Our family loves smoothies! It’s a quick way to make sure you’re getting protein, fiber and other important nutrients. An easy way to boost your breakfast or post workout smoothie is with protein powder. I was recently invited to try Yuve Raw Chia Seeds & Cocoa. Yuve provides a complete vegan protein source through a combination of pea and rice protein and can be used as a meal or snack. You’ll be happy to know the powder is non-GMO, dairy/soy-free and is a blend of nearly two-dozen premium natural ingredients including buckwheat, goji berries, spirulina, maca powder, raw chia seeds, vitamins A, C, E, selenium, fiber and super antioxidant resveratrol with no added sugar. I’ve also learned the main benefit of plant-based protein powders is that they tend to be much easier on the digestive tract than dairy based sources.
I made my smoothie with almond milk but any nut milk or water works too. You can also add fresh fruit or greens before you blend. The unique taste and texture comes from the combination of raw chia seeds, cocoa beans and goji berries. My smoothie was rich and filling. I also discovered the Yuve blog is a great resource for recipes and recommends mixing in oatmeal for added protein. That’s a valuable tip as we had back to school.
Yuve comes in a family friendly size container of 15 servings. Take advantage of Yuve’s offer to try for free!
- 3 Bananas, when brown & spotted
- 4 Medjool dates
- 2 tbsp Almond Milk
- Cut your bananas into 1-2″ pieces and put into the freezer for at least 4 hours. Freeze overnight for the best results. Add frozen banana pieces, dates (pit them first) and almond milk a blender or food processor. Blend for 2 minutes until a smooth, creamy texture is achieved. Transfer to an airtight container and freeze until solid. You can eat the ice cream immediately, but it will be quite soft. Scoop into a bowl and serve with fresh fruit, coconut flakes, granola, peanut butter, chocolate chips, almond silvers, or your favorite ice cream topping!