Homemade Suja Sunset Protein smoothie

Hi friends! How’s the day going so far? I confidently say it’s an improvement from yesterday. The Pilot is feeling much better (thank you for all of the get well wishes for him!), my eyes don’t feel like they’re on fire anymore (three cheers), and we all slept in. It’s like Christmas when that happens.

Thank you so much for sharing your healthy living budget tips this morning! There are so many amazing suggestions in there, and some that I’m going to work on implementing in our house ASAP. As far as getting free workouts at home, I put together some videos for Glutino’s blog with some favorite moves if you’d like to check it out! For food, I forgot to mention that a great money saver can be recreating restaurant or store-bought meals and snacks at home.

I did this one today with an at-home version of one of my favorite smoothies: Suja Sunset Protein! 

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This smoothie tastes like a delicious dessert and the nutrition stats are awesome (10g protein and 160 calories), which make it a great post-workout option. After scanning the ingredients, I realized they were mostly items we had here at home, so I decided to give it a try.

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The result: a sweet and slightly spiced protein-packed vegan milkshake. You need this.

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Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give it a whirl! 

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Homemade Suja Sunset Protein Smoothie
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An at-home version of a protein-packed vegan smoothie!
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 banana (even better: use frozen)
  2. 1 cup almond milk
  3. 1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for at least 1 hour (can also use fresh coconut meat instead)
  4. 3 tablespoons hemp protein (or any protein powder you like!)
  5. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  6. 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  7. 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth. Bottoms up!
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You can see how the nutrition stats compare here! My version is higher in protein and fat (probably from adding the cashews) but less sugar. Not too shabby!

Have you made any amazing smoothies lately? What’s your go-to combo?

Hope you have a great night <3

xoxo

Gina

Check in with today’s workout! I’ll be surprising a participant at the end of the month with a new lulu tank + copy of “HIIT It!”

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Comments

  1. Mmmm this looks delicious! I love cinnamon in my smoothies!

  2. Just a question – I am reading more about Almond Milk being bad for the environment. Problem is I love it more than the alternatives – namely soy milk. Do you have any alternatives you recommend?

    • What’s wrong with almond milk?

      • Almonds just have a huge ecological footprint. They require tons of water…I was reading that it’s over one gallon per almond. And especially since most almonds in this country are grown in California, and California is experiencing an almost five year drought, it’s not exactly good practice that our country’s almond consumption has skyrocketed due to the new affection for almond milk. There’s more to it, like how wells for water need to be dug and are causing the earth to sink etc. etc. It’s good information and an interesting read, but it really sucks, cause I love almond milk! Ha.

        • By “earth to sink” I meant the ground is sinking…not that the earth is sinking through outer space hahah just wanted to clarify that

  3. Yum! I love soaked cashews in recipes. They make everything so creamy dreamy.

  4. Sounds fabulous! Yum!!!!

  5. This sounds delicious! And I’m glad everyone’s feeling better!

  6. This looks delicious! I’m always looking for new smoothie recipes!

  7. I’m late on commenting on this- but that looks delicious! I’ve recently gotten into the very boring habit of having the exact same smoothie every day (spinach, avocado, mango, banana, protein powder, water) so it’s nice to have an idea for switching it up. Plus I just bought a big bag of cashews- so I think I’ll be making this shortly 🙂

  8. Love the idea of adding soaked cashews to a smoothie/protein shake! I’m always looking for ways to make my shakes taste creamier/more decadent!

  9. This sounds delicious!

  10. This sounds so delightful. I’m all about cashews and hemp these days! In fact, all I use is hemp oil for salads and cooking lately!

  11. That looks so good! My go-to these days has been frozen banana + frozen blueberries + nondairy milk + pb with hemp seeds and coconut flakes on top. Poor girl’s acai bowl? 😉

  12. Sharon T says:

    Yum. Breakfast these days is a glowing green smoothie – romaine, spinach, cucumber, Apple, cilantro, and lemon juice! It has a surprising amount of protein from the plants. 🙂

  13. What protein powder do you use these days, still Sun Warrior?

    • Fitnessista says:

      i was using shakeology until i got pregnant, and since then it’s been daily burn fuel 6 or the trader joe’s hemp protein
      i love sun warrior, but my tastebuds are so wacky right now that the stevia taste is too much

  14. Creamy chocolaty deliciousness come to me now!

  15. Hi Gina 🙂 I wondered if you could tell me how to access the workout calendars each month?

    • Fitnessista says:

      sign up for the newsletter (at the top of the blog or the right side bar) and you’ll get a new one each month 🙂

  16. Is your protein powder a vanilla flavor?

  17. Fun to see the comparison! Your version sounds great…love cashews in smoothies 🙂

  18. Faye Holloway says:

    Hi Gina ,

    I’ve been struggling to find a good recovery drink to do in the morning after Orange theory workouts. What’s your preferred way to refuel after a workout?

    • Fitnessista says:

      Hi! What time do you usually go?

      • Faye Holloway says:

        I usually go on Thursday mornings at 6:15 and Sunday mornings at 8:45. I went yesterday and don’t know if I worked too hard, but I was wrecked for the rest of the day – so tired and hungry. My orange was 24 so maybe I should dial back some, but I also thought a good recovery drink could work too?

  19. Love bananas and vanilla, this looks YUMMY!
    going to try it out today! thanks 🙂

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