Now, I know this is insane for a vegetarian to say, but I was never super concerned about getting enough protein. You see, I eat egg whites, cheese and peanut butter every day so I thought I was doing okay in the protein department. However, after recently stepping up my workouts, I found myself exhausted and craving protein-heavy foods like veggie burgers and more eggs. Curious as to my necessary protein levels, I did a quick google search.
According to the research I did, I need about 40-80g of protein per day. HOLY CRAP. I was maybe getting 26g on an average day? I needed to double or even triple the amount of protein I was getting. Hardly an easy task for a vegetarian.
Luckily for me, it was around this time that I came across this post from my friend Kat at The Fit Girl's Kitchen. She had tons of yummy protein-based breakfast smoothie recipes. I had always been wary of "protein shakes" but the brand of why Kat uses is organic so I thought I'd give it a whirl.
I've been experimenting for a couple of weeks now and I have a favorite recipe to share with you. I give you, the Coconut Vanilla Breakfast Smoothie!
Coconut Vanilla Breakfast Smoothie
Makes 2 servings
1 Cup Light Almond Milk, Plain
1 Cup Coconut Milk, Unsweetened
1 Serving Tera's Sustained Energy Whey Protein - Vanilla
2 Tbsp Shredded Sweetened Coconut
Toss all ingredients in a blender and go wild! It makes two servings so I just fill two mason jars, take one to work and leave the other in the fridge for tomorrow. Enjoy!