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Salted Chocolate Hemp Shake for Two

by Angela Liddon from Oh She Glows Every Day

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.

From the book


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.

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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
4 ice cubes


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.

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