Thursday, 11 April 2013

Protein Green Smoothie with Hemp ;)

I hope the title got you interested!

My trusted Nutritionist friend (Keris of Fitter Food/Fitter London) prescribed me UltraClear Plus pH and I've been having it for breakfast for the last week with a small serving of protein eg 2 sunny side up eggs. I got bored mixing it with water so I decided to be adventurous with my green smoothie today.

I got a sample of Nutiva's Hemp Seed at a press event (oops, I still haven't blogged about the goody bag!) and today seemed like a perfect time to try it out. No I'm not talking about drugs here so don't get too excited! Although it comes from a variety of Cannabis, it contains a low amount of THC (the reason for the drug effect). So it does not have the same effect as cannabis!

Hemp seeds are rich in protein, omega 3 fatty acids and GLA (an essential fatty acid) which made them a great addition to my smoothie.

I'll be honest, I had no idea how this was going to taste - I was going to drink it either way (I don't waste food!).

I used a serving of UltraClear, 2 cups of spinach, 1/2 a cucumber and a sample size of the hemp seeds with 1 cup of water. Mixed it all in a blender and...

Verdict: Yummy and Filling!

You can try this with any protein powder of your choice (just make sure it's not full of cr*p). Other high protein seeds are flax, sunflower, chia, sesame and pumpkin. I haven't tried any in a smoothie yet, have you?

Are you a green smoothie novice? Check out this post with simple green smoothies. I will be uploading a video soon.

Are you a green smoothie pro, then please share your recipes :)

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Funke said...

My green smoothie recipe:

Equal parts of unsweetened almond milk, plain full-fat greek yogurt, coconut milk (from the can), half a banana (you can use a whole one for more sweetness), and spinach. Blend and enjoy. I like it because it is not too sweet, and has a good ratio of fat, protein, and carbs.

Adura O. said...

Oooh yum and you're right about the ratio! I haven't tried almond milk and spinach in a the same smoothie, I'll do that over that weekend.

Thanks Funke :)

Adura O. said...

@Funke Earlier in the week, I added a tablespoon of coconut oil to a green smoothie.

Would have been perfect except I ended up eating small chunks of oil, when I drank it an hour later!

Funke said...

Hey Adura, sorry about your oil mishap. Lol! The trick is to add the oil slowly while the blender is going.

Let me know how it works for you.