Going Vegan? Drink More Smoothies!

Who here loves smoothies? *Raises hand* What's your favorite smoothie combination?! 

PS: One of my go-to smoothie recipes is at the bottom of this page!


I often get asked, "how did you transition to a plant-based diet?" or "what is the best way to transition to a plant-based diet?" Friends, I have the worlds EASIEST answer... SMOOTHIES!  (This is SO typical but it really did help us a lot in the beginning)

Maybe you already drink them on the occasion or maybe everyday - either way, they are so easy to incorporate and I HIGHLY recommend it. I mean, you guys... smoothies are like...the gateway drug to plant-based eating. haha 

realistic plant based mama why smoothies are important as vegans and how they help you transition

Why smoothies are a great way to transition to an animal free diet/life!

  • Smoothies are high in plant-based nutrition as they are typically made up of mostly (or all) fruits and vegetables. 

  • Smoothies are filling and if you make a large enough one (with a good plant-based protein powder)can replace a meal. {breakfast anyone?!}

  • They are easy to make on the fly OR prep long in advance. 

  • They are portable, making it easy for the morning commute, road trip, or trip to the beach. 

  • Smoothies are sweet and delicious! Yes, even my green smoothies can be sweet and delicious.  

  • You can HIDE superfoods in your smoothies like ground hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seed, spirulina, etc. 

Not only will smoothies make transitioning to plant-based easier, you will begin to see the benefits of living plant-based by making this small change/addition to your diet.

realistic plant based mama megan zars drinking green smoothie

So if you are on the mission to transition to a more plant-based or a COMPLETE plant-based diet, smoothies are a great place to start. (And a great staple to have in your diet)

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Pineapple Mango Bliss 

  • 1/2 cup pineapple

  • 1 cup mango

  • 1 cup strawberries

  • 1 banana 

  • 1 Tbs chia seeds, ground hemp seeds, or ground flax seeds *optional

Blend with water or non-dairy milk until you reach your desired consistency. 


TIP: I always use frozen fruit because it gives a creamier consistency.  It is recommended that you use at minimum frozen mango or frozen banana in this recipe. ♥

I hope you enjoy! 

I would love to see your smoothies! If you try the Pineapple Mango Bliss recipe above, be sure to tag me on Instagram! Can't wait to see them!