Post by Jo @ Including Cake
This was a delicious protein rich discovery... a spin off from the quinoa milkshakes I've been making for a few weeks now- my new obsession!
Since quinoa helps create the creaminess and boosts the protein, it was the obvious choice for an experiment. I also used banana to further 'creamify' the shake but since the quinoa also plays a part here the end result is not overpowering of banana as sometimes the case in a banana only smoothie.
The perfect post workout boost, or simply a meal on the go.
Recipe: Hemp and quinoa creamy shake
Makes approx. 500ml serving
- ¼ cup cooked tricolour quinoa* (50g)
- 1 frozen banana cut into chunks
- ¼ cup white hemp pro max 72% protein powder
- 1 cup non-dairy milk of choice
- ¼ tsp bourbon vanilla powder
- 1-2 tsp coconut blossom syrup (to taste)
Blend all together very well until think and creamy.
This makes a thick milkshake so you can add extra milk to serve depending on preference.
Chill before serving for best flavour.
*ideally soak overnight and rinse well before cooking to minimise any bitterness.
Note: since this recipe only calls for 50g quinoa, I usually cook up a larger batch and then freeze in portion sizes for quick meals during the week.