How to Build Your Best Smoothie

By Morgan Shupe, categorized in Foodies’ Folder

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Whether you’ve just opened a new tub of Vega® Essentials or Vega® Clean* Protein, or you feel like you need some new smoothie inspiration, we are here to help you mix it up with our favourite flavour pairings. These will take your smoothie combos up a notch, just build from the Base Smoothie Recipe and away you go!

Base Smoothie Recipe

Optional Extras:

  • 1-2 handfuls greens (kale, spinach)
  • 1 serving fats (avocado, nut butter)
  • 1 tsp spices (cayenne pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg)
  • 1 handful chopped vegetables or fruit (cucumber, celery, apple)
  • 1-3 cm root (ginger, turmeric)


Blend until smooth. Serve cold.

Versatile Vanilla

If you love…Vega® Essentials Vanilla

Imagine the taste of a bowl of creamy vanilla ice cream, this is what you get when you use Vega® Essentials Vanilla. This decadent flavour pairs best with all your favourite ice cream toppings: chocolate, cherries and banana.

Perfect pairings: Berries, Banana, Cardamom, Cherries, Chocolate, Oats.

If you love…Vega® Clean* Protein Vanilla

This classic flavour tastes great with the usual suspects for smoothie ingredients, like greens, banana and strawberries.

Perfect pairings: Apricots, Avocado, Beets, Berries, Cloves, Coffee, Ginger, Lemon, Maple syrup, Most Fruits, Nuts.

Cheeky Chocolate

If you love…Vega® Essentials Chocolate

Who needs a chocolate milkshake when you can have a rich cocoa flavoured smoothie? Blend Vega® Essentials Chocolate with ice and almond drink for a luxurious Chocolate Milkshake alternative.

Perfect pairings: Banana, Cashews, Cayenne pepper, Coffee, Hazelnuts, Nutmeg, Raspberries.

If you love…Vega® Clean* Protein Chocolate

The perfect balance of dark chocolate with a hint of sweet vanilla. For a little bit of luxury, blend with peanut butter to make everyone’s favourite PB and Chocolate combo.

Perfect pairings: Avocado, Banana, Coffee, Cinnamon, Dark chocolate, Nut butters, Nuts, Orange, Vanilla.

What is your favourite Vega smoothie combination? Let us know @VegaTeam_UK

*At Vega, Clean means: Non-GMO, suitable for vegetarians and vegans, gluten-free and non-dairy ingredients.