Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Quick and Easy Vegan Shakes

My first recipe post... There's a reason for this. I don't like to cook and I'm soooooooo not good at it. But I try and I do make dinner for my family (almost) every night. I've been on a healthy kick lately, trying to get my family and I to eat cleaner and healthier. I've never eaten poorly really... I've never liked fast food, or soda, or meat. But I also don't eat the things I should like fruits and vegetables. Basically, I like carbs...
I was a vegetarian for 4 years of my life in college and after. When I got pregnant with my son, I decided I would eat white meat because I wanted to give him all the nutrition he needed to be healthy and grow. After that I continued to eat some meat here and there but recently I've started cutting it out again and I want to eventually go full on vegan. It's going to be hard but I think I can do it because I have never really enjoyed animal products. I just have to make myself eat more fruits and veggies. My first step in this journey is breakfast. I've started going completely vegan for breakfast, making shakes every morning. Before I started this I never ate breakfast because I never gave myself the time to. I would always skip breakfast, get so busy at work and not eat lunch, then make myself some kind of carb-a-licious meal when I got home. NOT GOOD! I don't want to lose weight (although that would be a plus) I just want to feel better, have more energy and be all around healthier. SO with all of that being said, lets get into the recipe.
 


In a blender:
1 frozen banana
1 small handful of blueberries
1 cup of vegan milk (I've been using cashew lately)
1 scoop of natural peanut butter
1 tsp of chia seeds
1 tsp of flax seeds
1/2 cup of oats
1 tbsp of agave nectar (to sweeten)
Blend
Top with vegan granola (optional)
 
I have all of this sitting out on my counter (except the bananas and milk) in pretty containers so I can easily access them in the mornings. I can quickly make these shakes before work and take it with me if I need to. I feel so much better throughout the day and feel full until lunch time, WIN!!
 

 
I hope you enjoyed this first recipe of mine! I won't be posting many more because like I said, I'm the worst cook... But I am loving this shake recipe lately. Let me know if you try it and what you think! I'd love to hear from you!
 
As always, thank you for stopping by and following along on our little farmhouse journey <3
 
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