Essential Dairy-Free Post-Workout Protein Smoothie

As discussed with the Hemp Smoothie, it’s important to get protein and carbohydrates into your body within 30 minutes after a workout for proper recovery. Thanks to Vegan Ironman champion Hillary Biscay, I’ve been introduced not only to the Vega Protein Powder products, but also dropping a beet or 2 into my smoothie. Beets are wonderful for antioxidants, vitamin-C and potassium, but they also add a nice mild sweetness and color to the smoothie.  Instead of yogurt, I’m using nut butter to provide protein and a creamy texture.

Post Long Run Smoothie

1 tbsp Almond Butter

1 tbsp Hemp Powder

1 tbsp Vega Smoothie Protein Mix

1-2 cooked baby beets

1 cup mixed frozen fruit (strawberries, pineapple and melon)

1 cup Rice, Almond or Cashew Milk.

Add frozen fruit first along with beets. (I used packaged baby beets for ease, but in the summer I’ll steam a bunch or 2 from the farmer’s market and then keep them in the refrigerator to use in salads and smoothies.)  Add powders, nut butter (measure with a regular tablespoon for ease), and milk. Blend for 90 seconds and enjoy!  I use the super versatile Vita-Mix blender which is fantastic and easy to clean, definitely a good investment if you’ve been considering it.

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6 thoughts on “Essential Dairy-Free Post-Workout Protein Smoothie

    1. I’m estimating about 380 calories. Almond butter 90, rice milk 120, hemp powder 40, vega protein powder 50, 2 baby beets 30 and fruit 50. It has approximately 12g of fat but only 1/2g is saturated. (8g comes from the almond butter) I hope this helps and that you can enjoy a version of it! Elizabeth.

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