November 9, 2014

Chocolate Hemp Power Smoothie


Alright guys, I'm gonna come right out and say it. This smoothie makes me feel like superwoman. The first time I thought it was a coincidence, but then it kept happening. Every time I drink one of these bad boys I get a crazy burst of energy and feel the urge to throw on a cape and take over the world. It's so chocolatey, thick, and dense; jam-packed with protein and nutrients that give an undeniable boost. And it just so happens that it tastes delicious too. The trick is using a ripe banana (think: lots of brown spots) since those are much sweeter and more flavorful. Grab your capes and let's do this! ;)


Vegan, gluten-free
Inspired by Oh She Glows
Makes 1 large or 2 small smoothies

Ingredients
1/4 cup hemp hearts
1 small avocado
1 ripe banana (frozen, if desired)
2/3 cup almond milk (I use vanilla, unsweetened)
3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1 Tbsp. agave/honey
3-5 ice cubes

Directions
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until relatively smooth, adding more milk if desired.
Taste and adjust if necessary (i.e. more agave/honey for sweetness, etc.)

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5 comments:

  1. This smoothie has such a fabulous, rich look to it...great photos, too! I have yet to experiment with hemp, thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. This smoothie is soooo incredibly delicious. It is so creamy!! Instead of using 1/2 cup almond milk, I used 1/4 cup lite canned coconut milk & 1/4 cup almond milk. I had it for breakfast with an Oh She Glows banana bread muffin top and I was full for a few hours. So happy I came across this! I posted a picture of it on IG as well @ruveenstogryn
    Thank you so much for sharing!! I'll be making it all the time!

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  3. I am new to hemp and will use leaves, oil and..... maybe buds

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  4. I was having an awful time getting it to the thickness I wanted (not watery, but still pourable) so I just turned it into pudding XD I also used hemp powder instead of hemp seeds.

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    1. Using the powder instead may have thickened it a little more, but this is definitely a dense smoothie! ;) Grabbing a spoon and eating it as pudding is a great idea!!

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