Power Protein Smoothie4 min
I don’t recommend consuming commercial processed protein powders, which are usually made with soy or whey (dairy). However, raw hemp and brown rice proteins are great forms of protein that are easily assimilated by your body and efficiently used. Chia seeds supply complete protein, but also fiber, minerals, and long-burning fuel.
This drink supplies upward of around 20 grams or more of high quality plant protein (depending on the type of protein powder and how much almond milk you use). It’s great as a snack before working out or in the afternoon when you need something more filling during that long stretch before dinner.
Banana is a high starch fruit that you can’t juice, so therefore combines well with the protein in this smoothie, as opposed to high water fruits that are very watery and digest quickly.
The addition of bee pollen and all its fantastic nutrients, enzymes, and amino acids would elevate the super-charging benefits of this smoothie even more.
Yield: one 24-ounce serving
2 cups unsweetened almond milk or coconut water, or a 50/50 combination
1 serving raw sprouted vegan protein
1-2 Tbs. chia seed gel (chia seeds soaked in water for at least 30 minutes)
½ tsp. maca powder
Stevia or xylitol to sweeten (optional)
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbs. bee pollen (optional)
Add the almond milk and/or water to the blender first, then the other ingredients. Blend until smooth.