Do you know these little flavoured yoghurts? I used to love them as a child! These smoothies actually have the same taste and I love the yoghurt consistency they have. The taste is super soft and creamy, the smoothies are healthy and vegan of course 🙂 Make sure to give them a try!
Especially when you are currently transitioning to a vegan diet, recipes like these are great for you. The smoothies are perfect in summer as a refreshing drink but also make a great smoothie bowl for breakfast – how about some homemade granola as topping for example? Or simply use the smoothies as alternative to your regular yoghurt with your daily muesli. The options are endless…
Vegan Yoghurt – which one to choose?
I used a soy yoghurt in this case and I have to say, so far I haven’t found any other yoghurt alternative which works for me so well. Nevertheless (depending of course in which country you live) there are other yoghurt alternatives like hemp, cashew, coconut or almond yoghurt. Simply check out your local organic supermarket and see what they have. Any vegan yoghurt should work with this recipe.
Smoothies – the benefits
One great thing about smoothies is also that they are super easy to make. Pop everything in the blender and your good to go. Of course they are also a great breakfast on the go, just in case you don’t have time to enjoy your breakfast at home. There are even blenders where you can use the blender bottle itself to mic and take away. If you don’t have a blender like this don’t worry. Any other bottle will do, however you should choose one with a wide opening so that you can clean the bottle afterwards easily.
I also love smoothies because they don’t give you a heavy feeling afterwards and especially in summer this is worth so much (besides the refreshing effect).
Why I like to use Maca
Maca has it’s origin in the Andean mountains – because of the weather conditions and drastic temperature changes the mach root is extremely robust and rich in vital elements. Next to quite a good amount of antioxidants the root has a positive effect on nerves and the hormonal balance: it can help to prevent tiredness, fatigue and stress. It contains a lot of zinc, calcium, iron, iodine, manganese and copper. Moreover it has a lot of vitamin B2 and B5, niacin and Vitamin C. Looking at the big picture it is a true “superfood” simply meaning that it is very rich in minerals and vitamins.
Currently I am testing which effects it has on me when I consume it on a regular basis and if I notice a difference at all. Taste-wise it has a caramel kind of taste but as I mostly use it in smoothies I hardly notice it.
These smoothies are…
- super creamy
- without refined sugar
- easy to make
- quick to make
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PS: if you’re not to keen on smoothies definitely make sure to try my breakfast cake instead!
Vegan Yoghurt Smoothies with Maca
- 150 g soy yoghurt
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 handful frozen berries
- 80 ml plant-based milk e.g. oat milk
- 1 tsp maca powder
- a pinch ground vanillas
- Simply add all ingredients into your blender and blend until well combined and creamy.