Vegan Maple Coconut “Bacon” Smoothie

Serves 1

5 Minute Prep Time

By Morgan Shupe on June 25, 2014 , categorized in Smoothies

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.

Ingredients

  • Smoothie Ingredients :
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 1 cup coconut yogurt
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ cup coconut or almond milk
  • 1 serving French Vanilla Vega One™ Nutritional Shake
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • Coconut Bacon Garnish :
  • 2 Tbsp gluten-free tamari
  • 1 Tbsp liquid smoke
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ pound (3-4 cups) large flaked coconut

Preparation

  1. Coconut Bacon

    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.
  2. Smoothie

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

Morgan Shupe

Morgan Shupe is a Vancouver chef, freelance recipe developer and regular contributor to Vega’s Expert Panel. Her amazingly delicious plant-based recipes for meals and smoothies are well-renowned at the Vega HQ kitchen—where she was formerly Vega’s Chef.

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