I created this smoothie 100% on accident. I’m going to quote my friend, Hattie, here: “I get really creative when I have limited groceries left”. Sometimes great things can happen when you have to get a little creative. I made this smoothie to help me last through my lunch time classes all the way to dinner. It did the trick! It’s loaded with protein from the chia, hemp and flax seeds. Plus, there’s tons of fiber from all the seeds, banana and strawberries to keep you full for hours. It’s got the great flavor of a strawberry banana smoothie that you’re used to with the extra benefits of keeping you full longer.
Bottom line: Make it. Your taste buds will be happy and your belly will be pleasantly full.
Protein packed banana strawberry smoothie
10 oz coconut water
4 strawberries (can be frozen or fresh)
2 dates, pitted
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon cacao nibs
1 tablespoon flax seeds
1 1/2 tablespoons hemp seeds
2 teaspoons coconut butter
1. Add 2 teaspoons hot water to a small container holding the chia seeds. Allow this to gelatinize while you put together the rest of the smoothie.
2. In a coffee grinder, combine the cacao nibs and flax seeds. Blend until it forms a fine powder.
3. Combine all of the ingredients (including the powder created in step 2 and the gelatinized chia seeds) and blend for 2 minutes or until there are no more chunks.