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Chocolate Almond Hemp Seed Smoothie

Obsession.

Chocolate Hemp Seed Smoothie | Full of protein, antioxidants, and minerals

It can easily manifest itself in the form of drinkable chocolate.

If you’re like me, whose obsessive tendencies are coupled with the patience of a two-year-old, you may pitch a fit when all of the bananas at your grocery store are bright green and nowhere close to the freckled brown state of over-ripeness that makes for the best smoothies on the face of the planet. But if your propensity to fuel your obsessive tendencies is like mine, you keep a rotating stock of bananas at all times lest you run out entirely and are left to (heaven forbid) wait for a new stock of green bananas to ripen. Drinkable chocolate: it waits for no banana.

This smoothie tastes just like chocolate milk, but it is full of health benefits from the hemp seeds and raw cacao powder. So basically this is the healthiest “chocolate milk” you ever did drink.

 

I saw this recipe for Creamy Chocolate Hemp Seed Smoothie for Two by Oh She Glows a couple of weeks ago, and knew I needed to try it, partially because I had a bag of hemp seeds that I had no clue what to do with, but also because I have no qualms about consuming chocolate for breakfast. So I’ve been doing just that…for two weeks straight.

The recipe says the smoothie is meant for two people, but because my adoration of chocolate for breakfast is mirrored by my undying need to consume in volume, I drink the whole thing, just me, myself, and I. The recipe also calls for dates, which I am hugely fond of, but I don’t tend to have them in the pantry, so I changed the recipe just a tad to accommodate the lack of date-edness.

Chocolate Hemp Seed Smoothie | full of protein, antioxidants, and minerals

Hemp seeds have come into the limelight recently because as it turns out, they’re a pretty superriffic superfood. Hemp seeds contain all essential amino acids, which means they are full of complete protein. They are also easy for your body to digest and absorb, which makes them a favored source of protein among vegetarians and vegans. Additionally, hemp seeds have omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, as well as magnesium and iron.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Juuuust kidding. Don’t do that.

Chocolate Hemp Seed Smoothie | Full of protein, antioxidants, and minerals

You can throw hemp seeds in green or grain salads (and salad dressings), veggie-filled burrito bowls, or your favorite vegetable noodle dish. Hemp powder is also a great option for adding to homemade protein bars, no-bake or baked treats, as well as smoothies such as this one.

Drinkable chocolate. It’s your friend with benefits.

Chocolate Hemp Seed Smoothie | Full of protein, antioxidants, and minerals

Chocolate Hemp Seed Smoothie

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Author: Julia
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Put everything in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.

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Alex @ DelishKnowledge

Tuesday 12th of August 2014

Wow! This looks so good! I am a sucker for anything chocolatey especially if I can pretend that it's a healthy treat! Love the addition of hemp seeds!

Joanne

Saturday 9th of August 2014

Forget salads, I want my hemp in drinkable chocolate form! Actually, I want all good-for-me foods that way.

Julia

Sunday 10th of August 2014

Right? Let's drink all the foods. ;)

Olivia - Primavera Kitchen

Saturday 9th of August 2014

I have hemp seed at home, but to be honest I never know what to do with that. Great idea you give me! This must taste so good!!! ps: your pictures are awesomeeeee!

Julia

Sunday 10th of August 2014

I was in the exact same boat until I made the smoothie. Now I'm completely addicted to it! Thanks for the sweet compliment, love!

DessertForTwo

Friday 8th of August 2014

I finally just stopped smoking hemp, and now I'm ready to eat it. Kidding... I have a giant bag of hemp seed, and I've been so boring just by sprinkling it on yogurt. Now I know better-chocolate mylk!!

Julia

Sunday 10th of August 2014

bahahaha! I'm so glad soooooooooooooombebody got the pipe reference ;) Of course it would be you! I'm making serious doe eyes atcha right now.

Monet

Thursday 7th of August 2014

How funny! I have been craving, and I mean craving, chocolate milk lately. Which is odd for me. This smoothie sounds even better!

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