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Peanut Butter Hemp Green Smoothie

May 15, 2016

This Peanut Butter Hemp Green Smoothie is jam-packed with protein and your daily dose of greens. It’s a nutritious and filling breakfast recipe to start your day.

This Peanut Butter Hemp Green Smoothie is jam-packed with protein and your daily dose of greens. It's a nutritious and filling breakfast recipe to start your day.We all love being able to fit people into a category (myself included); That choosing to eat mostly plant-based foods makes you vegan and testing Whole 30 makes you paleo.

When I tell people I write a health-focused blog, I often get asked the question “what kind of healthy?”. Are you gluten-free, or paleo or whatever the latest diet du jour is? It used to give me a lot of anxiety that I could never fully answer their question.

“Ummmmm I don’t know? The organic kind?” I used to wish I could answer the question more simply, but over the years have come to terms with the fact that my diet has no label and it’s totally cool to be inconsistent.

This Peanut Butter Hemp Green Smoothie is jam-packed with protein and your daily dose of greens. It's a nutritious and filling breakfast recipe to start your day.When I decided to reduce my meat and animal product consumption last year, people automatically jumped to the conclusion that I’d become vegan. I certainly have had and continue to have days that would by definition be considered vegan, but if a filet mignon was calling my name (unlikely but not out of the realm of possibility) I certainly wouldn’t deny myself the choice.

I also love a good chicken nugget.

But even though I am not vegan or 100% plant-based, experimenting with other diets can certainly open you up to foods you otherwise wouldn’t have considered.

When I first transitioned to a more plant-focused diet (i.e. stopped eating as many animal products), I was concerned I wouldn’t be able to get in enough protein. I grew up eating meat and sort of had the notion that we need animal protein to function.

With some education from friends (Alexis you are a saint!), I opened up to the idea of plant-based protein sources and have found that my energy, satiety and overall happiness with my meals has not at all been affected by decreasing my meat consumption.

This Peanut Butter Hemp Green Smoothie is jam-packed with protein and your daily dose of greens. It's a nutritious and filling breakfast recipe to start your day.Far too often we forget that plants have protein too. There’s protein in pulses, soy and yes, even our leafy greens. All the more reason to eat your kale and spinach!

Hemp Hearts alone contain 10 grams of protein per 30 gram serving. Now combine that with 5 grams of protein in natural peanut butter, and suddenly animal protein is a thing of the past.

This peanut butter hemp green smoothie alone contains over 17 grams of protein without any protein powder added!

The point is, don’t stress about the labels, but be open-minded to trying out all kinds of diets. You never know what you may discover!

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Peanut Butter Hemp Green Smoothie

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (I like almond milk)
  • 1 large ripe banana, fresh or frozen
  • 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts
  • 2 cups greens (I use spinach but kale, romaine, arugula all work)
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to a blender in the order listed.
  2. Blend until smooth.

This Peanut Butter Hemp Green Smoothie is jam-packed with protein and your daily dose of greens. It's a nutritious and filling breakfast recipe to start your day.


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Manitoba Harvest. I was compensated for my time, however all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that help make THM possible and bring more delicious recipes your way!


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  • Reply
    Kenneth Amaka
    January 26, 2019 at 5:56 am

    Nice post, most often we usually forget that plants have protein too, this is really an eye opener

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    Kelly D.
    January 20, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Thanks for this great post, I’m very much veggie focus

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    Lewis Hood
    January 20, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Great post, I love everything about this smoothie!

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    Lemmy K.
    January 20, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Thanks for this great post, I love hemp seeds! Great way to give oatmeal a protein boost, and I also sprinkle on salads

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    Lucy D.
    August 19, 2018 at 8:19 am

    I really love this smoothie! we really need to be veggie focused

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    Aileen
    March 6, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Can i use almond butter instead of peanut butter?

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    Toni
    February 22, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Love love love this green smoothie! The like the almond milk best, and the hemp seeds give alittle nutty flavor.

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    Brian
    October 19, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Looks delicious! I’ll have to start looking out for hemp seeds next time I go shopping. They look like they mix well in a smoothie!

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    Mary Ann
    May 26, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Have you ever done any “make ahead” smoothies? I get up early for work, and my boyfriend is retired, and does not get up as early as I do. I hate to run the blender/bullet at 6 am and wake him if I don’t have too 🙂

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      Davida Kugelmass
      May 26, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      I haven’t yet but it’s definitely something I want to work on because I too am up before my boyfriend and he HATES the sound of the blender (can’t blame him!). I’ll see what I can do!

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    Heather @Gluten-Free Cat
    May 24, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    This sounds like such a satisfying smoothie! I sprinkle hemp seeds on my salads, but I always forget that they’d be a great protein boost to smoothies. I’ll be trying this in the morning!

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