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Best Pea Protein Smoothie Recipes

With a distinct taste, pea protein can sometimes be a tough ingredient for any smoothie. For those who want a great vegan protein with a spectacular amino acid profile though, pea protein is tough to beat.

Some people complain that a plant-based protein doesn’t does taste like a whey protein shake for example.  This is because plant-based protein has a totally different consistency than a milk-based protein. Instead of becoming sticky when you add liquid to them, plant-based proteins absorb the liquid. This means that protein foods made with veggie powders seldom become rubbery or dry, like milk-based proteins tend to do. Instead, plant-based proteins retain a lot of moisture, which lends great body to cakes, muffins, and breads.

Before we get to baking with plant-based proteins, here are some great pea protein recipes to try out.

Almond Chia Smoothie
1 banana (better frozen)
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 tablespoon chia seeds
¾ cup almond milk
1 scoop pea protein
Crushed ice to taste

Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie

1/2 scoop rice protein
1 scoop pea protein
1 tsp maca
1 tbsp cacao
1 tbsp smooth peanut butter
Ice and almond milk to taste

Strawberry Pea Protein Smoothie
1 cup of fresh sweet uncut strawberries
1 cup of 1% low fat milk
1 scoop of pea protein
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
Sweetener and salt to taste