Vegan Strawberry Banana Smoothie

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it can be hard to make a full-fledged healthy meal on a crazy morning. We’ve been there, so that’s why we love easy-to-grab foods that will both satisfy and provide health benefits without compromising flavor. Enter our Strawberry Banana Smoothie–this luscious, vegan-friendly, and protein-filled recipe is a sure way to get flavor and nutrients into your morning routine. A low-stress, nutritious breakfast is the best way to start your day, and thanks to the sorghum, it will keep you full until lunchtime. Plus, it’s great for the whole family, as well as providing a nice alternative to other traditional sugary breakfasts. We know that smoothies are a huge hit in our households, and hopefully they will become a staple in your kitchen, too!

Not only is this unique recipe easy to create, but it also contains sorghum, which is one of our favorite grains to cook with. Sorghum is rich in flavor, and it’s also a great nutrition booster because it’s a good source of whole grains and protein, which will help satiate while providing exceptional flavors. This makes sorghum the perfect grain to have in your kitchen, as you can batch cook it, store it, and add it to soups, salads, or muffins later on in the week. While this recipe features cooked sorghum, it also highlights sorghum syrup, a natural sweetener that adds an earthy flavor to complement the sweetness of the strawberries and vanilla. It also enhances the sorghum taste while providing nutrients like iron, calcium, and potassium. So, go ahead and make sure that this breakfast is on repeat–it’s one that your whole family is sure to fall in love with!

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Vegan Strawberry Banana Smoothie
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Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup whole grain sorghum, cooked
  • 1 medium ripe banana, frozen
  • 3/4 cup strawberries, frozen <g class=”gr_ gr_52 gr-alert gr_spell gr_disable_anim_appear undefined ContextualSpelling” id=”52″ data-gr-id=”52″>un-thawed</g>
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sorghum syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Coconut chips (optional for garnish)
  • Equipment:
  • Blender
Instructions
  1. Puree in a blender until smooth.
  2. Top with coconut chips and serve.
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 205 calories, Fat: 6 grams, Saturated fat: 1 gram, Carbohydrates: 30 grams, Sugar: 12 grams, Sodium: 65 milligrams, Fiber: 5 grams, Protein: 6 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Notes
*You can interchange the hemp seeds with flax or chia if desired. Chia seeds will thicken the smoothie texture.[br]*Sorghum syrup can be interchanged with honey or maple syrup.[br]*Ice can be added for a colder, frosty smoothie.[br]*You can increase the protein and creaminess with the addition of yogurt or Icelandic Skyr or your favorite nut or seed butter. [br]*Disclosure: Triad to Wellness is a nutrition consultant for The Sorghum Checkoff. However, we were not compensated for this post–all opinions are our own.

 

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