Pear protein shake with frozen pear, avocado, leafy greens, and cinnamon lightly sweetened with Medjool dates. Enjoy for breakfast or post-workout fuel.
Did I tell you that I gave up protein powder for almost…three months?
You might have noticed it’s been a long time since I shared a protein shake or smoothie bowl on the blog.
When you’re plant-based, I’m sure you’ve been asked at least once, “So, where do you get your protein?”
Protein powder has always been on the scripted list that I recite along with legumes, whole grains, nuts, seeds, leafy greens, yada yada.
The problem was that I was treating protein powder like it was a necessary whole food, when it is, in fact, is not.
If I didn’t have my shake in the morning I made one for lunch, or as an afternoon snack, pretty certain that if I didn’t consume protein powder every 24 hours I might shrivel up and perish.
But here I am, still *gasp* alive, and here to tell you that you can survive on whole foods protein alone!
But protein powder is still a fun add, especially when you mix it with seasonal fruit flavors.
I’m back from my hiatus with a new protein shake recipe that’s, shall we say, pear-fect for fall.