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My Favourite Superfood Smoothie

01 superfood shake

Hey guys! This week it’s all about fruit…I can’t wait to share with you some fruiti-licious delights with you!

Starting with my new favourite smoothie…

Which is LOADED with amazing superfoods…essentially, I think this is what superheros drink every day. I had this after a killer cardio workout and this drink was awesome for recovery. It’s also vegan.

It’s got all this delicious goodness in there…

05 superfoods

…So to feel awesome like a superhero, drink this for breakfast!

02 superfood shake

Charissa’s Favourite Superfood Smoothie

  1. ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  2. ½ cup organic, wild blueberries, frozen
  3. 1/3 cup organic strawberries, frozen
  4. ½ avocado
  5. 1 tsp. organic flaxseed
  6. 1 handful organic spinach
  7. 100g berry yogurt (1 small container)
  8. 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  9. 1 scoop Vega Sports Protein*
  10. 1 scoop greens superfood
  11. 4 ice cubes

*Or whatever protein powder you like using.

Blend all that superhuman goodness up and enjoy!

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04 superfood shake

I love using Vega Sport protein powder and totally recommend it. So far, it’s my favourite protein powder – as far as nutrition and taste. The only thing I don’t like about it…is it’s very expensive. However, you’re getting REAL nutrition, superfoods, and even greens in this vegan protein powder…not just protein.

Nutritional Info (without protein powder or greens powder): Cals: 404, Fat: 26g, Carbs: 38g, Fibre: 15.5g, Sugars: 16g, Protein: 12g Calories (and fat) mostly come from the avocado, and the counts may vary depending on the kind of yogurt or brands you use.

Vega 01

Sadly, I’m almost out of it (sniff). On the happy side, the folks from Vega sent me some samples to try their new Vega One, so sometime this week I’ll do a review and give you a recipe!

So now I’m going to get a protein shake together and grab my flip-flops, because I’m off to the beach to play volleyball with friends. Yes! Volleyball makes my world go round!

What’s your favourite superfood to put in smoothies? Are you familiar with Vega?

Category: Breakfast, Drinks & Smoothies, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Protein, Recipes, Vegan | Tags: , , , 31 comments »

31 Responses to “My Favourite Superfood Smoothie”

  1. Lindsey

    LOVE vega! It is my favorite protein. Everyone raved about Sunwarrior so I bought it this past time instead and I find it has a chalky texture compared to vega, so I will probably go back to vega. Love the vanilla bean flavor.
    My favorite superfood in smoothies is spinach for sure! I have been looking for a smoothie recipe with avocado in it (trying to increase my healthy fats) so I will try this one soon!

  2. Kelly

    I love vega!

  3. Alyssa @ Fit and Fun in Third

    This looks amazing and so healthy!!! Perfect :)

  4. Yellow Haired Girl

    This looks so delicious! I think I’d be more inclined to drink it in a fancy glass like that one, too :)

  5. shannonmarie (rawdorable)

    I’m a huge fan of Vega products and the recipes in Brendan Brazier’s books. This smoothie is so up my alley. I will have to try it.

  6. Samantha

    I want to be a super hero!!! I’ve been looking for a good protein powder so I’ll have to check out Vega.

  7. Sarah

    You will LOVE Vega One. It is really fabulous… taste/nutrition wise. I just love Vega all around haha have you had the Vega Sports Protein bars??? I call them crack bars. So ridiculously delicious.

  8. Kristen @ notsodomesticated

    Wow, this sounds great! I’ve never thought to use avocado in a smoothie before!

  9. Emilia

    Wow, this looks delicious! Sometimes I don’t feel too full after eating a smoothie, but this one sounds super filling. I’ve never tried vega protein powder, though I have seen it around quite a bit. Might try some out next time I run out of protein powder. :)

  10. Alyssa (

    Avocado in a smoothie? Interesting! Does it change the flavor?

  11. Charissa

    Alyssa~ Avocado is so mild and takes on the taste of whatever you blend it with…but it does make the shake more creamy! I love getting my healthy fats in with a smoothie.

  12. Natasha

    Just made this! It was SOO good. I’m dairy-free, so replaced the yoghurt with 1/2 banana for thickness and it turned out great. I also added sacha inchi seeds on top!

  13. Heather Williams

    What a great list of low sugar smoothies! This is a great post!:) I make low sugar smoothies myself and don’t tolerate high levels of sugar at all, so I loved this list. I also saw some of my favorites from other blogs on your list too!:) I have several on my website as well if you ever feel like trying new ones out:)

  14. Jelena


    What is “1 scoop greens superfood”…?

  15. Charissa

    Jelena – It can be any green superfood – I like spirulina best…but you could use barley greens, spinach, or any superfood you like…or just leave it out! :)

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    i am interested in various types of smoothies for diabetes and weight loss

  19. Charissa

    Gajanan – Anything that is low carb with no added sugars (not even honey or high starch veggies like carrots) is your best bet. I have a lot of low carb recipes here and will continue to produce them! <3 Glad you stopped by!

  20. Rose

    I would like to know what can you use in place of almond milk or soy ? Also again what is green superfood ? Also can you add or use other kinds of fruit ?

  21. Charissa

    Rose – Any milk works (dairy, nutmilk, even rice milk – whatever your preference is!). A green superfood is a mix of powdered greens, a concentrated and natural source of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. This is optional. You can make this smoothie without it! And absolutely, I see smoothie recipes in general as a skeleton for whatever fruit or flavour you wish to try! Add whatever fruit you like! This recipe is just a combination of fruits that I loved.

  22. Barbara Fried

    I want the nutritional info: carbs, protein, fiber, sodium, potassium, etc. Did I miss something?

  23. Charissa

    Barbara – I didn’t put the nutritional info down for this one…but you can always plug the recipe into the calorie count dot com recipe analyzer.

  24. ella

    You really need to add the nutritional info – mainly carbs and fibre so we can understand if this is really diabetes safe!

  25. Charissa

    Ella- I’ll try to remember to do this! Just added the info on this recipe!

  26. Robert

    How much is a “scoop”? A tblsp?

  27. Charissa

    Robert – Yes! Pretty much!

  28. Margaret

    I was recently diagnosed diabetic. I had my gallbladder removed 3 years ago, but have just started having serious issues with fat. I also need to lose 50 pounds. I just (tonight) discovered your site. I’m looking forward to trying your receipes.
    Until I was diagnosed with diabeties I was having trouble finding low fat smoothies. Your smoothies look like it will be easy to substitute non fat yogert…
    Thank you

  29. Charissa

    Margaret – Sorry to hear that – but I’m glad you find my site helpful! Blessings on your health journey!

  30. Jim

    Hi Charissa. Why do you recommend “frozen” blueberries and strawberries in your favorite superfood smoothie rather than “fresh” organic berries? Aren’t fresh berries better than frozen? Also isn’t 16 grams of sugar high for a smoothie that is supposed to be good for type 2 diabetes?

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