\nWhether you’re training for a specific goal, or just trying to live your best lifestyle, protein should be a dietary staple especially on a plant-based diet. It’s essential for muscle growth and repair, it keeps you full, and also helps to boost your metabolism.\nIdeally, every meal you eat should contain at least some protein, so you can hit the recommended amount per day.\nFor vegetarians and vegans, reaching that level of protein intake without consuming a whole lot of carbs and calories can be hard. Luckily there are some great plant-based protein powders available that make getting enough protein much easier than it used to be. You can mix your protein powder with water or almond milk for simplicity, but to prevent boredom, it’s great to try out some high protein smoothies.\nHigh protein smoothies are the ultimate in health food convenience. No cooking required, ready in less than a minute, and even the washing up doesn’t take long. They also taste awesome. All you need is your Blessed protein powder, some fruit, a source of healthy fat, and some natural flavorings and you are good to go. With just a handful of ingredients you can create an almost infinite number of different recipes. Add some crushed ice if you want a thicker, creamier smoothie. To save you from having to invent your own, here are five tried and tested recipes to try.\n\n\n1. PB + Jelly Smoothie\nNaturally sweet, this smoothie contains a ton of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats.\nIngredients for two servings:\n1 scoop Blessed Vanilla Chai\n1 cup unsweetened almond milk\n1 tbsp peanut butter 10 frozen strawberries\n¼ cup crushed ice Toss all the ingredients into a blender.\nBlitz on low for 30 seconds and then on high for 30 more seconds until smooth.\n2. Pina Colada\nAn incredibly healthy Pina Colada!\nAdd some protein powder to make an unbeatable meal in a glass!\nIngredients for one serving:\n1 scoop Blessed Vanilla Chai\n1 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut water\n½ banana, chopped and frozen\n½ cup chopped pineapple (skin removed!)\n½ cup crushed ice\nBlend all the ingredients together for 30-60 seconds or until smooth and no obvious ingredients are left un-pulverised.\nAdd more coconut water if you want a thinner mixture.\n3. Choc Avo Smoothie\nThis combination of ingredients is so delicious, it borders on decadence! Perfect as a morning pick-me-up, or in place of an unhealthy dessert. The avocado also makes it super-creamy. Make sure you use a ripe avocado as unripe ones can be bitter and harder to blend.\nThis is also a great post-workout shake, especially as it’s quite calorie-heavy.\nIngredients for one serving:\n1 scoop Blessed Choc Coconut\n1 cup unsweetened almond milk\n¼ avocado\n½ banana, chopped and frozen\n1 tbsp cacao powder\n1 cup of crushed ice\nPut everything in the blender and blitz on high until all the ingredients are mixed.\n\n\n4. Strawberry Cheesecake Shake\nSkipping breakfast is rarely a good idea – even if you are trying to lose weight.\nMissing breakfast often leads to midmorning hunger and that can derail your entire day. However, mornings are often a rush, and there isn’t always the time to make something nutritious to eat.\nThis smoothie is quick and easy to make and will get your day off to a bang!\nIngredients for one serving:\n1 scoop Blessed Strawberry Mylk\n1 cup unsweetened almond milk\n10 frozen strawberries\n½ cup coconut yogurt\nToss all the ingredients into a blender.\nBlitz on low for 30 seconds and then on high for 30 more seconds until smooth.\n5. Salted Caramel Super Smoothie\nSalted caramel is very popular right now and rightly so – it’s delicious.\nWho would have thought that salt and sweet would go so well together?\nThis smoothie isn’t just trendy, it’s healthy and super tasty too! Ingredients for one serving:\n1-2 scoops Blessed Salted Caramel (dependant on how strong you like the flavor)\n1 cup almond milk\n1 banana, chopped and frozen\n1 tablespoon natural peanut butter\n½ cup dates\n½ cup crushed ice\nPut everything in the blender and blitz on high until all the ingredients are mixed. There is no need to settle for plain protein shakes. Mix things up with one of these delicious and nutritious smoothie recipes.\nTry them all – you’ll love them!