Vegan Smoothies Ebook GIVEAWAY!! plus Chunky Monkey smoothie Recipe!

The Chunky monkey smoothie is just one of 66 amazing creations from Deryn Macey’s brand new ebook! A book dedicated to protein-rich vegan smoothie recipes that are bursting with flavour. Thanks to Deryn I get to share this delicious recipe and give 3 lucky people the chance to win her ebook!!

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This is the ideal book for those who love smoothies! Step by step instructions on how to create the most nutritious and protein packed smoothies. Really informative and and full of creative recipes that make you feel good on the inside and out! Most of the recipes in this book contain protein powders, although Deryn has included 8 without. That being said, you can omit the protein powder from the recipes that use it, just make them a little sweeter!

If you know me, you know that I love my morning smoothie. If you know my daughter you will know she loves them more! With a smoothie obsessed toddler I am alway looking for new and creative ways to get as much into her smoothies as possible. The more protein, the better! That’s why when I was asked to review Deryn’s new e-book. I jumped at the chance!

Vegan protein powders are a great way to get additional protein into your diet. Especially helpful if your active and don’t always have time to ensure your getting all the protein rich foods you need. They are also a great way to add extra flavour to your smoothies too! The rise in veganism has created a new demand for plant based protein powders and there is a whole new catalogue to choose from now!

One of my favourite smoothies from Deryn’s book is the Chunky Monkey Smoothie. I have always been a sucker for a chocolate flavoured smoothie and this one certainly does not disappoint. Combining my two favourite things, peanut butter and chocolate this smoothie was always going to be a winner! Full of potassium, healthy fat, vitamins, antioxidants and protein. This is a great smoothie that only takes five minutes to make and is so rich and creamy. The perfect way to begin the day!

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Chocolate Chunky Monkey Smoothie

This chunky monkey smoothie is ultra thick and creamy making it perfect for eating with a spoon! 

Course Drinks
Keyword smoothies, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 540 kcal
Author Deryn Macey


  • 1 cup plant-based milk of choice
  • 1 serving vegan chocolate or vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 frozen ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup white kidney beans or navy bean
  • 1 tbsp Cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp natural peanut butter, almond butter or sunflower seed butter
  • 2 Large pitted dates
  • 1 pinch Sea salt optional


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Recipe Notes

  • If you dont have raw cacao, regular cocoa powder is fine.
  • If you dont want to use beans then omit them and replace with a whole frozen banana
  • You can reduce the nut butter down to 1tbsp for a lower fat and calorie smoothie

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Ginger and Turmeric Lemonade


This four ingredient, refined sugar free lemonade is not only extremely refreshing and tasty but it is undoubtedly the best way to detox and fight inflammation in the body.

Turmeric and ginger are widely known for their anti-inflammatory compounds. Curcumin an active ingredient in turmeric has been shown to be a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

Although Curcumin is great for inflammation it isn’t absorbed that well by the body on its own. So if you are looking to enhance its benefits you can increase the absorption by upto 2000% by consuming it alongside piperine, the active ingredient in black pepper.

This would be really beneficial for anyone that has Arthritis or inflammation. Just add a pinch into the lemonade and stir.

Read more here about the benefits of curcumin/black pepper here.

Last but certainly not least! The element that  brings this all together, the Lemon juice. Great for flushing out the system and detoxing.

Renowned for many of its healing properties, lemon is great for the immune system and this lemonade can be used to help fight colds and throat infections.

So not only is this a tasty drink you can enjoy drinking it knowing that it’s nourishing your body too!

Ginger and Turmeric Lemonade


3 peeled organic unwaxed lemons
1 tsp ground turmeric
2 tbs organic Agave syrup
60g fresh organic ginger
1 litre filter water

Optional extras

Sliced lemon
Black pepper


1. Add lemon, ginger and turmeric into a juicer.
2. Add agave syrup and water to the juice. Serve with ice or put in the fridge to cool.

Alternatively you could put all the ingredients in a blender and sieve the pulp if you don’t have access to a juicer.