I grew up drinking lots of milk and have had many a delicious hot chocolate on cold frosty days.
When I’ve been ‘on a diet’ I’ve often craved some chocolate but found those low-calorie chocolate drinks never satisfied. I had heard that chocolate smoothies were a great way to satisfy a chocolate craving. And I must confess I was very surprised to find a chocolate smoothie worked – and it is so much more healthy than hitting on that chocolate bar, lol!
I’m also a recent convert to hulled hemp seeds, or hemp hearts as they are sometimes called. They are packed full of nutrients as you’ll see in the quote below. I love them on top of a bowl of homemade bircher muesli.
Angela Liddon at OhSheGlows writes that her family are …
… big fans of adding hulled hemp seeds into our smoothies for a natural protein, fibre, and omega-3 boost. One 3-tablespoon serving has an impressive 2.5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids, 10 grams of protein, and 3 grams of fibre. It also has oodles of manganese, magnesium, iron, zinc, B6 and more. You can find the huge bags of hulled hemp seed at Costco for a good price … Luckily, hemp pairs with chocolate effortlessly so it’s a no-brainer.
In his article linked below, Dr Axe gives 7 benefits of hemp seeds and says …
If you’re looking to improve digestion, balance hormones and improve metabolism, then hemp seeds may just be the superfood you’re looking for.
This smoothie is delicious and very chocolaty. I enjoy adding a little coffee to chocolate things as it really enhances the chocolate flavor, so give that a try if the idea is new to you.
Drink this as a meal-replacement, especially if made with dairy milk, yogurt or kefir for extra protein, or as a snack. As two meals, each has about 250 calories and as three snacks each has about 165 calories.
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