This smoothie is similar to a decadent frosty frappé, but full of protein.
1/2 cup hemp milk
1/2 cup ice
2 Tbs. protein powder
2 Medjool dates
1 Tbs. instant coffee
Combine all ingredients in a high-power blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Drink immediately.
Per serving: 225 cal; 13 g pro; 1.5 g fat (0 g sat fat); 43 g carb; 191 g sod; 3.5 gm fiber; 34 g sugars
The instant coffee used in this recipe is just as effective as regular drip coffee in decreasing the risk for type 2 diabetes. Hemp milk provides a creamy texture and is rich in healthful EFAs (essential fatty acids) that help to hydrate and reduce inflammation.
Daniella Chace, MSc, CN, is a Seattle-based nutritionist and the author of 20 books, including 365 Skinny Smoothies.