Chocolate Almond Protein Smoothie

January 7, 2015

Whether you are a althelete looking for a post-workout shake or someone looking to just eat healthier, this healthy chocolate almond protein shake is both nutritious and delicious.  

The secret to creating this protein rich drink is adding hemp seed protein powder.  This plant based powder is dairy-free, gluten-free, and soy-free, so it is perfect for anyone with any dietary restrictions.  In addition it is rich in fiber, omega 6 fatty acids, all nine essential amino acids, and other numerous vitamins and minerals.  Hemp protein powder is not limited to just shakes.  It can be stirred into oatmeal or added to sauces as well.

This smoothie is  so delicious you will think you are sipping on dessert for breakfast.  

Greek yogurt – 15 grams
almond butter – 7 grams
almond milk – 1 gram
banana – 1 gram
Hemp protein powder - 5 grams per tablespoon

Total = 34 grams of protein per smoothie

Chocolate Almond Protein Smoothie


1/3 cup original almond milk (or whatever you prefer)
2 tbsp. almond butter
1/2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
1 medium banana, sliced and frozen
2 tsp. flaxseeds (optional)
2 tbsp. hemp seed protein powder
3/4 cup ice cubes


Place all the ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth.

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