This hemp & banana protein smoothie became a recipe that I make on an almost daily basis. As I mentioned it in one of my previous posts, I’ll try to post here more regularly recipes that are more “daily”, less “elaborated”, which I eat on a very regular basis. As those are recipes that I repeat on a loop, I had time to adapt them through time and they usually only require a few minutes to make. I also prepare some of them in advance on Sundays for instance, or at the beginning of the week to have it ready to use for the next days – while writing this, I actually have another recipe in mind, which I’m currently eating as breakfast. Those recipes also require way less time for me to post – which is actually pretty cool when I’m as overwhelmed as I am those days – so that I can still keep sharing recipes with you here!
I started to go to the gym about 2 months ago, first because I wanted to build real muscles before to run my first Tough Mudder, but also to get back the body I had about 2 years ago, before to get bad habits and neglect a bit too much my diet. I also wanted to strengthen my legs in order to be more resistant during long races and trails, as my goals for next year are actually to prepare my second marathon and to participate to my first triathlon. I’ve always hate the idea of going to the gym, thinking it was deeply boring, but after 2 months my motivation is surprisingly still the same. But what means sport – particularly bodybuilding and strengthening – also means more proteins to be able to recover faster and help muscle construction. Let me get this straight, I’m not following any hyper protein diet or any super strict sport diet, I just slightly increased my protein daily intake by trying to eat enough of them and get good habits, as I don’t want my trainings to be useless. It includes for instance the habit of taking a protein packed snack after intensive or prolonged trainings.
I mostly try to get my load of proteins through all what I eat on a daily basis, while trying whenever I can to not buy supplements etc,… One of the protein sources that I’ve particularly been loving lately is hemp seed. It’s super rich in proteins as well as in Omega-3; it also has a pretty low level of saturated fats. This hemp & banana protein smoothie is usually the one I make after every intensive running session or workout, within the first 30 minutes following it. This smoothie is creamy, has a nice taste of banana, and is ready in 5 minutes. One glass of hemp & banana protein smoothie gathers carbs as well as about 15g of proteins, which makes it the perfect post-sport recovery snack!
- 125ml soy milk
- 2/3 banana
- 30g hemp seeds
- 2tsp raw cacao powder
- 1tsp cinnamon
- 1. Add soy milk, hemp seeds, raw cacao, cinnamon and 2/3 banana cut in pieces to the bowl of your blender.
- 2. Blend for about 30 seconds until you get a creamy and homogeneous smoothie. Pour into a glass and drink it within the 30 minutes following your training.