If you have ever tried the “nutter” smoothie from Whole Foods, this recipe is for you. I love that smoothie, so I decided to recreate my own rendition at home. I’ve replaced the almond butter with peanut butter (more affordable) and swapped the almond milk for soy milk (higher in protein), and added hemp seeds and frozen berries to boost the nutritional value, and because, they’re delicious.
I was a bit of a laggard when it came to trying hemp seeds, but they quickly won me over when I discovered what a nutritional power house they are, not to mention their awesome nutty flavour. Just 3 tbsp of hemp seeds delivers 10 g of protein, omega-3, iron, zinc and magnesium. Not too shabby! I named this recipe the “power smoothie” because it’s currently my favourite post-workout meal. It provides protein and carbohydrates, and it’s ready in a snap, allowing you to refuel within that 30 minute window post-workout, which is optimal for muscle recovery.
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/2-3/4 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1-2 tbsp natural peanut butter
- 2 medjool dates, chopped
- 1/2 cup soy milk
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.