Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Vega and Silk. All opinions are my own.
With the onset of fall, most people’s attention is shifting to new routines, back to school, back to work, sports and making sure that to-do list doesn’t get out of control. We are no exception in our house. This fall, we are navigating a grade 1-er, a preschooler, a 2-year old, swim lessons, skating lessons and at some point in the day…sleep.
I’m a huge smoothie fan because most often, I don’t have time for a decent sit down breakfast but am not willing to sacrifice a good full tummy either. Smoothies, for me, are fast, easy and can give you a real nutritional bang, while being enjoyed on the go. Heck, they can even be prepped in advance to give you an extra 5 minutes of sleep in the morning (heck ya!)!
I’ve been a long-time Vega user and the only milk I use is Silk unsweetened almond milk. So the opportunity to share one of my favorite easy smoothie recipes using both is about as awesome as being hired to be a professional coffee drinker (aim high, friends).
One common misconception with smoothies is that they have to be complicated and have a dozen or more things thrown into the mix. That can be good but I’m more of a fan of the K.I.S.S (keep it simple stupid) approach. For me, the key is picking your ingredients carefully to get the biggest bang without making it complicated.
Thankfully, Vega and Silk agree with me (high five’s and hugs all around!). Both products pack that nutrition punch already so all you need is a bit of filler and your smoothie is all killer.
About Silk True Almond (unsweetened):
30 calories per serving
Absolutely no added sugar
As much calcium as dairy milk
Excellent source of Vitamin D
Absolutely no cholesterol
Low saturated fat
Free of dairy, soy, lactose, casein, gluten, egg and msg
Non-GMO project verified
No artificial colours, flavors of any funky business
All-in-one shake to help meet your daily nutritional needs
20g of plant-based protein
160 calories per serving
Vibrant greens blend
Vitamins and Minerals from real plant-based ingredients
25% recommended daily limit of fiber
Omega 3’s ALA, antioxidants, 1 billion CFU probiotics
No added sugar, dairy or soy ingredients
Non-GMO project verified
So other than throwing the two together in a shaker cup (which is about as fast and easy as breakfast gets) and running out the door, what are some of the other ways you can use these? In a world currently obsessed with pumpkin spice everything, I’m going to go against the grain and offer up one of my favorite, year-round smoothie recipes. It’s creamy and rich and hits the spot, even on a chilly fall morning. Enjoy!
Mango Coconut Smoothie
1 cup Coconut milk (full fat)
1.5 cups frozen Mango Chunks (if using fresh, add 1/2 cup ice to help thicken)
1 cup Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk (can also use their coconut milk to make it extra coconutty)
1 scoop VegaOne French Vanilla powder
1 handful Spinach
Add all ingredients to blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!
Need a bit more inspiration? Here are a few other ideas to keep your smoothie game fresh:
HAPPY BLENDING EVERYONE!
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