I have been trying to up my protein intake lately per my nutritionist’s recommendation. He suggests for my height, weight, health history and current blood-work that I consume 90-100 grams of protein per day. He’s fine with it being plant or animal based ~ I’m trying a combination of both. So in comes the soy milk. I’m not a big soy fan in general but I’m giving it a try to see how it meshes with my system. There are a lot of controversies out there regarding soy so I thought I’d do some experimentation myself.
Chocolate Banana Soy Smoothie
- 2 Tablespoons of cacao powder
- 2 Tablespoons of raw almond butter (or all natural peanut butter)
- 1 ripe banana
- 1.5 cups Earth Balance Organic Unsweetened Soy Milk
- 5-10 drops vanilla stevia
- 6 ice cubes
Blend all ingredients in your Vitamix blender and serve. Yields over 20 ounces and provides 17 grams of quick, delicious protein.