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A DIY Protein Booster Shake!


No need to buy a protein shake or grab one on your route to the gym. You can make your own protein shake right from the confines of your home. Key ingredients – Hemp seeds, collagen powder and spinach. This is a simple, no time waster, shake that can be had before or after a workout or for those days when you just need that extra boost – protein-wise.   Try it nuh!


  • 1 cup almond milk.
  • 1 handful of spinach.
  • 1 tbsp collagen powder
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds (hulled).
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder.
  • 1 ripe banana.
  • 1 tsp sugar or 2-3 dates to taste – without the pits (I prefer dates).
  • ½ cup water (optional).


  • Add all the ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

For my dates, I usually have a small container with dates in water in my refrigerator for use in my smoothies. I love adding dates, as it just adds a little bit of sweetness, which is just fine with me.  Soaked dates, stored in the refrigerator can last for up to a week or more.

Ingredient Spotlight!

~ Hemp seeds~

Hemp seed is a part of the hemp plant.  While it is called a seed, it is technically a nut that can be eaten raw like other nuts.

These seeds are packed with nutrients, particularly healthy fats and protein.  As such, it is touted as an excellent source of plant-based protein.  In fact, it is purported that about 2-3 tablespoons can provide about 11 grams of protein. 

Other nutrients of this little seed include omega 3 and monounsaturated fats, calcium, magnesium, thiamin (B1), iron, zinc, phosphorus, potassium and fibre.

To good health!

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