Smoothie Recipe with Protein, Seeds, Fruits & Vegetables

What’s in my morning smoothie recipe?

This recipe was originally inspired by Rich Roll, in his book Finding Ultra. Rich indicates it originates with Brendan Brazier, Co-Founder of Vega Nutrition, in his book Thrive.

When I first posted this picture on Instagram, my cousin Claudia said I should become a blogger so I decided to write this blog post, albeit a few weeks later.

Rich has, at times been way more hardcore than I typically am about the “whole food, plant based” thing than I. So to make this work, I take some shortcuts, like the Costco Smoothie pack. Ours is also not 100% Vegan because we include Collagen Protein on the advice of Angie’s brother Dr. Nick Thompson, a New Orleans Chiropractor.

When you total up the ingredients they come to about 800 calories and 40 grams of protein.

If you believe my Garmin data that’s about 1/3 of my daily caloric needs and about half of my protein needs. Often times I will push back my daily smoothie until lunch time, along with a couple handfuls of nuts and that will hold me until dinner.

A week's worth of calories

Seeds, lots of seeds:

3 Tbsp Chia Seeds

  • Calories: 180
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Fiber: 15g
  • Protein: 9g

3 Tbsp Hemp Seeds

  • Calories: 180
  • Carbs: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 10g

2 Tbsp Ground Flax Seeds

  • Calories: 70
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 2g


1 Scoop Ancient Nutrition Multi Collagen Protein Powder (not vegan, mea culpa)

  • Calories: 35
  • Protein: 9g

1 Scoop Athletic Greens

  • Calories: 50
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 2g

1 Tsp Maca Root

  • Calories: 20
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: <1g

1 Tsp Vitamin C Powder from The Remedy Room

  • 4,000 mg

1/4 Tsp Glutathione Reduced

  • 500 mg

Fruits & Veggies from Costco usually:

Clovis Farms Organic Super Smoothie

  • Calories: 110
  • Protein: 3g

Earthbound Farms Organic Power Greens – About 1.5 Cups or 3 oz. Frozen

  • Calories: 25
  • Protein: 2g


Approx. 1 Cup Coconut Water

  • Calories: 45
  • Carbs: 11g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g

Approx. 1/2 Cup Hemp Milk

  • Calories: 40
  • Carbs: 1g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 1g

Other occasional ingredients:

Liquid Liposomal Vitamin C

Frozen Avocado Chunks

Frozen Blueberries

Andi-Lynn’s Elderberry Syrup