I never got around to sharing my smoothie last week as part of Kimberly Snyder’s recipe challenge, but I turned the leftovers into popsicles, and that’s worth sharing! Seriously, what’s better after a hardcore workout than a popsicle that you can feel good about?!
Now, Kimberly’s smoothies included spirulina, which if you’re not familiar, is an algae that is super high in protein. It’s sold in a powder form, which makes it perfect for adding to smoothies. I’ve considering buying it a few times, but it’s pretty pricey, so I’ve held off. So I went with my other favourite source of plant-based protein: hemp seeds!
With even more protein per gram than spirulina, I use this stuff in everything. Just sprinkle on salads, mix into grain dishes or try this recipe and blend into a smoothie frozen into a popsicle.
For this smoothie turned popsicle I blended up:
- 3 packed cups spinach
- 1 frozen banana
- 4 tbs raw hulled hemp seed
- 1 serving protein powder
- 3 tbs raw cacao
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups water or almond milk
Check out Kimberly’s Spirulina Power Protein Smoothie here.