Kelsey and I are meeting at Yoga One again today for a 90 minute flow class. I’m so excited about being all hot again because I’ve been freezing since I got up this morning. No idea why I choose a frozen smoothie to start my day!
Last week I had oat bran before yoga, and felt a little too full upon the start of class, so I thought today would be a good smoothie day. I love smoothies, but they don’t fill me up as much as a solid breakfast (and liquids leave the stomach faster than solids, so it’s no wonder they don’t hold me over as long either).
I also thought today would be a fun day to try one of the Vega Smoothie packets I got to sample. You guys know I don’t believe in powders, but I figured you can’t knock it until you try it, right?
This is about as good as you can get in terms of being plant-based and all natural – yellow pea protein, hemp and brown rice protein lead the way of a handful of “green foods". For 120 calories, 14 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber, this powder packed a lot in.
My smoothie included:
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/3 cup raw oats
- ~1/2 cup frozen berries
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water (as recommended by the smoothie packet)
- a handful of ice
- 1/2 tbsp flax
Other than making me freezing, it tasted great. I LOOOOVE oats in smoothies! I can’t wait to make another Tofu-Oat smoothie like I had on Saturday – I keep thinking about how good that one was. The Vega powder didn’t make it taste weird or anything. Maybe just a bit chalky, but I like that, so it wasn’t a big deal. We’ll see how long it holds me over! I wanted to have a piece of toast too, but I told myself I should drink the smoothie first and go back for toast if I was still hungry, and this guy filled me up pretty well.
Kelsey and I have a picnic planned for after class! We’re going to shower first though 🙂