Salted Chocolate Hemp Shake for Two
This creamy, sweet and salted vegan shake makes for an excellent post-workout treat. Never tried cooking with hemp before? It has loads of health benefits and is a great source of both protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
Cool down and bliss out with this creamy chocolate hemp smoothie. You’ll be amazed at how a pinch of sea salt brings out the rich, complex chocolate fl avour. In spite of the fact that it tastes like a milk shake, the smoothie is actually incredibly nutritious! Hemp hearts provide both protein and omega-3 fatty acids, while cocoa powder adds a concentrated dose of antioxidants. I love the addition of coconut butter, which has a rich, buttery taste and luxurious texture. If your blender has a hard time blending dates, I recommend using the maple syrup option instead, or you can soak the pitted dates in boiling water for twenty to thirty minutes before you begin.
|425ml||unsweetened almond milk|
|1||large frozen banana, roughly chopped|
|3 or 4||pitted Medjool dates, to taste, or 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup|
|3 tbsp||unsweetened cocoa powder|
|3 tbsp||hemp hearts|
|1 tbsp||coconut butter or nut butter|
|¼ tsp||teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)|
|⅛ to ¼ tsp||fine sea salt, to taste|
1. In a high-speed blender, combine all the ingredients and blend on high until super-smooth.
Tip: Coconut butter can be di fficult to locate, so feel free to substitute peanut or almond butter in this recipe
Make it nut-free Swap the almond milk for 1 400ml can light coconut milk (chilled) and use coconut butter in lieu of the nut butter.
Make it kid-friendly Reduce or omit the salt.