I just got a blender, I’m a vegetarian but I do want to be vegan, however, I need to learn alot more about health and nutrition. So, I decided to get a blender and make healthy smoothies and shakes and stuff. So if anyone knows any good ones filled with protein, calcium, and all the other nutrients we need :] Let me know.
1 Cup ice cubes
1 Cup soy milk (you could also use rice milk or almond milk)
3 to 4 tablespoons of peanut butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 tablespoons (More or less to taste) of raw cane sugar, maple syrup or agave nectar.
For great smoothies anytime, prep your fruits into chunks and freeze flat in bags. I second what Heatherbott suggested and add a handful of spinach into your smoothie. I also use rice protein powder for a little extra protein when needed. For liquids, water, fruit juices, or vegan milks are all wonderful.
If like most of us you cannot afford a Vita Mix, I suggest blending your spinach or green of your choice with the liquids before you put the fruits in to give your greens a chance to blend finer. Unless you’re like my boyfriend and would rather leave the blender on high for 5 ear-splitting minutes, that works too.