Peach, Raspberry and Hemp Smoothie

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Quite a few people have been asking for a summer breakfast or banana free smoothie recently, so I thought I would combine both requests into one sweet, creamy smoothie! Plant-based protein powders are a little harder to disguise than whey protein – they often leave a powdery texture and combining them with banana is a great way to avoid that. The problem is, lots of people don’t like banana. For me, banana doesn’t always agree with my stomach so I try to avoid it most days. One of the hardest things was finding a smoothie that I could enjoy pre or post workout to get a good protein boost.

This smoothie is a real winner on that front – it is perfect for the summer as it’s really fresh, perfectly sweet and relatively inexpensive to make. I like to buy frozen berries – it means I always have them to hand and they work really well to cool a smoothie (which I find really important when adding protein – but that is completely down to personal preference!). This smoothie will give you about 8g of protein so it’s a great breakfast before you workout or a great way to refuel after! We need carbohydrates and protein when we are working out to provide us with the energy and recuperation our muscles need to get stronger.

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Ingredients (makes 1 large smoothie)

60g of raspberries

2 small (or 1 large) peaches

20g of oats

200 ml of almond or oat milk

3 teaspoons of hemp seeds

2 heaped teaspoons hemp powder

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If it is a little thick, add water a little at a time to thin it out. If you are making this in advance, shake well before drinking.

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