Choc-mint super imunity shake

I’m still in the depths of my ‘recovery week’ but have a whole lot to write about. However, the lovely Charlotte, prompted a recipe with this comment.

Like Charlotte, I’ve been using Hemp Protien as a non-workout protein powder.Hemp has a good balance of omega-3’s to omega-6’s, is high in insoluable fibre and has an almost complete amino profile. Another reason you might want to look at hemp is if you’re trying to reduce the amount of bloating caused by dairy based protein powders.

I’m not much of a shake person, much prefering whole foods as I find shakes don’t really fill me up. This is an exception. Must be all that fibre in the hemp! In addition to the hemp protein I’ve used rice protein. Again, this is a easily digestable plant protein and a great choice for those with problems digesting dairy.

To round out the list of super ingredients I’ve used Vital Greens. I swear this stuff has kept things ‘moving’ ever since I started on it; and peppermint and licorice root tea. Peppermint and licorice are both great for digestion. Licorice root is also fantastic for colds and respitory problems and is a natural sweetner. It’s actually used by Ladybird to sweeten the rice protein I used.

Ingredients.

  • 1/2 scoop hemp protein
  • 1/2 scoop chocolate flavour rice protein
  • 1/2 scoop vital greens
  • 1-2 cups of strong peppermint and licorice tea cooled to room temperature.

Shake, shake shake.

A note on the tea: I originally tasted peppermint and licorice tea when I was having my hair done at an Aveda salon. You can buy the Aveda tea online. However, I make my own. I buy organic loose leaf peppermint tea and mix it with licorice root tea I buy from Perfect Cup in the Central Markets. The ratio is about 2 parts peppermint to 1 part licorice.

A note on the hemp powder: I bought mine from here. The cost was reasonable and shipping very quick, however it was a bit gritty. Maybe next time I’ll get mine here.

As an aside I’ve now got comments open. Oops.

About Michelle

Michelle is passionate about showing people how easy it is to prepare food that is healthy and packed full of flavour. She has just completed her first recipe book, Healthy Helpings: fast food for fit physiques. She began sharing her love of food in 2007, when she produced two series of the online cooking show ‘Healthy Helpings TV’, making fast food healthy and healthy food fast. In 2008 she competed in bodybuilding as a novice figure shaping competitor and she remains passionate about physique sports. She was a 2009 Australian Masterchef semi-finalist, and contributes articles to Oxygen Magazine Australia. Michelle lives with her husband on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, where she loves to search out new ingredients and food ideas from local farmers markets, health food shops and ethnic grocers, and take her two dogs on long rambles through the vineyards. Find out more about Michelle's book