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
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 Tbsp. hemp seeds
- 1 Tbsp. almond butter
- 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 banana frozen
- 1 cup frozen blueberries (organic or wild)
- 1 tsp. coconut oil (unrefined) or coconut butter
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. almond extract optional
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender, and blend on high until smooth consistency is formed. Top with coconut and blueberries if desired.
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