05. June 2014

Green Protein Smoothie

Green_Protein_Smoothie_3A question I get over and over again is “how do you get enough protein?”. It is a valid question. When you have a plant-based diet and go without meat or eggs, it’s important to do some research. It took me a while to figure all of this out, but it is possible to get enough protein in your diet only from the help of plants! One big source of protein are nuts. I eat approximately a handful a day (not counting occasional banana-nut butter cravings). I also make sure to eat a portion of legumes (beans or lentils) and whole grains a day. And all your daily vegetables will also add up to a good sum.
I do make sure though to increase my protein income after I’ve worked out, as your body will more than ever need protein to repair and build up those muscles. So over time I have created a ritual: a green post-work out smoothie, that I’ll have after my work out. It’s filled with greens and fruits and most importantly: hemp protein. It might sound weird, but hemp powder is very high in protein, full of fatty acids, minerals, vitamins and and and… (It contains only very little THC, so no worries!) I would definitely recommend giving it a second look.

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Recipe

Green Protein Smoothie

Details

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 100g cucumber (¼)
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 2 handful of baby spinach
  • ½ mango
  • 1 banana
  • 300ml water
  • 1 tbsp hemp protein

Instructions

Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Add more water, if you wish for a more liquid smoothie.
An idea for hot days is to add some ice to the ingredients. Feel free to mix up to 2 or 3 tbsp of hemp protein powder. Make sure to try first though, as it does affect the overall taste. Enjoy!

  • Shi Jie

    Is it necessary to add hemp protein?

  • Sebastian Søndergaard Telmer

    Hi,

    In your video on YouTube you made a blueberry coconut smoothie, will you be uploading that recipe on the site soon?

    Keep up the good work! :)

    PS. I found you via JacksGap months ago! ;)

  • Hayley Randall

    Hey! I’m from Australia and at the moment mangos are not in season. I was wondering if there was anything else I could use instead of the mango??
    ps. keep up the good work, I love these recipes!

  • ana

    i loved it!!!! i tried it and it was amazing, i loved the taste and i liked thinking that it was good for your body too

  • Chelsy

    How often do you drink it?
    Like once on the week?

    Thank u.♥

  • Christina

    Can you substitute some of the ingredients and it still taste as good? If yes, what with?

  • Anete

    I put coconut water instead normal water and I also added chia seeds. LOVE IT!

  • Bianca

    Hi Pauline, I can’t find mangoes unluckily so what fruit would you suggest substituting? Or should I leave the recipe without adding anything instead of mango? Thank you very much! (Ps: I love your blog, your photography and recipes are fantastic!)

    • Thank you so much, that’s so kind! I would use pineapple instead of mango. Pineapples are great and go so well in green smoothies! Enjoy! xx

  • Betty

    Hi this recipe looks great, but i really dislike the smell and taste of banana! Do you have a good suggestion to replace it with?

    • Pauline

      Try pineapple! It goes great in green smoothies :)

  • Clémence

    Hi, i’m french and i can’t put my hands on hemp proteine anywhere. Is there anything else i can use instead to have proteine in my smoothie?

    • Pauline

      Have you looked on Amazon? :) You could also use Spirulina powder oooor add some more vegetables like kale, peas, other leafy greens or spinach!

  • Astrid

    Hi Pauline, I would love to make this smoothie, but without the hemp proteine. Is it possible to just leave it out or do I have to add something else instead?

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I am Pauline, a 22 year-old food lover and photographer from Berlin.

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