I felt like having something else than oatmeal or granola for breakfast today so I decided to make a smoothie. A fresh berry smoothie as a morning boost this sunny day! I also added some hemp protein for some extra protein and had 2 boiled eggs and a big pink lady apple on the side.
Hemp protein Smoothie
- 1/2 banana
- 3 dl almond milk
- 1.5 dl frozen raspberries
- 1 scoop hemp protein (I got mine from Nyttoteket)
- 1/2 teaspoon MSM powder (I got mine from Helhetshälsa)
-> Just put everything in a blender until smooth. If you like it thinner add more milk or water and if you would like it thicker add more banana. Pour over to a high glass and sprinkle over the bee pollen as toppings. Enjoy!
Some health benefits information about hemp protein:
Much like soy and other beans or legumes, hempseed is an excellent source of protein because it contains all the 21 known amino acids. This includes the 9 essential amino acids that the body can’t produce on its own and must take from dietary sources. However unlike soy beans, hemp has not been subjected to genetic modification.
Hemp farmers also say that its cultivation hardly requires pesticides, herbicides or petrochemical fertilizers. It happens to be one of those plants that lend easily to organic agricultural methods. This makes hemp a comparatively safer plant source of protein.
Two tablespoons of hemp protein powder can provide around 13-15 grams of protein. However it’s not just the concentrated quantity that’s important here. Those two tablespoons contain what are called branched-chain amino acids (BCAA). Specifically they are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, BCAAs should make up 40% of the daily need for essential amino acids. That breaks down to about 40 milligrams of leucine and 10 -30 milligrams of isoleucine and valine per kilo of body weight.