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Very Berry Hemp Date Smoothie


    Very Berry Hemp Date Smoothie

    With a healthy balance of protein, carbohydrates, and beneficial fats, this smoothie works equally well for post-workout recovery as it does for a breakfast on the go.


    1 1/2 cups (350 mL) plain or vanilla hemp milk
    1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
    1 tsp (5 mL) hemp oil
    1/4 cup (60 mL) hemp protein powder
    1/4 cup (60 mL) wheat germ
    1/4 tsp (1 mL) cardamom or cinnamon
    1/3 cup (80 mL) pitted dates, chopped
    1/2 cup (125 mL) strawberries, preferably frozen
    1/2 cup (125 mL) blueberries, preferably frozen

    Place hemp milk in blender. Add remaining ingredients in order specified. Turn blender on low setting and process for 20 seconds. Switch to high setting and blend until dates and frozen fruit are broken down, about 1 minute.

    Serves 2.

    Each serving contains:
    282 calories; 13 g protein; 11 g total fat (1 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 36 g carbohydrates; 8 g fibre; 45 mg sodium

    source: "Hooray for Hemp", alive #343, May 2011


    Very Berry Hemp Date Smoothie




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