1 scoop protein powder
1/2 cup frozen sweet cherries
2 TBSP hemp seeds* (optional)
1 tsp. maca powder** (optional)
1 tsp cacao nibs*** (optional)
1 cup almond, coconut, hemp, or cashew milk
Ice, if desired
Mix all ingredients in a high-powered blender.
* Hemp contains all of the amino acids to form complete protein, making it an excellent protein source for vegetarian and vegans. The seeds are a great source of essential fatty acids and can be added to smoothies, salads, or eaten raw.
** Boasting a strong, earthy, slightly butterscotch flavor, maca is rich in mood-boosting B vitamins, amino acids, and brain-boosting fatty acids. The root has long been used in traditional medicine to combat fatigue and to help balance hormones.
*** Cacao is the raw form of chocolate and is one of the world’s richest sources of antioxidants. It is also an excellent source of magnesium.