Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for me. I’m one of those people that need to eat as soon as I wake up, and if it’s not substantial I end up hungry again within the hour! For me, breakfast has to last me until at least 11am and contain a good dose of protein. It also needs to be healthy, as that helps me stay healthy for the rest of the day. And that’s where the vegan smoothie comes in.
I love many different types of smoothie, but I don’t always find them that filling. Juices do nothing for my hunger (as much as I’d love them to!) so I need something more. The most filling vegan smoothie recipe I’ve come up with to date is this peanut butter and banana one, which also contains oats. It’s so filling I can easily last until lunch!
Portions: 1 glass
Prep time: 5 minutes
Suitable for: vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free
The only equipment you’ll need for this recipe is a blender. I’d recommend the Kenwood Multipro Compact Food Processor which is what I use. It comes with a blender attachment that is excellent – we’ve had ours for several years and only now need to replace it (and that’s because my partner dropped it on the floor, rather than it not working anymore!).
If you like to drink your smoothies on the go then I’d totally recommend the Breville Blend Active Personal Blender & Smoothie Maker. It’s essentially a budget-friendly Nutribullet with a blending bottle, meaning less washing up as the blender is the bottle. If you’ve got a higher budget then you can’t go wrong with the Nutribullet 600 Series.
The focus with this vegan smoothie recipe is to start your day off right. It’s got protein from the peanut butter and the oats, and also has a good amount of fibre from the oats and the banana. The peanut butter also introduces some healthy fats into your diet, and the plant milk is great for fortified vitamins and minerals (depending on which brand and type you go for).
- 250ml plant-based milk (I’d recommend soy, oat, or almond)
- 1 ripe banana, split into smaller pieces
- 2-3 tbsp peanut butter (use my one ingredient homemade peanut butter recipe to make this into a much healthier breakfast drink!)
- 25g rolled porridge oats (optional)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
As for cost, this works out as a really budget-friendly recipe which is what I like to see! We shop at Aldi, and I used my homemade peanut butter recipe to make the vegan smoothie. This was a hard one to work out as the amounts are all so small, but it came to 53p per serving. The maple syrup is actually the most expensive ingredient (even in such a small quantity) so leave that out and it costs only 32p per serving!
- Add all of the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into your favourite breakfast mug. Either drink straight away or top with extra peanut butter or maple syrup if desired.
- If you’re allergic to peanuts then this recipe works just as well with almond butter.
- You can swap out the maple syrup for agave nectar, or if not vegan you can use honey.
- If you prefer a thinner smoothie then leave the oats out, or simply add more milk!
- For an extra protein boost, add a tablespoon of ground flax before blending.
What’s your favourite breakfast smoothie recipe? Do you have a vegan smoothie that you particularly like? Share below, and don’t forget to like and pin if you enjoyed this post! You can read some of my other vegan recipes here: