Chocolate Covered Cherries Hemp Protein Smoothie #Choctoberfest

Today marks my last recipe contribution for #Choctoberfest, an amazing virtual event I've been participating in this week, along with over 60 other bloggers. And while our gold sponsor is Imperial Sugar, we had quite a few others as well. One of them being a new to me product that I absolutely love, Just Hemp Foods. Both of these great companies helped me put together a super yummy and nutritious drink that has fast become my favorite breakfast, Chocolate Covered Cherries Hemp Protein Smoothie.

Smoothies are a favorite breakfast food for many people. They're quick, easy, delicious, and if done right, full of nutritious foods to fuel our bodies for the day. Like this smoothie, which contains Just Hemp Foods Hemp Protein Powder and spinach, two powerhouse foods. While all of us know how greens should be a part of a healthy diet, a lot of people don't care for them, including my 18 year old daughter. I've raised five children, and learned early on to pick my battles. And trust me when I say, that trying to force feed your child something they don't like, is not one of those battles. So what's a mother to do? We get a little sneaky, and pair those greens with something they DO enjoy, like chocolate.

Just Hemp Foods, starts with only the highest quality hemp seed for their products. They are selected for color, flavor, and overall quality, and processed in small batches, so their hemp products are guaranteed fresh, wholesome and delicious.

But my favorite ingredient of all in this smoothie, is the Just Hemp Foods Hemp Protein Powder. It gives this smoothie a healthy protein punch, that fills you up, and keeps you running all the way through to lunch and beyond. Not only do you get 16 grams of plant based protein, but you also get 2.7 grams of omega 3 and 6, and 6 grams of fiber per serving, and it's gluten, soy and lactose free! Combine that with the other healthy additions of spinach, cherries, and banana, and you have one flavor packed and nutritious smoothie, that taste like chocolate covered cherries, without being overly sweet.

Chocolate Covered Cherries Hemp Protein Smoothie


2 tablespoons Just Hemp Foods Hemp Protein Powder
1 small frozen banana
1 cup frozen cherries
Large handful of spinach leaves
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 tablespoons powdered sugar or honey
Extra cherries for garnish


Place all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor, and blend on high until smooth and creamy.
Pour into a glass, top with a cherry or two and serve.

Makes 1 serving

*I received complimentary samples of hemp products from Just Hemp Foods, along with Imperial Sugar to use in this recipe, and during #Choctoberfest. I was not paid to write this post, and all opinions are my own.

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  1. I love smoothies, they make a great after workout pick me up.

    1. Yes they do Wendy, and is almost always my post-workout snack.


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