Visions of sugar plums must have been dancing in my head, I had to make a Sugar Plum Smoothie when I woke up one morning! Not sure if it is because we are getting into the holiday season or I am still craving plums like crazy like I have been since we got back from Ireland a few months ago. They really did have the best plums and I enjoyed them every day we were there. After making that first smoothie of course I had to play a little and make a couple different versions. Settling on one with chia seeds, one with protein powder, and then a combination of both. All thick, filling, and delicious, which one I make depends on my needs when I make it. With plums not always being available dried plums, prunes, are always an option. Just adjust accordingly adding a few and taste testing adding more as needed and leaving out the dates if sweet enough. If only this smoothie looked as pretty as those sparkling sweet little sugar plums in my dreams!
Are you a plum fan? What is your favorite way to enjoy plums?
Sugar Plum Smoothie
Makes 1 serving
1c coconut milk, or non dairy milk of choice (used So Delicious Unsweetened Vanilla Coconut Milk)
2 plums, pitted (also tasty with dried plums, prunes, if plums aren’t available)
1-2 Medjool dates, pitted (used 1)
1-2 TBSP chia seeds, optional*
1 scoop vanilla protein powder, optional* (used French Vanilla Vega One, also delicious with Vanilla Chai Vega One)
*Made one with chia seeds only and the other with 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and French Vanilla Vega One.
To make a really thick shake using the chia seeds soak 2 tablespoons of chia seeds in coconut milk in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 20 minutes. In a Vitamix, or high-speed blender, blend together chia seeds and milk, plums, dates, and optional protein powder. Blend smooth, add ice if desired. Enjoy!
Otherwise you can just blend plums, dates, optional chia seeds, protein powder, and ice in a Vtiamix or high-speed blender until smooth. Enjoy!
As a Vega Recipe Ambassador I receive some Vega products, which I used as an option in this recipe. I use Vega not because it is given to me , I do purchase many on my own as well, but because it has been my plant-based protein of choice since before I started blogging and some recipes are made with Vega products I purchase. I only write about foods I love, my blog is an extension of my hobby to make fun healthy food creations for me and my family. I do not make any money off any Vega sales or posts.