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Rasberry Banana Hemp Seed Smoothie

It is rasberry season! Finally, I can enjoy these wonderful berries fresh without having to pay and arm and a leg. I picked up an entire tray (6 overflowing pints) of rasberries for $15 from a local farmer’s market (all organic of course). I could probably get them cheaper, but that would require a drive outside of town.

Throw half-pint of berries, a super-ripe banana and a heaping tablespoon of hemp seeds into your Vita-Mix. Blend for about 10 seconds and enjoy. I use the whole hemp seeds in this recipe to get more of the good fats (as opposed to just using the hemp protein isolate). Hemp is an amazing source of Omega 3 fatty acids, and is also a complete and full-spectrum protein source – with all the amino acids your body needs to build muscle.

5 comments

  1. Brian says:

    Nice! New smoothie recipe! Might have to make one right now. I’ll have to use frozen berries until I can get some fresh ones. Thanks Ravi!

  2. MikeT says:

    I do a similar one: Hemp, raspberries, blueberries, Banana, flaxseed with 1 1/2 cups water and a handful of ice. Also, I add two teaspoons of agave nectar to sweeten it up, the hemp produces a rather unappealig aftertaste.

    • Ravi Raman says:

      Hey Danny, try pea protein – it has very little aftertaste. You could also use soy – but I prefer to avoid soy protein since soy products are included in so many other foods, and it is good not to overdo it. Brown Rice protein is another option (available at most health food stores and Whole Foods) – but I find that it does have a strong aftertaste – but it blends well.

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