Breakfast Smoothies with Protein (Vegan)

Breakfast Smoothies with Protein | Happygut.ca

I am always looking for breakfast smoothies for protein and so I was so excited to write this post!

I searched far and wide for the best breakfast smoothies with protein that were also vegan. None of the recipes require protein powder (ain’t nobody got time for that! :P) and all of them are raw.

I have also indicated whether they are:

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Dairy free
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions. 🙂

Breakfast Smoothies with Protein with
ALMOND BUTTER and…

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Spinach & Apple
Smoothie | HappyGut.ca
Smoothie | HappyGut.ca

By HappyGut

Protein: 18g
Ingredients: 6
Main items:
spinach, almond butter, apple

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free (*has maple syrup)
✓ Raw

Note: The 18g of protein includes the 2 tbsp of hemp seeds (optional in the recipe). 

Get recipe here

 

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Oats, Cocoa & Chia
Smoothie | Running With Spoons
Smoothie | Running With Spoons

By Running With Spoons

Protein: 12g
Ingredients: 7
Main items:
oats, chia, cocoa

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Raw

Get recipe here

 

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Cucumber & Pear 
Smoothie | Simply Quinoa
Smoothie | Simply Quinoa

By Simply Quinoa

Protein: 12g
Ingredients: 7
Main items:
cucumber, pear, chia

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Raw

Get recipe here

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Carrot & Coconut
Smoothie | Healthy Blender Recipes
Smoothie | Healthy Blender Recipes

By Healthy Blender Recipes

Protein: 11.5g
Ingredients: 9
Main items:
carrot, coconut/avocado

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Raw

Note: The recipe makes two 16 ounce glasses. The protein of 11.5g is per glass.

Get recipe here

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Breakfast Smoothies with Protein with
CASHEW BUTTER and…

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Kale &
Banana
Kale Smoothie | Healthy Blender Recipes
Kale Smoothie | Healthy Blender Recipes

By Healthy Blender Recipes

Protein: 9.5g
Ingredients: 8
Main items:
kale, banana, dates

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Raw

Note: The recipe makes two 16 ounce glasses. The protein of 9.5g is per glass.

Get recipe here

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Pumpkin & Banana
Pumpkin Smoothie | Healthy Blender Recipes
Pumpkin Smoothie | Healthy Blender Recipes

By Healthy Blender Recipes

Protein: 10g
Ingredients: 11
Main items:
oats, pumpkin banana

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Raw

Note: The recipe makes two 16 ounce glasses. The protein of 10g is per glass.

Get recipe here

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Oats &
Banana
Smoothie | Oh She Glows
Smoothie | Oh She Glows


By Oh She Glows

Protein: 10g
Ingredients: 8
Main items:
oats, banana, carob powder

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Raw

Get recipe here

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Avocado & Lime
Smoothie | allwomenstalk
Smoothie | allwomenstalk

By allwomenstalk

Protein: 10g
Ingredients: 11
Main items:
lime, avocado, greens, banana

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Raw

Note: The recipe makes two 16 ounce glasses. The protein of 10g is per glass.
The 10g of protein includes the 2 tbsp of chia seeds (optional in the recipe)

Get recipe here

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Breakfast Smoothies with Protein with
PEANUT BUTTER and…

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Cocoa & Banana
Smoothie | Averie Cooks
Smoothie | Averie Cooks

By Averie Cooks

Protein: 15 grams
Ingredients: 4
Main items:
banana, cocoa

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Raw

Note: The recipe makes two 16 ounce glasses. The protein of 15g is per glass.

Get recipe here

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Berries & Banana
Smoothie | The Vegan Chickpea
Smoothie | The Vegan Chickpea

By The Vegan Chickpea

Protein: 12g
Ingredients: 4
Main items:
banana, berries

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Raw

Get recipe here

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Dates & Cocoa 
Smoothie | Detoxinista
Smoothie | Detoxinista

By Detoxinista

Protein: 12g
Ingredients: 5
Main items:
dates, cocoa, chia

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Raw

Get recipe here

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Spinach & Banana
Smoothie | I Love Vegan
Smoothie | I Love Vegan

By I Love Vegan

Protein: 10g
Ingredients: 6
Main items:
spinach, banana, hemp hearts

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Raw

Get recipe here

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Breakfast Smoothies with Protein with
HEMP SEEDS and…

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Kale &
Apple
Breakfast Smoothies with Protein | Happygut.ca
Breakfast Smoothies with Protein | Happygut.ca

