Most mornings I have a smoothie for breakfast. It’s pretty easy to rack up the calories, but a little more difficult to blend up protein. Obviously, whey is not an option. I have tried Sunwarrior protein powder, it is a little chalky and after I bought the chocolate flavor, I discovered I don’t care for things sweetened with stevia. I am saving up to buy the unflavored powder. This recipe uses hemp protein powder.
- 2 cups Almond Breeze, Unsweetened
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/4 cup Almonds
- 1/4 cup Dates
- 2 cups Spinach
- 1/4 cup organic Hemp Protein
- 2 cups Strawberries, frozen
- 1 cup Blueberries, frozen
- juice of one lime or 1/2 lemon
I always blend my oats, dates and almonds with the milk first. Then I add the other ingredients and blend again. This makes 2 servings.
I’ve been using MyFitnessPal to keep track of my protein and calcium intake. I should hide the calorie counter because I don’t think calories are created equal. I don’t want to make food choices based solely on calorie count. Anyway, I haven’t found a better way to add more protein to my diet.