Easy Breezy ALOHA Smoothie
When I have time post-workout to head home and make myself a delicious smoothie, I have a super simple go-to recipe. It’s vegan. It’s yummy. It takes 60 seconds to make. It works as hard for me as I work for it.
Basically, if this smoothie could be my boyfriend, I would be set.
The recipe below is the base and you can add a bunch of different things to make it more filling. Sometimes, I’ll add an extra scoop of protein powder or some raw oats if I’m in the mood for more of a meal as opposed to a snack.
What I look for in protein powders and nutritional supplements:
Here’s the thing, I used to be the person that would never take any supplements. It meant that I would h ave to spend hours researching and figure out what was what and ain’t nobody got time for that. Then I went full blown vegan after I found out I had a pretty serious lactose sensitivity and everything changed. I felt exhausted so much of the time. I couldn't enjoy the activities that once brought m so much happiness because I was too tired to partake and I left my workouts feeling defeated instead of energized. I decided it was time to up my nutrition game and really look at what I was missing out on, in eras of key nutrients. Turns out, I was taking in way too little protein to support my active lifestyle. My problem with most workout supplements is that 1) the are not vegan and 2) they are mainly chemicals. So, I am very selective when it comes to the supplements I put into my body.
Here’s my guidlines for choosing:
- Is it vegan? (Hopefully yes)
- Are there ingredients that you have to google to figure out what they are? (Hopefully no)
- Is it providing you with at least 1 grams of high quality protein? (Hopefully yes)
- Is it low in sugar? (Hopefully yes)
- Does it taste bad or feel like sand in your mouth? (Hopefully no)
- Is it reasonably priced and easy to find? (Hopefully Yes)