By HappyGut

Protein: 18g
Ingredients: 10-11
Main items:
kale, apple, walnuts

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Raw

Get recipe here

 

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Pumpkin & Quinoa 
Quinoa Smoothie | The Full Helping
Quinoa Smoothie | The Full Helping

By The Full Helping

Protein: 22g
Ingredients: 5-7
Main items:
pumpkin, quinoa, apple

✓ Gluten free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Raw

Get recipe here

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Banana &
Pear
Green Smoothie | The Full Helping
Green Smoothie | The Full Helping

By The Full Helping

Protein: 14g
Ingredients: 8-9
Main items:
banana, pear, avocado, parley

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Raw

Get recipe here

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Banana & Mango
Green Smoothie | I Love Vegan
Green Smoothie | I Love Vegan

By I Love Vegan

Protein: *13g
Ingredients: 6
Main items:
banana, mango, spinach, pumpkin seeds

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Raw

Note: The 13g is without protein powder (optional in recipe). 

Get recipe here

 

 

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Breakfast Smoothies with Protein with with…

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Tofu & Strawberry
Smoothie | Well Vegan
Smoothie | Well Vegan

By Well Vegan

Protein: 15g
Ingredients: 5
Main items:
tofu, strawberry, banana

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free (*has maple syrup)
✓ Raw

Get recipe here

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Sunbutter & Apple
Smoothie | Healthful Pursuit
Smoothie | Healthful Pursuit

By Healthful Pursuit

Protein: 10.9g
Ingredients: 7
Main items:
apple, sunbutter, spinach

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Raw

Get recipe here

 

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Pecan &
Carrot
Pecan Smoothie | Healthy Blender Recipes
Pecan Smoothie | Healthy Blender Recipes

By Healthy Blender Recipes

Protein: 8g
Ingredients: 7
Main items:
pecan, carrot, cardamom

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Raw

Note: The recipe makes 4 & 1/2 cups ounce glasses. The protein of 8g is for 2 & 1/4 cups. 

Get recipe here

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Kale & Blueberries
Smoothie | This Rawsome Vegan Life
Smoothie | This Rawsome Vegan Life

By This Rawsome Vegan Life

Protein: *12g
Ingredients: 4
Main items:
kale, blueberries, hemp seeds/protein powder

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Raw

Note: The 12g of protein is for the version made with hemp seeds. 

Get recipe here

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Green Smoothie Recipe – Spinach & Almond Milk

Green Smoothie Recipe Spinach Almond Milk | Happygut.ca

This green smoothie recipe with spinach & almond butter is ah-mazing! This is how the creation came to life: I was at home, hard at work and, as per usual, I forgot to eat lunch and it was 2pm – yikes! I didn’t have a lot of time and needed something to fill up my belly quick. I had the following ingredients in the fridge: spinach, almond milk & almond butter. I whipped them together and voila! So simple and SO SO VERY delicious!!

The combination of apple and almond butter is the best! My body doesn’t like peanut butter so I always use almond butter in anything that I would use peanut butter in and it never disappoints! (Aside: apple + almond butter also makes a super quick and protein packed snack).

If you are nut free though, use sun butter (or any other nut free “peanut” butter). My nephew is severely allergic to peanuts so nuts are a big no no at my brother’s house. Whenever I’m at their place, I eat sun butter as my almond butter replacer and it tastes great! (I think almost exactly like peanut butter). So, in case you are nut free, feel free to replace the almond butter with sun butter and I’m sure it will taste super. I’ll be trying this recipe with sun butter instead of almond butter the next time I go to my bro’s house.

I’ll definitely be making this again and again. 🙂

Serves: 1

Ingredients for Green Smoothie Recipe Spinach Almond Milk

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 apple, cored
  • 2 handfuls of spinach, washed
  • 2 tbsp of almond butter (or a nut free version, like sun butter)
  • 1-2 tbsp of maple syrup (or any other sweetener), optional
  • 1-2 tbsp hemp seeds (gives an extra 10.6 grams of protein!), optional (if you have it handy)

Directions for Green Smoothie Recipe Spinach Almond Milk

  1. Throw all the ingredients into a blender (I used a Blendtec) and mix it up!

Enjoy! 🙂

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The Best Breakfast Kale Smoothie

Breakfast Kale Smoothie | Happygut.ca
Breakfast Kale Smoothie | Happygut.ca

This breakfast kale smoothie is one of my staple detox breakfast recipes. Not only is it incredibly nutritious, packed with kale and other superfoods, but it is also so delicious! I look forward to this breakfast from the moment I wake up. I throw a lot of things into my breakfast kale smoothie but feel free to use the recipe as a template and eliminate/add whatever else you fancy. 😉

I think a good baseline for the breakfast kale smoothie would be kale, apple, almond milk (or any other type of dairy free milk) and some protein like nuts/nut butter. After that, it’s fair game!

