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08/28/2020

Best Pea Protein Smoothie Recipes

With its unique, distinct taste, pea protein can sometimes be a tough ingredient for any smoothie. However, for those who want a great vegan protein with a spectacular amino acid profile, pea protein is tough to beat.

 

Some people complain that a plant-based protein doesn’t taste like a whey protein shake, for example. This is because plant-based protein has a totally different consistency than a milk-based protein. Instead of becoming sticky when you add liquid to them, plant-based proteins absorb the liquid.

 

This means that protein foods made with veggie powders seldom become rubbery or dry, like milk-based proteins tend to do. Instead, plant-based proteins retain a lot of moisture, which lends great body to cakes, muffins, and breads.

 

Before you dive right into baking with plant-based proteins, here are some great pea protein recipes to try out first.  

 

Vegan Almond Chia Smoothie Recipe

 

Vegan almond chia smoothies

 

  • 1 banana (better frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop pea protein
  • Crushed ice to taste.  

 

Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Recipe

 

Vegan peanut butter cup smoothies

 

 

Strawberry Pea Protein Shake Recipe 

  • 1 cup of fresh sweet uncut strawberries
  • 1 cup of 1% low fat milk
  • 1 scoop of pea protein powder
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Sweetener and salt to taste

 

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