The first drink in my series of Rock ‘n’ Roll Smoothies is Purple Haze. This is a gluten-free, vegan, superfood smoothie which is dizzily high in protein.
The main ingredients include:
- Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are super high in protein and fibre, as well as omega three fatty acids. They include lots of calcium too which can be harder to source on a vegan diet. Chia seeds are one of the few plant-based sources of complete protein, containing all of the essential amino acids.
2. Rice ProteinRice protein powder is one of my favourite vegan protein powders. It is great for adding to smoothies as it is unflavoured. It is a little bit slower to digest than whey so it keeps you fuller for longer too.
4. Maca Powder
Nutrients Per Serving:
One serving of Purple Haze contains 262 calories, 7.3g of fat, 17.6g of protein and 31.7g of unrefined carbohydrates – 13.5 of which are from fibre. Yep, all of that in one glass of purple am-hazingness.
One serving also provides 10.2% of your vitamin C RDA, 41.8% of your calcium RDA and 6.7% of your RDA for iron, as well as 308mg of potassium.
The Rock ‘n’ Recipe:
(Makes Two servings)
2 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 Cup frozen blueberries
1 Cup frozen raspberries
1 banana, sliced
2 tbsp Rice Protein
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
1 tbsp Maca Powder
2 tsp Acaí Powder
2 tsp Desiccated Coconut (to decorate)
Note: Using frozen fruit means you don’t need to water down your smoothie with ice cubes, but you can also use unfrozen berries either. To prevent waste, slice up bananas when they are becoming overripe and freeze them for use in smoothies.
- To grind up the chia seeds, use either a high-powered blender or a coffee grinder.
- Add all ingredients apart from desiccated coconut to blender and blend slowly, gradually moving up to full speed.
- Pour into glass and sprinkle with desiccated coconut to serve.
‘Scuse me while I kiss the sky…
The Clean Coconut x