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If there’s something I’ve learned about food blogging while doing it, I’d say the most important thing is this: when you discover a new, mind-blowing combination of flavors, create a simple, yet surprising recipe, or prepare something a few days in a row or at least over three times, it is your obligation to share it to your followers.
So friends, here I am, just fulfilling my civic duty. And it just happens to be in the form of a chocolate smoothie.
But if we’re being honest, it’s not just any smoothie, but we’re talking about a three-layered delicacy, that will make your taste buds veeeery happy. There are berries. Then there’s a thick vanilla layer. And then of course the chocolate layer to make it even more better. I think the holy trinity of smoothies have come together in this one.
This kind of layered smoothie isn’t really a new thing, as by taking a quick glance to my Instagram account I noticed that the first time I posted something like this was already last summer. Since then I’ve been making green ones, a few ones with berries and a very many chocolate ones. And as my inner chocolate monster has been rather active lately – meaning every single day at about 2pm – I decided to come up with something that would make me, and hopefully you, very happy. Enter: Chocolate & Vanilla Hemp Smoothie with Mashed Berries!
I’ve been cooking with hemp seeds for a few years already, so when Go Green asked me to come up with a recipe involving their new packet of hemp seeds, it felt super natural. I use hulled hemp seeds almost daily (they make an appearance in my photos quite often!) and I mostly add them to my porridge, to salads, smoothies, and granola. I store them in a glass jar on an open shelf in our kitchen, which results in consuming them, and all the good fats, fiber and protein they bring along, quite regularly. And as you can use them raw like they are, all their good nutrients won’t get lost on the way.
Naturally, I added some hemp seeds to this smoothie too, as they bring a really lovely creaminess. They also make a great little boost to the otherwise banana-based drink. And when you add some tasty berries to the bottom of the glasses, you’ve got your vitamin kick covered too. So basically, this chocolate smoothie is also a kick-ass health drink, whoopee!
So go ahead, put some bananas in the freezer, get your hemp seeds from the store, and treat yourself with some liquid love! Enjoy! xo
Chocolate & Vanilla Hemp Smoothie w/ Mashed Berries
1 cup fresh or thawed berries
3 frozen bananas
4 tbsp hulled hemp seeds
1/2 tsp vanilla powder
2 soft dates, pitted
2 cups almond milk (or other plant-based milk)
1-2 tbsp raw chocolate powder
1. In a small bowl, mash the berries with a fork or spoon. Divide the berry mash to the bottom of two or three glasses.
2. Add bananas, hemp seeds, vanilla, dates, and almond milk to a blender and blend until smooth. Taste, and add more dates if desired. Pour about half of the smoothie on top of the berry mash. Add chocolate powder to the blender and blend until smooth. Top the vanilla layers with the chocolate smoothie. Serve and enjoy!
This post was created in partnership with Go Green. All opinions are always my own, thanks for reading and supporting! :)