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.