Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Smoothie King Has Vegan Protein Smoothies!!

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!


GlutenFreeHappyTummy said...

yay for smoothie king!!

Anonymous said...

too bad the serving of kale is small, just enough to color the drink green. the kale has also came from a freezer! Also most of the powders are cross contaminated, as well as the blenders. Mango, you mean "mango juice blend"!

here's an interesting blog I just found as well: