I think you all know how I feel about protein smoothies! Love them! I drink protein smoothies four days a week for breakfast — on my running days — for muscle recovery. I view them as essential post-run maintenance. And I always throw in some fruit (and sometimes greens) in because I don't much care for eating whole fruits. But I love drinking them!
I typically use Vega One protein powders, but I'm also fond of Phood, Garden of Life, Nutribody, and MRM powders. And though I always keep a stash of several flavors in my pantry, some days you just don't feel like washing out the Vitamix. And luckily, for those days, I can just go to Smoothie King! The smoothie chain recently unveiled two new vegan protein smoothies, made with Sunwarrior plant-based protein!
I ran nine miles on Saturday, one of the last few long training runs before I run my first-ever half-marathon — St. Jude — on December 6th. I could have just made a smoothie after my run, but instead I got a Vegan Mango Kale Smoothie!
The ingredients are so basic —Sunwarrior Warrior Blend plant-based protein, Kale, Mango Juice Blend, Bananas, Apple Juice, Almonds. That's it!
And the flavor was delicious! The mango flavor was spot-on, and I loved the addition of kale and almonds. The smoothie comes in 20, 32, and 40-ounce sizes. I went with the 32-ounce because it had 16 grams of protein, which was about what I needed. This kept me full for hours!
They also have a Vegan Dark Chocolate Banana, which I must try next. And of course, if you're not into protein powder, Smoothie Kings has always had lots of vegan fruit-based smoothie options!