We’ve been drinking smoothies for many years now. Some good, others bad, but have always enjoyed a thick, rich punch of goodness. We’ve experimented quite a bit and feel as though we have perfected a unique, and not so minimal, smoothie blend. Now, this smoothie we’ve fallen head over heels for and it’s packed full of vegan superfoods. We just had to share it with you all!

The ingredients include powerful superfoods like cacao, blueberries, hemp seeds, fermented brown rice protein and flaxseeds to maximise our nutrient intake as vegans first thing in the morning.

I’d like to go through and list all the ingredients and their benefits below.

Vegan Superfood Smoothie

The incredible ingredient list of this vegan superfood smoothie

Cacao – Cacao powder (not to be confused with cocoa) is full of magnesium, calcium and it’s also the highest plant-based source of iron.

Hemp Seeds – A wonderful source of omega 3 and 6. I usually also associate hemp seeds with it being a complete protein also containing all ten essential amino acids.

Banana – When using bananas, especially for cooking, blending and baking, have them ripe with lots of black spots. They will taste better and also have more nutrients! Bananas are a great source of potassium. They also help to sustain your blood sugar during exercise.

Almond Milk – If you buy almond milk, make sure that it has a good ratio of almonds to water, as some have a maximum of 2% almonds in it! We usually buy a local brand that can be found in the fridge at the supermarket or health food store. You can taste that it has a much richer flavour and definitely more almonds. It contains quite a wide range of vitamins. It’s a great base for any smoothie!

Cashews – They are a raw vegan dessert lovers best friend! We love to add them to curries, smoothies, raw desserts and just anything that we want to make nice and thick. Cashews are full of nutrients and the right kind of fat. Don’t overindulge in them though as some people can have reactions to consuming too many (like an itchy throat).

Vegan Superfood Smoothie

Flaxseeds – They’re an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids as well as a great source of fibre!

Blueberries -These little cuties help to lower your risk of heart disease, are high in antioxidants, and aid digestion.

Fermented Brown Rice Protein – We love this brand of protein powder, but any organic, raw and vegan (and preferably fermented) protein powder will work for this recipe. When it’s fermented, it helps with digestion. Try and avoid ones that have certain flavours as they may have unnecessary additives.

Chia Seeds – Another wonderful source of omega 3s! Chia seeds are a fantastic source of manganese, calcium and magnesium. They are also an excellent source of fibre. Chia seeds are a must in a vegan kitchen!

Coconut Water – We always buy organic coconut water as I’ve heard that they are quite heavily sprayed otherwise. One of the main reasons I love coconut water is the fact that it’s filled with electrolytes.

Packed full of nutrients

So there you have it, sounds great huh? Hope you enjoy this smoothie and that it’ll give you plenty of energy!

Other recipes you’ll love:

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  3. Immune Boosting Lemon Ginger Tea (Vegan-Friendly)
  4. Apple, Blueberry and Vanilla Vegan Oat Bran Porridge
  5. Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding with Cashew Cream

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Vegan Superfood Smoothie

Vegan Superfood Smoothie

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Enjoy this epic vegan-friendly breakfast superfood smoothie. We've tested this recipe and have outlined the health benefits of each ingredient.


  • 3 large ripe bananas or if you want it more like a frozen thick shake, add half frozen, half fresh
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 3 heaped tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp protein powder (we use a raw, bio-fermented brown rice one)
  • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup (250ml) coconut water
  • 375 ml almond milk


  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until you reach a smooth consistency. This should make approximately 1.4 litres of smoothie.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 973Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 516mgCarbohydrates: 133gFiber: 18gSugar: 84gProtein: 37g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically. The accuracy of this information is not guaranteed.

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My husband Michael and I will split the smoothie and drink it for breakfast. I would say that some people may find that it serves more than two people as we do consume quite a bit of food 🙂

Feel free to experiment with ingredients and don’t feel like you need to have everything to make this work. Generally, the base will be bananas, almond milk and then throw in anything else that works well together. Have fun with it!

Vegan Superfood Smoothie


  1. This looks delicious! My daughter is allergic to coconut, cashews, avocado, and banana. Can you believe that? It’s like a vegan’s worst nightmare. She loves her green juice, though, there really is no sub for banana and avocado. Creamy is not in her future. lol

  2. So yummy! Just had 1/3 of it for my second lunch #nom.
    Used Acai as it was literally the only frozen fruit I had in my freezer, swapped the almond milk for water plus some almonds and used cacao nips instead of the powder – I seriously ran out of cacao powder – not die how this could happen 😉 Need to go shopping!
    It’s so good! What a lovely way to start into the day… This smoothie puts a smile on my face ?

  3. I would up the protein powder and eliminate the almond milk if you are looking to reduce your rubbish footprint. You can use water instead. Since you already have cashews in the recipe you really don’t need a store bought nut milk 🙂

    1. Good idea Summer! We do sometimes make our own or if we’re feeling lazy just add water and almonds in with the recipe and blend that first before adding the rest of the ingredients 🙂

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