Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Delicious Vegan Smoothie

There's a local whole foods store by my house that I am absolutely in love with. They have a wonderful selection of smoothies, fresh pressed juices, and great food made with the freshest natural ingredients only from their store. I've tried every smoothie and juice that they offer and none have satisfied me quite like the Plain Jane. It's so creamy and delicious, and if you put some peanut butter in it.. well then it tastes like a legit PB&J! Who doesn't love a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich?

Wanna know a secret? Sometimes I eat peanut butter and jelly straight up out of the jars [no bread intended].

But what exactly goes into this concoction? It took me the longest time to figure out their secret recipe. Which in fact, isn't so secret after all. I pretended I was a spy, always trying to peak over the counter to see what ingredients were needed. After days of doing this (yes, I would have one of these smoothies every day) the woman behind the counter pointed to a little yellow brochure that listed everything offered in the cafe and what ingredients were needed to make it. Perfect. What wasn't listed was the quantity of the ingredients. Ever since I started to make this on my own I pretty much eyeball how much of everything is needed.

Things you need:
  • 1 banana (can be frozen or... or unfrozen)
  • Maybe like 6-8 strawberries
  • Unsweetened vanilla almond milk or soy milk, it's your preference.
  • 2 tablespoons (?) or 3(?) of strawberry banana flaxseed oil
  • 1/2 of 1 small package of strawberry banana soy yogurt
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons of peanut butter (makes it taste SO good) naturally, this can be omitted
  • Hands
  • Blender
  • Mouth

How to make Flax Seed Oil: Just kidding, you won't need to make it on your own. If you wanted to you could though. It's easy.

Here's what the strawberry banana flaxseed oil and soy yogurt look like
There's literally one step. Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Like a smoothie. Pour into a cup and drink it all up. Hah.

There you have it, a delicious smoothie that is completely healthy and actually vegan. Even if you're not a vegan I guarantee you'll like this if you just try it. If not, well then don't make it anymore!

Note: I do not claim this recipe as my own. I'm just sharing it with people that might not have access to the greatest whole foods store in the Volusia County area.


  1. How does one follow this procedure without hands? I can't find them for the life of me...

  2. you use your feet #peoplewithnohandsprobs

  3. Omg you're such a lifesaver!! I forgot about those, my shoes were covering them up!