Craving chocolate but it’s only mid-morning? Curb your craving as well as give your macros a boost with this Chocolate Hemp Seed Smoothie. Chock full of both whey protein and plant-based protein (from the hemp seeds) this smoothie is dairy-free, gluten-free and paleo.
Why hemp seeds? Hemp seeds are an incredible superfood filled with both healthy omega-3 fatty acids as well as protein. In fact, hemp seeds are a natural “complete” protein source, which means that hemp seeds provide all nine of the essential amino acids that our bodies need to grow, develop and recover.
Chocolate Hemp Seed Smoothie
1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 cup almond milk
½ cup ice
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
Place all of the ingredients into a high-speed blender.
Blend on high until smooth. Add more ice if desired.
To make this smoothie 100% plant-based simply swap out the whey protein powder for a plant-based one. That simple swap will also make this recipe vegan.