Hemp Chocolate Smoothie with Raspberries & Pomegranates is rich, thick, creamy, and packed with nutrition. Perfect as a meal or post-workout drink.
Can you believe it has been 1 month since Christmas? The holidays seem like so long ago. How are your resolutions going? How many have you kept so far? These hemp heart smoothies have been showing up a lot these days.
Healthy eating topped the list for many people, including us. After all those holiday treats, getting some proper nutrition was the number one priority to tackle.
Speaking of treats, we JUST FINISHED the last of the baking. No wonder it seemed like I was in the kitchen forever before the holidays. Although hubby is sad to see it come to an end, calorie-wise I am happy it is finally gone.
Hemp cookies are a great gluten-free healthy treat, perfect for Valentine’s Day. With the addition of hemp seeds in the dough, and dipped in dark chocolate, these cute cookies are sure to please.
FINDING THE BALANCE
Getting back into a “normal” routine after the holidays was great too. However, it still seems like everyone is busy from morning to night. Working, school, extra activities, take up so many hours in the day.
Trying to find the time to workout can be a challenge. I know for myself I actually have to schedule it into my day, or it just doesn’t happen. Even when I do, something can change my plans…for instance, shovelling SNOW….like today.
I will admit I do not love to exercise. Knowing the health benefits is what keeps me motivated. Would I rather run on the treadmill than shovel? YES!!!
REWARDING YOUR EFFORTS
After a workout, treating yourself to something delicious is always a nice reward. I love feeding my body with real food, not powdered protein. My Apple Cottage Cheese Smoothie keeps me full and fueled from breakfast till lunch.
Do you crave chocolate? This Hemp Chocolate Smoothie with Raspberries & Pomegranates is for you. Made with chocolate milk and added cocoa, your chocolate cravings will be satisfied. Best part…it’s good for you!!
We all know the benefits of dark chocolate. Did you know that chocolate milk is a great post workout drink?
The pairing of berries and chocolate is always delicious. This smoothie is packed with raspberries and pomegranates. Adding nutrition is easy and delicious, not to mention all the health benefits that come from consuming berries.
The chocolate milk provides enough sweetness, but if you are like my husband, he will always add a bit of honey or agave nectar.
You can use fresh or frozen raspberries, either will work fine. One time I managed to find frozen pomegranate seeds. What a treat that was. You can peel/seed them yourself, or if you are like me, buy them already done.
BE MINDFUL OF WHAT YOU EAT
Some people are great at eating healthy ALL the time. That takes dedication for sure. In our house, we try to eat healthy, yet enjoy some of the other tasty options that are available.
If we have pizza on the weekend, making sure we have healthy meals during the week helps balance out the good with the “not so good”.
Having some snacks available, like these Superfood Trail Mix Bites prevents you from reaching for unhealthy options. One of our favourite go-to snacks is a plain hard boiled egg. We always have them in the fridge.
Smoothies are perfect as a meal (which we have often for lunch) or a post workout drink. You can pack a lot of nutrition into a glass. This Hemp Chocolate Smoothie with Raspberries and Pomegranates will keep your body fuelled, ready to take on another day.
What’s your favourite smoothie flavour?
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Things you can use to make this recipe:
Hemp Chocolate Smoothie with Raspberries & Pomegranates
- 2 cups chocolate milk
- 1 ½ cups raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- ¾ cups pomegranate seeds (fresh or frozen)
- 1 ½ teaspoons cocoa
- ¼ cup hemp hearts
- agave nectar to sweeten (optional)
- Place all ingredients into a blender.
- Blend until smooth.