Orange is the New Green.
The protein in this shake, derived largely from hemp, is easy to digest and loaded with fiber and important omega fatty acids. Hemp has negligible amounts of THC, the cannabinoid that results in the feeling of being high, so there is no psychotropic effect at all. Packed with crazy nutrition, this smoothie is a satisfying meal replacement that includes plenty of good protein to keep you sated and on the go for hours. I happened to have cooked carrots in the fridge when I first tested this recipe. The carrot and mango were a great duo.
Recipe: Hemp Protein Smoothie
- 1 ¼ cups unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 scoop plant-based French vanilla nutritional protein powder
- ½ cup cooked carrots
- ½ cup ripe mango, peeled and cut in chunks (frozen is fine)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 6 ice cubes
- 1 lime cut in half
- ½ cup toasted unsweetened shredded coconut
1. Place the coconut on a baking sheet. Bake in an oven at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, stirring a couple of times.
2. Squeeze one lime half onto one small plate. Place the toasted coconut on another small plate. Dip the rim of a tall glass in the lime juice, then dip into the toasted coconut.
3. Place the milk, protein powder, carrots, mango, vanilla and cinnamon in the blender. Pulse on low to and then blend on high for about 60 seconds or until the mixture is smooth. Pour carefully into the prepared glass.