Cacao Protein Smoothie
What's your post-workout routine? What's your favourite way to maintain and replenish your energy level? One of the most important things to do is to stay hydrated before, during and after your workout by drinking water throughout. When you're working out, tiny lesions form on your muscles, so it's essential to take good care of yourself afterwards to accelerate your recovery time. One of the easiest ways to help recover is to have a healthy snack full of ingredients that help boost lost energy and heal the muscles. Ideally, this snack should be eaten in the first 30 minutes after your workout to get the best results. This recipe for a homemade, protein-filled cacao smoothie can easily be made with ingredients most people have on hand! Hemp seeds are extremely high in protein: 30 g of hemp seeds gives you 11 g of complete protein. And, they're rich in fibre and omega-3 fatty acids. If you don't already have them, make sure they're the next addition to your pantry!
1 tbsp PRANA organic whole black Proactivchia seeds
2 tbsp PRANA organic shelled hemp seeds
1 tbsp nut butter (PRANA organic blanched almond butter, PRANA organic hazelnut butter or peanut butter)
1 tbsp PRANA organic raw cacao powder
1/8 cup oats (gluten-free, as needed)
1 cup fresh spinach
1 ripe banana
1 1/2 cup homemade almond milk
Put all the ingredients into your blender and mix on high speed until smooth and creamy.