A LOT of people worry about us vegans and our protein intake. We get those questions from friends, family, co-workers, even strangers sometimes, but we have a lot of tricks up our sleeves. One of my favorite ways to pack in a lot of protein first thing and give myself a little boost is by having a protein packed smoothie for breakfast. Now, I’m very picky when it comes to vegan protein powders. It can be tricky enough finding just plain old vegan protein powders, let alone the ones I like, so I’m always all ears when it comes to learning about the hot new protein powders. I don’t like it when they’re chalky or when you have to have a ton of it for a serving. But, I was approached by Yuve to try out their hot new product, I couldn’t wait. Yuve is new to the vegan scene and came out just this January!
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Think you have to eat meat or dairy to be an athlete? Think again. Yuve’s founder is a former Russian ballerina, Lola Shernukova, who wanted a way to supplement her diet without spending a ton of time on complicated meal prep (sound familiar?). So, Yuve was born! It’s also awesome because it isn’t filled with weird ingredients. It’s made from dehydrated fruits and veggies, is vegan, non-gmo, there’s no added sugar or artificial sweeteners, soy free, has 16g of protein, 4g of fiber and it’s only 155 calories! It has things like chia seeds, maca powder, and pea protein to give you a boost.
I love smoothies and try to have one every single morning and so I did a taste test of the Yuve plain with unsweetened, original almond milk, and then as a smoothie, and both were delicious!
As I mentioned before, chalkiness is a HUGE pet peeve of mine, so I was super happy to find Yuve doesn’t sport the chalky texture. It’s smooth and the chocolate and chia seeds (which are actually present!) are a perfect combo. The flavor is both chocolate and raspberry, so it enhances your smoothies by adding a chocolate berry flavor.
Now, as always, this smoothie recipe is definitely customizable dependent upon your favorite fruits and veggies. My go to fruits and veggies are always berries, cherries, kale, and banana, but feel free to add in anything else you might want (or subtract items you’re not crazy about!) to create a perfect protein boost breakfast.
- 1 cup of raw kale with stems removed
- 5 fresh strawberries
- ¼-1/2 cup frozen cherries
- ½ frozen banana
- 1 cup of almond milk (or other non-dairy milk of your choice)
- 1 serving of Yuve protein powder
- coconut water (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until everything is incorporated and smoothie. For a thinner smoothie, add in water or coconut water.
- Snob Away.
So go out and buy Yuve protein powder right now, it will not disappoint!
Full Disclosure: Although I received a free sample for review, I am not affiliated with Yuve, nor did I feel obligated to write a review or positive review in exchange. I am just an exploring vegan excited to share all my vegan-y discoveries with whomever may want to read! Read more about my philosophy on product reviews here. Please note that if you buy a product through my links, I receive a small percentage from Amazon.