I’m not really much of a smoothie person, but I’ve been in love with this one lately! I was thinking about how I added nutritional yeast to my Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup recipe and I thought why not try it in a peanut butter cup protein shake? Well, guess what, deliciousness ensued!
Getting B12 In A Plant-Based Diet
I’ve been trying to be a little more conscious of my vitamin intake recently as I’ve been having some fatigue lately despite plenty of quality sleep. I’m going to try adding an iron and vitamin B12 supplement to my diet and see if it helps. Right now I’m not taking any vitamins to supplement my diet and I’ve never really thought much about it until now. That’s what got me thinking about nutritional yeast as it’s typically fortified with B12, making it an important addition to plant-based diets.
- 1½ cup almond milk
- 1 serving vanilla vegan protein powder (such as Vega Performance Protein)
- 2 heaping tbsp nutritional yeast
- 2 heaping tbsp natural peanut butter
- 1 banana
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp turmeric (optional, for colour and added health benefits)
- lots of ice, keep adding until you reach desired thickness
- Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
- Makes 1 large serving, or 2 smaller snack-sized servings.
What’s your take on vitamin supplementation? Do you take a multi-vitamin or any one vitamin or mineral in particular?
I’d be particularly interested to hear from you vegetarians and vegans on the subject, I know there are a lot of mixed views out there. Any tips or thoughts you might have would be great!
Well, I’m off to a 3 hour Olympic weightlifting workshop, so I need all the smoothie energy I can get right now! Have a happy and healthy weekend, everyone!