A strawberry vanilla protein smoothie packed with luscious strawberries, blended into creamy refreshing goodness. Healthy and nutritious with vegan plant-based protein.
This vegan strawberry vanilla smoothie recipe is simple and healthy to drink as a breakfast smoothie or as a quick snack. The added protein satisfies the appetite without the unwanted bloated feeling. You can also have this as a pre-workout or after-workout energy boost.
Dairy-free protein smoothie, packed with 5 simple wholesome ingredients:
Fresh or Frozen Strawberries
Vanilla Extract For Added Flavor
Nutrient-Rich Vegan Protein Powder
Agave Nectar as Natural Sweetener
This is definitely one of my favorite smoothies to make when I’m in between meals or need something in the afternoon to give me a quick burst of energy. Instead of reaching for a snack bar, I can have a rich, delicious and nourishing smoothie to sustain me for the rest of the day.
A Homemade Strawberry Vanilla Fruit Smoothie Ready in 5 Minutes
A hint of smooth and creamy vanilla.
A delicious drink to keep you feeling good.
For this simple smoothie recipe, you can use fresh or frozen strawberries as the main ingredient. Since I like my smoothies thick and creamy, I chose frozen strawberries.
*Keep in mind, frozen berries may be more tart and less sweeter than fresh berries, depending on when they were picked. My organic frozen strawberries were a bit tart, but the added vanilla extract and agave nectar balanced out the flavor.
Also, whenever you buy strawberries in bulk, save some to freeze later to use in frozen drinks or smoothies. In addition, you can use them in flavorful baked desserts, or blended into warm oatmeal. You can also save those slightly over-ripened or blemished strawberries from being thrown out by freezing them for later. Frozen strawberries with vegan whipped cream or ice cream is fabulous!
A plant-based non-dairy milk blends everything together.
One of my favorite vegan milk substitutes is Coconut Milk, but there are numerous options to try. These include Soy Milk, Almond Milk, Rice Milk, and Oat Milk. You can find them unsweetened, sweetened, and even flavored. Some brands include Silk, So Delicious, Blue Diamond, Pacific Foods, Oatly and Planet Oat.
With the increase in lactose-intolerance, dietary concerns, food allergies and sensitivity, the expansion of these dairy-free options is a welcome relief.
Vanilla Extract mellows out the strawberries for a smooth and creamy flavor.
Agave Nectar naturally sweetens this smoothie without any unwelcome aftertaste.
Vegan Protein with Benefits – Most vegan protein powders will have protein sourced from soy, hemp seeds, peas, pumpkin seeds, rice, chia seeds, and other sources. The flavored protein powders are convenient to add to any beverage. However, in order to make the powder taste better, some can leave a slight aftertaste.
Many flavored protein powders include a sugar substitute, such as stevia or other natural sweeteners. My main flavored protein powder includes stevia, which I transitioned away from as it leaves a slight after-taste. After checking, I switched over to their unsweetened powder (stevia-free), which I absolutely love!
I hope you’ll enjoy this Strawberry Vanilla Protein Smoothie. Be well and enjoy!
– Coco ♡ | Nectar Bliss Life
Strawberry Vanilla Protein Smoothie (Vegan)
- 2 Cups Frozen or Fresh Strawberries (You can use Regular or Organic Strawberries. Use sliced strawberries for easier blending.)
- 1 1/2 Cup Non-Dairy Milk
- 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract (Optional if using Flavored Protein Powder)
- 2 – 3 Tbsp Agave Nectar or Natural Sweetener
- 1 – 2 Scoops Vegan Protein Powder (Most Vegan Protein Powders are also Gluten-Free)
- Combine all ingredients into a blender. If using frozen strawberries, wait a minute or two to allow the berries to soften.
- Process until smooth. If you like a thinner consistency, add more non-dairy milk.