After my LIV Vibrant Green Smoothie © in the morning, I usually make this Power Protein smoothie for my husband and I before we head out for the day. These nutrient-dense smoothies are a tremendous sources of long-burning fuel and superfoods to power your day. If I’m hungry in the afternoon, this is also a great snack between lunch and dinner.
Instead of soy or whey protein powder, I recommend brown rice or hemp protein because these proteins are easier to digest, and a cleaner plant-based energy source (free from dairy). Chia seeds are also a great longevity food, coined “the runners food” packed with protein, fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids and minerals.
In addition, I’ve included a pinch of raw cacao powder which is one of the worlds top superfoods and revered in Southern American cultures for their energy boosting properties. Last, but certainly not least, I add a heaping spoonful of acai powder or goji berries for an antioxidant blast to help fight free radicals and keep your cells healthy and youthful.
- 2 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk
- 2/3 cup hemp or brown rice protein powder
- ½ cup coconut water
- 3 tsp. chia seeds
- 1 TBSP acai powder or goii berries
- ½ tsp. cacao powder
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 Banana
Add the almond milk and coconut water to the blender, and then slowly add in each ingredient. Blend on low speed until smooth.
*Please note that I use a Vitamix blender to make this recipe (yield is apx. 28 oz), but you can easily half the recipe to fit within Nutribullet or SharkNinja large cups.