Blueberry Protein Smoothie (Similar to Juice Press)

RECIPES – BREAKFAST, DRINKS, VEGAN

This delicious blueberry protein smoothie was inspired by one of my favorite Juice Press smoothies.

Blueberry Protein Smoothie is Perfect Post-Workout

It’s important to get adequate protein after a workout, and this shake delivers just what you need.

It provides about 15 grams of plant-based protein from hemp seeds, almond butter, and chia seed.

Hemp seeds are the optimal “protein powder” in my opinion. They are a source of complete plant-based protein that are easy to digest (unlike some other protein powders, like whey or soy). A single serving size of hemp seeds – 3 tablespoons – provides 10 g of protein, 16% of your recommended daily intake of iron, and about 3 grams of omega 3, an essential fatty acid that provides anti-inflammatory benefits.

Chia Seeds help bulk up and thicken the smoothie, while also providing additional protein and omega-3s.

Similar to Juice Press F***ing Genius Blueberry Protein Smoothie

After a workout class or run in Central Park, I love swinging by our local juice bar, Juice Press to pick up either their Clean Green or F***ing Genius smoothies. I get them made fresh, as I do modify them a little bit. I think fruit is sweet enough, and always leave out the added coconut sugar as a sweetener. I also replace the protein powder with hemp seeds. So, this Blueberry Protein Smoothie is a riff on their F***ing Genius Smoothie. It’s really thick, almond-y, and delicious.

Try This Blueberry Protein Smoothie

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Blueberry Protein Smoothie

4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings1 person

Ingredients

Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp. hemp seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 banana frozen
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil or coconut butter
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract optional

Toppings (Optional)

  • shredded coconut
  • blueberries fresh

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a high speed blender, and blend on high until smooth consistency is formed. Top with coconut and blueberries if desired.

Recipe Notes

To freeze banana, simply peel, break in half, put in a ziploc bag, and freeze overnight. You can freeze multiple bananas at once, and they should last 2-3 months in a freezer proof bag. 

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