Recipes, Therese Elgquist

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Chocolate Protein Smoothie in a Nutshell

Did you know that plant-based ingredients contain protein? Yeah, if you fill your bowls, plates and smoothie glasses with different types (and sufficient amounts) of raw plant materials everyday you will get just what your body needs. If you want to learn more, simply click on Therese Elgquist’s mini-series about plant-based protein: Part 1, 2 and 3.

This smoothie, perhaps more reminiscent of a milkshake, is stuffed with plant protein and fits perfectly when a sweets craving kicks in, when you are on the go or when it is a weekend brunch. The inspiration for the smoothie comes from a small jungle cafe in India.

Chocolate protein smoothie
(2 large glasses)

organic green bananas, sliced and frozen
2 tablespoons unsweetened peanut butter
2 tablespoons husked hemp seeds
1/2 dl raw cacao
2 fresh dates, pitted
5 dl unsweetened oat milk
a pinch of sea salt

Topping:
a sprinkle of hemp seeds

Run all ingredients in a high-speed blender until you have a smooth smoothie. Add more liquid if needed and maybe another date for a sweeter taste. Sip and enjoy!

The recipe is a favorite from Therese Elgquist’s latest cookbook The new green protein (only in Swedish currently). Photo by Fanny Hansson.

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