Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hemp Milk Smoothie Ideas

For those seeking a gluten free, dairy free pick me up, consider a hemp milk smoothie.  Hemp milk is an alternative to cow's milk made from hemp seeds.
One 8-Ounce glass generally contains the following nutrients:

900 mg Omega-3 Fatty Acids, 2800 mg Omega-6 Fatty Acids, All 10 Essential Amino Acids, 4 Grams of Digestible Protein, over 40% of RDA of Calcium, Vitamin D, and many other nutrients.

For some additional nutrients, I add some raw protein from Garden of Life.

The powder contains the following:
  • Provides RAW organic sprouted protein and live probiotics and enzymes
  • Complete source of protein with all essential amino acids – 18 grams & 35% Daily Value
  • Contains Vitamin Code RAW Food-Created Nutrients A, D, E and K with their unique Code Factors intact, enabling natural recognition by your body
  • USDA Certified Organic
  • RAW
  • Vegan – so it is suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets
  • Increases the protein content of meals – just add to food or beverages
  • Good for those on low carbohydrate diets
  • Alternative to soy and animal protein powders
  • Good for those with gastrointestinal sensitivities to milk, whey, soy and other protein sources
  • Easily digested – supports digestive health and function with live probiotics and protein-digesting enzymes
  • Mixes well – great in shakes, smoothies and other beverages
It’s not only what RAW Protein contains, it’s also about what it doesn’t contain – there are no fillers, no artificial flavors and no synthetic ingredients. It is gluten-free and dairy-free and contains no soy allergens.

My basic recipe is:

1 cup hemp milk
1 heaping teaspoon cocoa powder 
1 heaping teaspoon protein powder
frozen organic fruit
drizzle honey or agave nectar as desired
mix in blender--and enjoy!