Hemp and Quinoa Creamy Shake

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. 

I added some chia seeds on top for a finishing touch. You could also try adding a little maca powder, cinnamon or cocoa powder...or all three!

The perfect post workout boost, or simply a meal on the go.

Recipe: Hemp and quinoa creamy shake

Makes approx. 500ml serving



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.