Quite possibly the easiest recipe we’ll ever offer, this easy hemp protein smoothie will not only taste great but make sure you’re getting your daily dose of hemp nutrition!
The protein smoothie, widely renowned as the fitness-junkie’s go-to meal, can be much more than just your daily dose of protein. The protein smoothie can actually be a highly-customizable tool used in your daily nutrient intake. Given the right ingredients, the smoothie can be tasty, filling and nutritious.
Below, we’ll take a deeper dive into the anatomy of the protein smoothie and how hemp can supercharge an already near-perfect food.
The power of the hemp protein smoothie
If you haven’t figured out by now, we absolutely love the protein smoothie. Possibly the biggest reason for that love is the aspect of its customizability.
No matter what diet or macro-nutrient mix you’re actively trying, there is a protein smoothie recipe for it. You can also achieve your macro-goals by adding in green superfoods (kale, spinach etc.) to add a healthy dose of micro-nutrients that most people forget about. Not only can you customize your nutrient intake, but you can also customize the taste of the smoothies.
As a platform, the protein smoothie can pretty much accommodate the tastes of anyone. You can make classic flavor profiles like banana & peanut butter, or you can go off the wall and make your flavor combos. My weirdest smoothie to date was a blueberry & ginger flavored one.
Finally, we love the hemp protein smoothie because it can serve as a meal replacement. All too often, we find that “health oriented” recipes tend to produce dainty meals that leave us wanting for more. While protein smoothies can certainly be made ‘light,’ they are, for the most part, thick and filling meals.
Not just protein, hemp nutrition
The final part of our smoothie equation is protein. More specifically, hemp-based protein powder. This will give us is an easy-to-integrate powder, while giving us all the protein that traditional whey protein gives. Hemp protein may be more digestible than other proteins, especially other plant proteins.
The difference comes in the origin of the protein. Not only is it a plant-based protein, which is awesome for vegetarians or vegans, but it obviously has all the added benefits of hemp. Hemp-based protein powder is perfect for those who still want their protein intake, while taking advantage of hemp’s super-food qualities. Hemp is packed with essential fatty acids and essential amino acids. It’s also a great source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
Ministry of Hemp’s Easy Hemp Protein Smoothie Recipe
Prep time: 5 minutes
- 10 ice cubes
- ¼ cup blueberries & strawberries
- 1 scoop of hemp-based protein
- 1 tablespoon of hemp hearts
- 1-2 tablespoons of organic honey
- ½ cup of almond milk
- Put all ingredients into blender
- Blend into desired consistency (change amount of ice & milk to change thickness)
- Pour & enjoy!