Happy Monday! Hope y’all had a stellar weekend. I’m really excited about today’s post. I was given the opportunity to try out the newest, tastiest protein powder from Manitoba Harvest and I could not turn it down.
It took me a while to get on the smoothie/shake bandwagon due to lack of equipment. But now that I’m able, I’m definitely willing, and I know how easy they are to make and how good they can be for you. You might say I’m a big fan.
This post is sponsored by Manitoba Harvest. All reviews and opinions are my own.
I received an amazing box of goodies from Manitoba Harvest. It was one of the best mail days. Included were three flavors of the Hemp Protein Smoothie (Mixed Berry, Vanilla Chai, and Chocolate), a Manitoba Harvest Blender Bottle, plus measuring spoons. (Holla!)
I’ve made several shakes and smoothies using all three flavors. My favorite is definitely mixed berry, but the vanilla is a close second. I don’t care much for chocolate but I’ve had a hard time getting on the chocolate-peanut butter combo for shakes. I know lots of people like them but chocolate and peanut butter should be eaten as candy only. There, I said it.
Anyway. One of the great things about the new Hemp Protein Smoothie powders is the added greens. It gives each serving a nice nutritional boost. Check it out:
NEW! Hemp Protein Smoothie combines a delicious and creamy blend of HempPro 70 protein powder, organic harvest greens blend and other quality ingredients! With the inclusion of organic spinach, kale and broccoli to our smoothie line you can get both your greens and protein all in one convenient product. Each 30 gram serving has 15 grams of plant-based protein.
Since greens can be a bit bitter in powdered form, I like to add just a touch of something sweet — be it yogurt, honey, or even vanilla.
My favorite Hemp Protein Smoothie recipe is the product of a fantastic sale on strawberries at Whole Foods a couple weeks ago. I stocked up. The resulting smoothie is, in my very humble opinion, quite delicious. This smoothie uses the Mixed Berry flavor. Enjoy!
Berry Banana Vanilla Protein Smoothie
- 8 whole strawberries
- 2 banana
- 6 Tbsp banana-vanilla yogurt
- 4 Tbsp Mixed Berry Hemp Protein Smoothie powder
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 C water
- two handfuls of ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth and combined. Pour into a two glasses and enjoy! Makes two servings.
The new Hemp Protein Smoothie powders are a really great and simple way to get a nutritional boost. Plus, the flavor options are fantastic because there’s something for everyone.
Ready to purchase some for yourself? Here’s a “sweet” deal (see what I did there?): Save 15% off your order with code hempsmoothielaunch16 at checkout. This coupon code is good until April 30, 2016 so be sure to take advantage before time runs out.
But wait — there’s more! Manitoba Harvest is hosting a fantastic photo contest. To participate, all you have to do is post your fit photos on social media using #hempproteinsmoothie and tagging Manitoba Harvest (@manitobaharvest). You’ll be automatically entered to win a case of your favorite flavor of Hemp Protein Smoothie!
Good luck and have fun!
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I leave you with one question today —
Chocolate and peanut butter: as a smoothie or as candy only? Discuss.