Protein Blast

I don’t always make my smoothies with milk but I think this one tastes better with a milk base. Since I’m vegan, my milk choices include: almond, soy, and coconut. Either will do if you want to try one of them with your smoothies; and with all of the other ingredients blended in, you’d never be able to tell the difference between plant-based milk and dairy if you had not made the smoothie.

Chick peas in a smoothie? Sounds crazy right? But if you’re looking for creamy, chick peas – like avacado – is a delicious addition. Plus, along with the Greek yogurt and milk, you’ll get a healthy dose of protein!

Recipe

Chick peas (garbanzo beans) – 1/2 cup cooked and refrigerated, or from a can

Milk – 8 ozs to start and add more to get the consistency you like

Banana – one whole

Blueberries – 1/2 cup

Greek yogurt – 1/2 cup

Add the milk and yogurt first, then the rest of the ingredients to your processor.

Tips:

  • Freeze the blueberries beforehand, and add more than 1/2 a cup if you like
  • I find it better to cook a bag of chick peas in my crock-pot, then refrigerate them for a helping of protein in my salads and smoothies.