Power up your morning with this plant-based protein and fiber packed Wild Blueberry Peanutty Protein Smoothie!
September is Better Breakfast Month and it’s no secret that I’m a tremendous breakfast fan. This Wild Blueberry Peanutty Protein Smoothie is a combo of my true love, breakfast, and my most recent obsession, wild blueberries!
During my recent sponsored trip to the Wild Blueberry Barrens in Maine, we not only learned everything you ever wanted to know about wild blueberries but engaged in a little friendly competition. We were challenged to dream up a smoothie featuring frozen wild blueberries plus a max of 5 additional ingredients. Of course, my creation had to be high in protein, cause that’s what I do 🙂 However, I deviated from my usual whey protein and cottage cheese add-ins and chose to feature tofu and powdered peanut butter instead.
If you are one of those people who is hesitant to try cooking with tofu, I assure you, it’s easy! It’s very mild and takes on the flavor of whatever you add to it or blends easily with so many different taste profiles. The only trick you need to know when preparing tofu is to make sure you remove as much water as possible. This is easily accomplished with paper towels and lots of blotting or you can get fancy and purchase a tofu press. I’ve done both, and to be honest, I’m happier with the paper towels. I use firm tofu in everything because the texture is pleasing; not too hard, not too soft. Plus, you decrease food waste by buying one variety and making several recipes with it.
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- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup powdered peanut butter
- 4 ounces firm tofu, drained and patted dry
- 1 packet stevia
- 1 Tablespoon flaxseed meal
- 1 cup frozen wild blueberries
- A few ice cubes
- Garnish with a sprinkle of powdered peanut butter
- Place all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.
- Garnish with extra powdered peanut butter.
My Wild Blueberry Peanutty Protein Smoothie packs 24 grams of plant-based protein in 270 calories plus a whopping 13 grams of fiber. That’s about 1/2 of the recommended daily intake in breakfast alone! Plus, it’s vegan and gluten-free with no added sugar.
Check out some of my other high protein breakfast smoothies and bowls to make your September a Better Breakfast Month!
Toasted Coconut Wild Blueberry Smoothie Bowl
Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl
PB and J Smoothie Bowl
Minty Green Shamrock Smoothie
Brownie Banana Cereal Smoothie Bowl
Vegan Ginger Peach Smoothie
Please share links to your favorite breakfast smoothie and bowl recipes with me in the comments below. I’m always looking for more inspiration too!! 🙂