Vegan Maple Coconut “Bacon” Smoothie

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  June 25, 2014 | by
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Want to get try this maple bacon trend while staying committed to a plant-based lifestyle? Coconut bacon to the rescue! Local maple syrup pairs perfectly in this sweet and savory smoothie.

Smoothie Ingredients

Coconut Bacon Garnish

  • 2 Tbsp gluten-free tamari
  • 1 Tbsp liquid smoke
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • Pinch salt
  • ½ pound (3-4 cups) large flaked coconut

Coconut Bacon Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine tamari, liquid smoke, maple syrup, smoked paprika and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Add in coconut flakes and toss well. Let marinade for at least an hour.
  4. Drain liquid and lay coconut onto a sheet pans in one layer.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or more. Positioning the sheet pan in the oven differently each time. Keep a close eye on the coconut bacon after the first 10 minutes. Remove from oven once evenly browned.
  6. Cool completely before storing in an air-tight container.

Smoothie Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except Coconut Bacon in blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Top with Coconut Bacon.

Included Vega Products

Vega One Nutritional Shake

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Morgan Shupe
Morgan Shupe is head chef at Vega . She works at Vega HQ’s kitchen to create amazing plant-based recipes for meals and smoothies that keeps everyone thriving! Morgan has wanted to be a chef since the age of 5 and is currently studying to become a registered holistic nutritionist.
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