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Protein smoothies are simple enough—add some Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, or inexpensive whey protein to your favorite smoothie ingredients, and you’re covered. But, high-protein vegan smoothies are a little trickier. Protein-rich dairy is off the table, and vegan protein powders from things like rice and peas tend to be a little bit more expensive.
All isn’t lost, though. There are plenty of ways to add a little protein to smoothies without adding animal products. High-protein vegan smoothies often contain nuts and nut butters, seeds (hemp, chia, and sunflower seeds are favorites), and even whole grains like oats that do pack a decent protein punch.
The high-protein vegan smoothie recipes below are simple to prepare, and guaranteed to satisfy. You can always add a little more protein with a scoop or two of vegan protein powder, but that’s up to you!
Green Power Breakfast Smoothie
Hemp hearts are a protein powerhouse, and this breakfast smoothie is packed with ’em. Sunflower seeds also add a little protein punch, plus great flavor.
Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie
Is there a tastier way to add protein to a smoothie than with peanut butter? I don’t think so.
Chocolate Protein Shake
Hemp and chia seeds, plus a hefty scoop of peanut butter, make this chocolate smoothie what it is.
Green Warrior Protein Smoothie
This protein-packed vegan smoothie is also packed with nutrient-rich, tasty produce. A win-win.
Sunflower Cinnamon Maca Smoothie
Shake things up with this spice-filled sunflower smoothie.
This easy recipe blends chia seeds, oats, and banana to create a thick, satisfying smoothie.
Protein Smoothie Bowls
The secret ingredient in these creamy, protein-rich smoothie bowls? Silken tofu. (But don’t worry, no one will notice.)
Peanut Butter-Banana Green Smoothie Bowls
Not only are these vibrant smoothie bowls perfect for whatever toppings you have on hand, they also pack several servings of vegetables.
Banana Creamsicle Smoothie
This sweet-tart, creamsicle smoothie delivers plenty of fruit and plenty of flavor.
Coconut yogurt makes an especially great base for this easy, filling smoothie.
Blueberry, Almond, and Quinoa Smoothie Bowls
Oats aren’t the be-all, end-all of breakfast grains—quinoa smoothie bowls work, too!
Oatmeal-Cinnamon Smoothie With Oatmeal Cookie Crumble
Cookies for breakfast? Yes you can, with this cookie-topped oatmeal smoothie.
Low-Carb Peanut Butter Smoothie
This smoothie may be relatively low-carb, but it is high-flavor, thanks to peanut butter and cocoa powder.
Mixed Berry Smoothie
Use your favorite frozen berries to whip up one of these gorgeous, high-protein, berry smoothies.
Peanut Butter, Banana, and Hemp Smoothie
This sweet smoothie may not look like much, but there’s plenty going on inside.
Who needs dessert when you can eat a thick, creamy chocolate smoothie for breakfast?
Banana Split Smoothie
Be honest: Does anything sound like a better breakfast than a banana split smoothie?