Serves 1-2 (one large glass, or 2 smaller glasses, as shown in the picture above)

Ingredients for Breakfast Kale Smoothie

  • 1 large or 2 small kale leaves
  • 1 small-medium sized apple, cored
  • handful of walnuts
  • 1 tbsp of almond butter
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or any other dairy free milk)
  • 1 tsp flax seeds/ground flax
  • 1 tsp chia seeds/ground chia
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp spirulina (I’m low in iron and spirulina helps me with my daily intake of iron)
  • 4 apricots (also high in iron and naturally sweet)
  • sometimes I also add a tsp of macha powder / maca powder

Directions for Breakfast Kale Smoothie

  1. Throw all ingredients into a high powdered blender (I use my Blendtec) and blend until smooth.
  2. Enjoy! 🙂

Let me know if you adapt the smoothie and how it turns out – I love hearing about cool kale smoothie ideas! 🙂

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Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine Recipe

Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine Recipe

A non alcoholic mulled wine recipe, absolutely perfect for winter. Yes it’s winter. This is a sad sad fact. Although I must say that I live in Toronto and it’s the mildest winter that I can remember! I used to live in Alberta for 3 wonderful (the mountains are absolutely majestic!) but incredibly cold years!

Side rant: People often ask me how cold it was in Alberta. Well, let me tell you. I moved to Alberta in the summer and noticed that all the cars had these plugs sticking out of the front hood. “Hmm, that’s pretty weird,” I thought. Then winter rolled around and I figured it out. Folks, it is so cold in Alberta that people have to plug in their cars so the engine doesn’t freeze to death! It’s true, this is a thing. Humans should not live in such cold places. Luckily the mountains and the summer months and perhaps if you are into winter activities (which I am definitely not), make up for the frigid frigid weather!

Anywho, after living in Alberta I have learned not to complain about Toronto weather (suck it up Torontians!). This winter (so far) has been especially amazing! As I type this, it’s (hold up, lemme check my trusty iphone), +4 degrees celsius! PLUS 4 people! It dun’t get no better than this folks. Perhaps I should have made virgin pina colada instead of a non alcoholic mulled wine recipe. 😛

Okay back to my non alcoholic mulled wine recipe. It’s a Sunday afternoon and what better way to spend it, then working on my blog and sipping on some mulled wine.

I am counting my blessings.

Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine Recipe
Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine Recipe | Happygut.ca

Makes 4 cups

Ingredients for Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine Recipe

  • 2 cups grape juice
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 slices of orange
  • 8 cloves
  • 2-4 tablespoons maple syrup (or honey, if not vegan) to taste

Directions for Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine Recipe

  1. Combine all ingredients in a pot and let simmer for about 15-20 minutes
  2. Serve warm

 

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The Minnie

The Minnie | Happygut.ca

Once upon a time I had a roommate. Her name was Minnie. She was pretty cool. One day, on a cold winter evening, Minnie was drinking this tea type thing that smelled and looked absolutely delicious.

“What is that?” I asked?

“Oh, I dunno. I boiled some almond milk and added a peppermint tea bag with some honey and cinnamon,” said Minnie.

This was my reaction:

Needless to say, “The Minnie” was born. I made that drink basically every day that winter and all winters since. 🙂

Unfortunately, I have lost touch with Minnie. We were roommates in Calgary, I have since moved back to Toronto and her to BC I think. Minnie, if you are reading this THANK YOU (and holla girl!). 🙂

The Minnnie is so delicious friends. Please try it for yourself and see!

Ingredients for The Minnie

  • 1 cup almond milk (or any other dairy free milk)
  • 1 peppermint tea bag
  • honey or maple syrup, to taste
  • a sprinkle of cinnamon / cinnamon stick

Directions for The Minnie

  1. Boil almond milk (add a cinnamon stick if you have)
  2. Pour hot milk over peppermint tea bag
  3. Add honey and a dash of cinnamon
  4. Enjoy!

 

 

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