Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie | infinebalance.com

This smoothie got the thumbs up (errr… ‘fumbs’ up if you are 6 and your name is Gav). Rich, smooth and creamy.  Inspired by a great little place we discovered on our last family vacation in Florida. If you are ever in Atlantic Beach Florida {go!}  you must visit M-Shack. My kids tell me they have the best shakes. Zoe says this smoothie tastes just like the milkshake she had at the M-Shack. Which is pretty cool considering my version includes hemp protein and is without dairy.

Now, I’ve tried hemp protein before and I must say I was not impressed. Actually, the brand I tried (and I won’t mention any names) was really just gross.  Lesson learned, I’ve avoided hemp based protein powders ever since.

Buuut… that all changed last month when North Coast Naturals sent me some to try. This is not the hemp protein that I remember. This hemp protein tastes good. Check out my last post if you want more information about North Coast Naturals. North Coast Naturals is a Canadian based Company.  Their products are Organic and No-GMO.  The hemp protein also happens to be raw. And it tastes awesome!

I’m still trying to decide if I like the chocolate or the berry flavour best.

This is a sweetened protein powder which makes it really convenient for quick snacks. Sometimes I measure out a cup of almond or coconut milk in a small mason jar and stash some protein in another container and take that to work with me for a mid-morning snack. Especially mornings where there was a workout. The protein mixes easily with the milk – just close the lid and give it a really good shake.

raw hemp smoothie

For this Chocolate Peanut Butter smoothie I also added some L-Glutamine, also from North Coast Naturals. I love this product. It’s tasteless and blends completely in any smoothie. No weird textures.  L-Glutamine is suppose to be great after long / hard workouts as it helps repair tired muscles and tissues. And since I’m training for a half marathon in 2 months – yikes! – I have tired and sore muscles.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
 
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a creamy chocolate peanut butter treat full of nutrition and protein
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 1 smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons North Coast Naturals Hemp Protein Powder, Chocolate
  • 1 scoop North Coast Naturals L-Glutamine
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk (more to taste)
  • handful of ice
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.