Yes, it’s possible to eat vegan and still get plenty of energy for your next workout. Just ask vegan advocate Yovana “Rawvana” Mendez, who regularly whips up recipes for her nearly 1 million Instagram followers. This smoothie combines banana, avocado, dates, and chia seeds to give you the perfect pre-workout mix.


  • ½ cup raw oats
  • 1 banana
  • 3 dates
  • 1 chia seeds
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 ½ almond milk


  1. Presoak oats in 1 cup water for 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Blend ingredients together. Add water and ice as desired.
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