on the market, I still think they're the best vegan products in the world. So many other formulas have a gritty texture and weird after-taste. The Vega blends are perfectly balanced. I was never a fan of protein powders, but Brendan Brazier changed my mind. I am now hooked.
Dried blends never replace the value of live raw foods. But, they serve as fantastic nutritional supplements. Just 1 scoop of the Vega all-in-one nutritional shake and you get 50% daily intake of vitamins and minerals; 15 g of plant-based protein (pea protein, saviseed (sacha inchi) protein, hemp seed protein, sprouted whole grain brown rice protein); 6 g of fibre (primarily sourced from flax, inulin (fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS)), and pea); 1.5 g plant-based omega-3 from white chia, whole flax seed and hemp; powerful antioxidants from maqui, goji, açaí berries, pomegranate seeds, mangosteen, and grape seed extract; probiotics and digestive enzymes; greens from chlorella (cracked cell, high CGF), alfalfa grass, spinach leaf, broccoli, and kale; and maca powder which is rich in amino acids, alkaloids, sterols, vitamins and minerals to help you balance, invigorate, energize and maintain good health. It also tastes AMAZING.
Vega One is made with whole plant-based foods, and is gluten free, dairy free, and soy free, and contains no added sugar, artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners. Available in Berry, Chocolate, Vanilla Chai and Natural flavour. You can shake it up with water, juice or any beverage of your choice. But, my favourite way is to place a scoop in my smoothies with some raw leafy greens and my favourite homemade nut milks. This addition makes a protein-rich, nutrient-dense smoothie in minutes!
One sip of this Banana Vanilla Chai Blend and you will be hooked as well. I used homemade Brazil nut milk for the extra selenium boost. But, you could use any plant-based milk you like. Homemade almond milk or macadamia milk is delicious in this blend. If you are not a fan of bananas, you can thicken this smoothie with raw coconut meat, avocado, a handful of raw cashews or macadamias, and then sweeten with some pitted dates or sweetener of your choice like maple syrup, coconut sugar, raw agave etc. Either way, this protein smoothie is BLENDSATIONAL - a stunner, a winner, and not to be missed.
*Note: I did not receive payment to write this post. However, I did receive product and giveaway items.