Recently I had the pleasure of reviewing some new Nutiva products. In an effort to get more protein in my diet right before workouts, I've been looking for a protein shake, without all the unnecessary sugary ingredients. Up first came Nutiva's Newly Formulated Chocolate HempShake.
Did you know that " Hemp is a great protein source; an easily digestible, high-quality plant protein with branched-chain amino acids that are vital for good health?" Nutiva HempShakes™ contain 12g of protein per serving for the Vanilla and SuperBerry, and 11g for the Chocolate flavor. I've been a fan of Hemp Seeds for a long time, I love their crunchy texture and their mild nutty flavor. They add even more of a protein boost when you're really trying to amp it up.
For an easy on the go Protein Shake, I simply use one of my recycled sauce jars add the HempShake powder according to the package directions, add almond milk and give it a shake! It really is that easy.
If I'm really looking for a boost in nutrition, protein and something a little more substantial, I make the Chocolate Dream Recipe also printed on the package. 1-2 Tbsp. Nutiva Hempseed,1 oz of water, 3-4 Tbsp. of HempShake, 8 oz of Almond Milk, 1 Tbsp. of Coconut Manna, 1 cup frozen banana slices. Whiz up in the blender you have a yummy thick shake.
As for those of you looking information on the texture, well it is a Protein Superfood Drink Mix so it is not as completely smooth as you would expect from an ice cream shake. Honestly, I like the texture of the shake plain with almond milk and with the extra ingredients. I'm a little different though when it comes to health shakes and I tend to like them. The chocolate flavor was nice, not too overpowering and not sweet. I will definitely continue to use it.
I have to mention the Coconut Manna mentioned in the above Chocolate Dream Recipe, another great Nutiva product. I'm not really sure how to describe this product besides it is like a thick peanut-butter textured scoop of creamy goodness. It's choc full of fiber, 12% fiber and 9% protein and nourishing fats. It is also completely delicious. This will be a regular addition to my green smoothies as well as my Hemp Shake.
A special thank you to the Nutiva company for providing these products for review. They truly fit in our Organic Whole Living way here at the VI homestead. Truth in Review: Nutiva. provided me with these products. I was not paid for the review or require any certain context within my review. All reviews posted by me are truthful in content and not bought. Gabreial Wyatt, Editor Visit our Disclaimer/Disclosure for more info.