I’ve been wanting to try hemp seeds for awhile now. I am constantly trying to find ways to sneak extra protein into our diets. A serving of hulled hemp seeds (approximately 3 tbps) has 11 g of protein! In addition to Omegas 3 & 6, hemp seeds also are a good source of zinc, iron, and magnesium. Check it out.
They added a very slight nutty flavor to our smoothie. I added about a 1/3 cup to the blender, which yielded two 6-8oz. smoothies. It blended up very nicely, I did not notice any grittiness or additional thickness to the drink.
According to Shape.com, it is almost a complete protein except that it is low in the amino acid lysine. Hemp protein supplements are unlike a traditional whey protein shake, as they contain an appreciable amount of carbohydrates (9g) and fiber (8g), making them more of a base for a meal replacement shake or snack than a pure protein shake.
We have been using Plant Fusion protein powder for several month now. Typically the unflavored, sometimes the vanilla. One scoop adds 21g of protein. I will usually only add one scoop to the blender though, which we split into two 6-8 oz smoothies.
According to their website:
The only plant-based protein shake that compares to whey:
Enhanced with 4500mg of branched chain amino acids (BCAA) and 3,350mg of glutamine, PlantFusion is a complete and extremely potent source of protein by any standard. The first plant-based protein that compares to animal proteins (like whey) in amino acid density and balance.
Blueberry Strawberry Smoothie with Hulled Hemp Seeds
Recommended Kitchen gear:
2 cups of strawberries, frozen
1/3 cup hulled hemp seeds
1 scoop Plant Fusion protein powder, unflavored
1 1/2 cups unsweetened original almond milk (or your choice our milk alternative)
- If use frozen strawberries, defrost 2 minutes in microwave.
- Add strawberries, bananas, and milk alternative to blender. Blend until smooth.
- Add protein powder and hemp seeds. Blend until smooth.
- Can be enjoyed immediately or can be refrigerated up to 3 hours before consumption.
What else can I sneak these yummy protein-bombs into?