Vegan and Allergy Friendly Banana Cinnamon Protein Shake
It’s not too often you find an allergy friendly and vegan protein shake on the market. Many of the recipes out there for dairy free shakes use nut milk or nut butter. Similarly, they’ll use oats, oatmilk, dairy or yogurt.
I’ve tried many times to make a really good vegan and allergy friendly protein shake, but this is the first one I've actually LOVED.
In large part to a discovery I swore I would hate. I guess that's why you never judge a book by its cover. Enter Banana MIlk from Moola Organic; A plant based milk that's made with water, bananas and sunflower seeds. I thought I would absolutely hate it since I’m super picky about anything banana, but I surprisingly loved it.
It also contains a decent amount of potassium and calcium which are two important nutrients that are not in other non-dairy milk alternatives. Particularly, I know I struggle with getting enough potassium in my day, so this smoothie definitely helps out with that.
The other key is a good protein powder. I’ve recently been using Core Perform as a plant based protein powder. Core Perform was developed by a Registered Dietitian with the goal of being gut friendly. I really appreciate that the powder comes in unique flavors like Maple Banana Bread and Rice Krispy.
Let’s get blending!
You will need:
1 cup Moola Organic Banana Milk
1 scoop Core Perform Maple Banana Bread Protein (Can substitute for another plant based protein
1 large frozen banana
1 tbsp Cinnamon
½ tsp Vanilla Extract
Approx. 2 cups of Ice
Prior to making the smoothie, I would make sure that you have a large banana frozen. The larger and more frozen the banana, the creamier the recipe will come out. I made this recipe (actually the one I happened to film) with a not so frozen banana, and it definitely was not as creamy as all the other times I’ve made it.
Add the frozen banana to the blender first and then add your ice, protein powder, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. I’ll say this everytime I write up a protein shake recipe, but PATIENCE IS KEY! Blend until you reach the consistency that you desire.