Looking for the best new protein recipes? We’ve come up with some deliciously conscious recipes for you, and we think you’re going to swoon over how good these recipes are — really, we think you’ll swoon. Check them out.
Conscious Coconut Chocolate Protein Smoothie Recipe
What’s not to love about a protein smoothie that’s loaded with whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, and flakey coconut? Oh, did we forget to mention that this is a vegan smoothie recipe packed with good things for you?
1 ½ tablespoons cacao powder
1 cup cauliflower (frozen)
2 pitted dates
1 cup coconut milk
1 pinch salt
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
dairy-free whipped cream topping
1 tablespoon almond butter (drizzle)
vegan chocolate syrup (drizzle)
vegan chocolate chips
sprinkle toasted coconut flakes
Blend all ingredients from the cacao powder down to the vanilla extract together. Once you get the consistency you want, pour your drink into your favorite glass and generously top with whipped cream, almond butter, chocolate syrup, chocolate chips, and toasted coconut flakes. You can play with the toppings and add or subtract anything you want to make this the most yum drink you’ve ever had.
Live Conscious Cosmic Cacao is a delicious chocolatey protein supplement that uses plant-based proteins, so you can stick to your healthy food choices and boost your protein consumption in an ethical way. Why consume more protein? It helps with weight management, muscle gain, and it supports a healthy metabolism.
This recipe also uses cauliflower and dates. Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable high in fiber (which makes you feel full) and B-vitamins, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. Dates have a great smooth texture, and they’re sweet, but they’re also loaded with fiber and have some very important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that your body needs and benefits from.
Conscious Vegan Vanilla Almond Protein Smoothie Recipe
Here’s another smoothie recipe. Getting tired of chocolate? Okay, that’s a joke — who gets tired of chocolate? But how about giving a vanilla recipe a try? Again, we’re fixated on healthy vegan ingredients that taste like something you’d find in a good, old-fashioned malt shop.
1 banana, frozen
2 tablespoon almond butter
1 handful ice
1 cup almond milk
⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract
white chocolate flakes
Blend ingredients from the banana down to the vanilla extract together until you get the consistency you want, and then pour into a glass and top with suggested items or add your own for a personal flair. In our video, you’ll see that we’ve added a little edible orchid because why not? It’s pretty and will have you feeling like you’re tucking into a divine delight — which you are!
Live Conscious Vanilla Dream Protein powder gives you the same metabolism and muscle support that our chocolate protein powder does, but this one has a light and fragrant vanilla flavor. Once again, it’s all vegan, so this plant-based protein helps you make those ethical choices that are important to you.
You’ll notice that this recipe triples up on the almond, and we do it for a good reason — almonds are good for you! Almonds are also tasty, but we’re looking at health benefits here. Almonds load you up on fiber, protein (yes — more protein!), vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, and healthy fats. Here’s something interesting about the calories in almond fats; your body doesn’t absorb about 10% of them because the fat isn’t digestible. Strange, right? So it’s almost like getting free calories.
Conscious Fruity Protein Smoothie
Okay, if you want to go all traditional and have a protein smoothie after your workout, we don’t blame you. There’s something soothing and pleasant about a smoothie after sweating. We like this recipe because it’s pretty straightforward, and it gives you a lot of opportunities for substitutions that can help turn it into your own concoction. Seriously, we want you to transform it into your post-workout recovery drink.
1 cup ice or 1 cup frozen fruit
1 scoop Live Conscious Organic Protein Powder (Cosmic Cacao or Vanilla Dream)
1 tablespoon honey (or maple syrup)
⅓ cup coconut milk (or orange juice if using Vanilla Dream)
Blend it all until you get the consistency you want. You might need a little more ice or liquid. Now, start adding your favorite flavors to come up with a personalized recipe for this basic protein shake.
This recipe is really all about giving you the health benefits of additional protein as a delicious reward for that getting that workout in. It’s a way to feel totally good about indulging because it’s not really an indulgence, and it’s going to prevent you from eating handfuls of other treats as you battle within for a compromise. Believe us; this is that one treat you want to have in the freezer for when those cravings hit.