- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/3 cup plain vegan yogurt
- 2 handfuls frozen blueberries
- 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed powder
- 2 ice cubes
- 3 tbsp Complement Protein or other protein powder (Optional)
Note: Want an extra boost of protein? Add 3 tbsp of Complement Protein.
Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree. Simple, right?
But not so fast; there are countless possible variations. Although the original recipe uses all blueberries, you really can substitute any frozen fruit. We’ve tried raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, cherries, and even mangos. You can find these bags of frozen fruit in the “pie filling” part of the frozen section of the grocery store. Our favorite blend is blueberries, blackberries, and cherries. The great thing about all these berries is that they are loaded with antioxidants (and who doesn’t want more of that hot nutritional buzzword?), and for whatever reason, we just never eat fresh berries. Some other changes we’ve tried: Adding 1 oz acai juice or goji juice (more antioxidants but a little pricey), mixing in some fresh fruit, and adding additional supplements like glutamine (for workout recovery).
Read the blog post where this recipe originally appeared: Smooth Operator