Healthy Vegan Smoothie Recipe Ideas

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It’s important to maintain a balanced vegan diet by consuming the right amounts and mix of nutrients. Rich, plant-based ingredients like these vegan smoothie recipe ideas, plus a Polyphenol Omega Balance food supplement, provide a two-pronged approach for nutrients your body needs.

This is where products like Zinzino’s synergistic blend of marine micro-algae oil comes in. BalanceOil+ Vegan is an easy way to get your daily intake of Omega-3, Omega-9, and Vitamin D. It’s free from toxins and genetic modification, with The Vegan Society stamp of approval.

You can take your daily serving of BalanceOil+ Vegan by itself… or you can combine it with these meal-like drinks.

Let’s learn how to make vegan smoothies, shall we?

strawberry-smoothie

The Breakfast: Strawberry, yogurt, hemp protein smoothie

Kick-start your day with this very vegan, very yummy smoothie. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • ½ cup non-dairy yogurt
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 to 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract or ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1-2 tbsp hemp protein
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • 1 cup of almond milk (or your vegan milk of choice)
  • Your daily serving of BalanceOil+ Vegan

And, you know what to do. Blend! You can top up with granola for some crunchy texture. Talk about the vegan smoothie recipe easy button.

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The Mid-Afternoon Refreshment: Cardamom cinnamon turmeric iced tea 

There are just too many ways we can describe this drink. Spiced iced tea… chai spiced tea… golden milk iced tea… iced masala tea… your favorite vegan smoothie recipe idea that’s also gluten-free.

This is the perfect 3 pm pick-me-up drink. It’s gentle, with an explosion of exotic flavors that wakes you up. This concoction is a turmeric and spiced version of the Thai iced tea.

Add these ingredients to your shopping list:

For the chai tea:

  • 3 cups of water
  • 1-2 tsp loose leaf tea
  • ¼ tsp chai spice (or a big pinch of cardamom, cinnamon and black pepper)
  • ½ tsp grated ginger
  • A dash of stevia (based on your personal preference of sweetness)
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • Your daily serving of BalanceOil+ Vegan

And the turmeric milk:

  • 1 cup coconut milk (or your vegan milk of choice)
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • A dash of stevia (based on your personal preference of sweetness)
  • Ice cubes

Start with the tea ingredients first, adding them all into a saucepan. Simmer for two minutes, strain, and set to the side. Once cool, do a sweetness taste test.

Mix the coconut milk with turmeric, cinnamon, and stevia. To bring out the flavors, heat the milk. In a tall glass, add ice cubes and the tea mixture ¾ of the way, then serve with turmeric milk.

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The Dessert: Vanilla date (almond) milkshake 

Get ready for this to be your favorite new vegan after-dinner treat. Grab these ingredients:

  • 1 cup of almond milk (or your vegan milk of choice)
  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 3-4 large dates (soft and fresh)
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Your daily serving of BalanceOil+ Vegan

Combine the ingredients in the blender. Mix for two minutes or until smooth. This vegan smoothie recipe idea is quick to make.

The Polyphenol Omega Balance food supplement, registered by The Vegan Society 

You’re going to have to remind yourself not to feel guilty after these plant-based smoothie recipes, it’s that good. You’ll also forget these delights are not just tasty – they’re packed with key nutrients, essential for overall health (especially as a vegan). BalanceOil+ Vegan is a unique formula that contributes to normal heart1)EPA and DHA contribute to the normal function of the heart. The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of EPA and DHA as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF Omega-3 FATTY ACIDS as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of EPA and DHA., brain2)DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function. The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 40 mg of DHA per 100 g and per 100 kcal. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of DHA. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) maternal intake contributes to the normal brain development of the fetus and breastfed infants. Information shall be given to pregnant and lactating women that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 200 mg of DHA in addition to the recommended daily intake of Omega-3 fatty acids for adults, i.e. 250 mg DHA and EPA. The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of at least 200 mg DHA., and immune3)Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system. The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF vitamin D as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. function.

This blend of micro-algae oil is high in Omega-3’s (EPA, DHA and DPA), echium seed oil (SDA, ALA, and GLA), extra virgin pre-harvest olive oil (cell-protecting polyphenols4)Olive oil polyphenols contribute to the protection of blood lipids from oxidative stress. The claim may be used only for olive oil which contains at least 5 mg of hydroxytyrosol and its derivatives (e.g. oleuropein complex and tyrosol) per 20 g of olive oil. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 20 g of olive oil.), and vegan Vitamin D3. BalanceOil+ Vegan natural flavor combines perfectly with any smoothie, tea, milkshake, or juice. It’s the perfect way to start your day (and not have to worry about where you’re sourcing those essential nutrients from).

So, tell us. What kind of vegan smoothie idea are you in the mood for today? A smoothie we described above or maybe your own invention? Just don’t forget the most important ingredient: BalanceOil+ Vegan.

Because, vegans (and vegetarians), it makes your life a whole lot easier.

Click here for more healthy recipe ideas. 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

References

1 EPA and DHA contribute to the normal function of the heart. The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of EPA and DHA as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF Omega-3 FATTY ACIDS as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of EPA and DHA.
2 DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function. The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 40 mg of DHA per 100 g and per 100 kcal. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of DHA. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) maternal intake contributes to the normal brain development of the fetus and breastfed infants. Information shall be given to pregnant and lactating women that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 200 mg of DHA in addition to the recommended daily intake of Omega-3 fatty acids for adults, i.e. 250 mg DHA and EPA. The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of at least 200 mg DHA.
3 Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system. The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF vitamin D as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.
4 Olive oil polyphenols contribute to the protection of blood lipids from oxidative stress. The claim may be used only for olive oil which contains at least 5 mg of hydroxytyrosol and its derivatives (e.g. oleuropein complex and tyrosol) per 20 g of olive oil. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 20 g of olive oil.
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