I remember Earth Day being a HUGE deal when I was a kid. We were assigned projects that made us aware of the various environmental issues currently at play, and we were encouraged to go home and discuss those issue with our families so we could all figure out small ways to change up our routines and make a little less of an environmental impact.
One of the big lessons for me was the fact that a plant-based diet isn’t just good for our bodies, but it’s also good for the environment. (And yes, despite numerous misinterpretations of a recent study, that still holds true.) Since a meat-free diet is my preference already, opting for vegan ingredients on a regular basis is a really easy step for me to take. And in a lot of cases, it can be super simple for omnivores, too! I’m not necessarily suggesting you swap out your grilled chicken breast for a few cubes of tofu (unless you want to), but adding in a vegan breakfast smoothie? You can so do that.
In honor of Earth Day, I’ve gathered a few vegan smoothie recipes I think you’re gonna want to check out.
Matcha Avocado Smoothie —Vega
Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie Bowl —With Food and Love
Tofu Kale Smoothie —House Foods
Strawberry Beet Smoothie —Designer Protein
Green Machine Smoothie —Cookie and Kate
Maple Avocado Smoothie —Pure Canadian Maple Syrup
Dark Chocolate Cherry Shake —Arbonne
Creamy Vegan Fruit Smoothie —The Kitchn
Got any plans (culinary or otherwise) for celebrating Earth Day? I’ll be hitting the beach tonight with my fellow FBGs for a little full moon yoga. Nothing like connecting your soul to nature, you know? —Kristen