Sprouted Fig (The Smoothie Lover)
March 25, 2014

Natural Protein Smoothie. No protein powder. || The Smoothie Lover

I’m back home from the most amazing trip to Barcelona with my classmates. It is actually kind of sad being back. I miss it. Such trips just gets you closer to your classmates. I’ve been to Barcelona two times before, but a third time surely wasn’t too much. It is such a wonderful city. It has everything – a habour, beaches, shopping areas, good restaurants… And I love that fact that it isn’t very big – you can pretty much walk around (almost).

It is wonderful traveling with friends, but it has one small downside: you don’t really get to eat exactly what you want. I had good food though – my friends have a great taste for food (can you even say that?). But I didn’t dare asking if we could go finding something vegetarian or raw or something like that. Haha. I did find one deli with vegan food though, but unfortunately we had just eaten dinner. What a shame!

One food-related thing which I bring back from the trip is the desire to make paella. Oh god that stuff is good. Definitely making it soon!

Natural Protein Smoothie. No protein powder. || The Smoothie Lover

It is so tuff being home again. I have the busiest week on a very very long time. The only two hours I have at home (literally) are these two Wednesday night. Which I had to spend blogging.

I’m having driving lessons every day this week, two times I’m going to The Academy for Talented Youth, in school we are participating in a biotech competition which takes up a lot of my spare time too and Friday afternoon there are a big social event for the entire school, for which I am one of the organisers.

Oh yeah – I almost forgot: Ordinary school and homework on top of all the other things.

So I’m so sorry I haven’t been commenting on your lovely blogs the last couple of weeks. It is so sad and I really miss it. There is nothing more wonderful than reading them!

Natural Protein Smoothie. No protein powder. || The Smoothie Lover

Just before I went to Barcelona dear Dearna over at To Her Core (amazing blog btw – go read it!) gave me the great idea of adding chickpeas to smoothies. So I did. It turned out great. A quick, filling & creamy smoothie, which is high in protein. Perfect for busy weeks where you just need something fast.


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Natural Protein Smoothie
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Serves: 1
  • 1 cup (240ml) berries (I used frozen)
  • Half a banana
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) chickpeas (cooked or canned)
  • ½ cup (120ml) milk of choice
  1. Add everything to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve right away.


22 responses to “Natural Protein Smoothie”

  1. Your trip to Barcelona sounds perfect – it is such an amazing city! It is very hard travelling with friends and not being able to pick out restaurants but at least you still got to have good food :) Including paella – I have never tried making it myself but would love to give it a go, you’ll have to pass on any tips once you master it ;) So glad to see you tried chickpeas in a smoothie, and thanks for the shout-out! I’ll have to try your version, it sounds perfect x

  2. trisha says:

    Wow, now that you mention it chickpea sounds like a great texture for a smoothie. On the list to try! x

  3. Wow!! Lucky you! That is so exciting! I wish I could go to Barcelona! :) So fun!! And this smoothie looks delicious! So nice and refreshing!!

  4. Chickpeas in a smoothie. Never would have thought of that but I bet it’s fantastic! So happy you had a great time in Barcelona! I’d love to visit there. I just went on a trip with friends too and it was so hard that I couldn’t eat wherever I wanted! One night we ate at this gross buffet- yuck! Ah well, it was still a fun time!

  5. Can’t wit to see the pics from your trip!! Lovely smoothie colors (perfect for spring :))I look forward to those driving up dates :)

  6. I hope you had a wonderful time in Barcelona! I’m not a fan of processed protein powders so I’m always looking for natural ways to create a protein smoothie. Adding chickpeas is such a great idea :)

  7. This shake looks so yummy! I’ve never thought to add chickpeas to a smoothie and I do love chickpeas. You’re very lucky to go to Barcelona. I hope to go some day. I’m glad you had a nice time. :) Have a great weekend!

  8. Looks like you’re having a busy time girlie! Hang in there – if you love what you’re doing, you’ll get there with no problem at all. Good luck with everything!
    Also, glad you had such a lovely trip to Barcelona :) And, speaking from experience, raw and vegan food in Spain isn’t very hmm oh well good, so you didn’t miss too much haha.
    This smoothie looks incredible and the chickpea addition sounds super interesting : )

  9. Tyler says:

    This smoothie looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing Josefine :)

  10. Kelly says:

    Any item on the nutritional information for this natural protein smoothie?

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  12. Georgia says:

    This is SUPER high in protein and fibre – i love the sound of it! I also have never heard of chickpeas in smoothies but I can imagine that they add a really great, smooth texture to it. Also great idea to use frozen berries to make the smoothie nice and cold. Thanks!

  13. Leigh says:

    Tried your recipe and it was really delicious! Thanks! :)

  14. Evie Birch says:

    Awesome! I’m Really looking for the natural protein smoothie. thanks for publish this article…

  15. Evie Birch says:

    This smoothie really looks incredible! thanks for sharing…

  16. Yummy! This Natural Protein Smoothie is really awesome! My favorite smoothie material is all kinds! thanks for sharing…

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