<Banana Hemp Protein Smoothie
This superfood vegan smoothie has 12 grams of raw protein per serving, balanced with 9 grams of fiber. Combine that with 20% your daily value of potassium and 55% DV of magnesium and it becomes an ideal recovery smoothie after a hot summer day or workout at the gym.
This smoothie is also ideal for expecting mothers. Bananas & hemp supply an abundance of minerals that are necessary for your baby’s bones, teeth, connective tissue and cartilage to form. The high magnesium content in particular makes this an excellent way to prevent preeclampsia and muscle cramping. This ideal ratio of clean protein to fiber will not only help with tissue growth of your baby, but will keep your digestive system regular and help prevent hemorrhoids. And what mama doesn’t want that?
Makes 1 serving
2 tbsp raw hemp seeds
½ cup almond milk
2 ripe bananas
1 tbsp hemp protein powder
¼ tsp vanilla extract
2-3 ice cubes
In a blender, combine the seeds, milk, and one of the bananas. Mix on high until the seeds are well-integrated. Add the protein powder, vanilla, ice cubes, and remaining banana and mix well. Serve cold.
Interesting. But, hemp seeds? What do those contribute in terms of nutrition?
Really good question… hemp seeds are a pretty amazing superfood. I wrote an article on why hemp seeds are so healthy a few months back, so I just posted it to my blog for you: