Hemp Smoothie

Hemp Seeds

After a workout, it’s important to feed your muscles some protein to help them rebuild and recover.  Hemp powder or seeds are plant-based, gluten-free and easily digestible, assimilating into your body quickly and providing a large dose of omega-3 fatty acids.  It also has a nice nutty flavor especially in the full seed form. The powder is green so don’t be deterred by the color — the flavor does not overpower the fruit.

Here is my basic smoothie recipe that I have for breakfast or as an after-workout snack. 

1 cup of plain goat or regular plain yogurt

1 frozen banana (freeze your bananas so you don’t water your drink down with ice)

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

1 heaping TBSP of Hemp Powder  (Whole seeds can be used but power blends better in a smoothie)

1 cup of unsweetened Rice Milk (or add a bit more depending on your thickness preference)

Blend for 60-90 seconds and enjoy.

Optional items I add: Other frozen fruit, a tsp of fresh ground coffee for a boost, or  Vega Protein Powder, which does add another strong flavor profile.    

I have experimented with a lot of different smoothie mixtures but have found that a simple recipe is best and that the sweetness of the fruit make it unnecessary to add the extra sugar of a flavored yogurt or milk.   

Enjoy!

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