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Hazelnut Hemp Mocha Protein Shake

A rich, protein-packed and energizing Hazelnut Hemp Mocha Shake to start your day! Vegan and Gluten-freeCoffee and chocolate…am I right? What is it about that sweet and rich combo that makes everything better? When you combine those flavors with hazelnut, there’s just no going back. I was inspired by my favorite flavor combos to make this secretly-healthy Hazelnut Mocha Shake, which is boosted with some Hemp protein. Manitoba Harvest recently released their line of hemp protein called Hemp Pro 70. The chocolate and vanilla flavors have both been some of my favorites lately and guess what…Manitoba Harvest agreed to collaborate on a giveaway with me for a bag of their chocolate protein! Scroll down for details on how you can enter to win, and get the recipe for this delicious protein shake! Continue reading

A rich, protein-packed and energizing Hazelnut Hemp Mocha Shake to start your day! Vegan and Gluten-freeA rich, protein-packed and energizing Hazelnut Hemp Mocha Shake to start your day! Vegan and Gluten-freeHemp Pro 70 is super clean, allergen-friendly, and really tasty. Not only does it have a great deal of plant protein, it also have the benefits of those healthy omega fatty acids that keep you feeling full, especially after a tough workout. The chocolate flavor is my personal favorite, which is why I’m really excited to get to give a bag away to one lucky winner! I also added some Fit Matrix, which aids in workout recovery and immunity, plus some Dark Hazelnut Spread from Golo Foods for flavor and added protein.

A rich, protein-packed and energizing Hazelnut Hemp Mocha Shake to start your day! Vegan and Gluten-freeThe coffee part of this shake is totally optional, but it does give it that blended espresso and/or frappuccino quality. You could also use decaf coffee or a coffee alternative (such as herbal coffee or something similar) if you’re avoiding caffeine. Personally, I like using cold brew like Chameleon Cold Brew or the coffee concentrate from Trader Joe’s. I find that combining coffee with frozen fruit, protein and healthy fats makes it easier to digest and you don’t feel super jittery afterwards.

And now for the giveaway that you’ve been waiting for…see below and be sure to follow all the instructions. This giveaway is open to residents in the United States and Canada and it will run from Tuesday May 19th until Sunday May 24th at 11:59PM MST.

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A rich, protein-packed and energizing Hazelnut Hemp Mocha Shake to start your day! Vegan and Gluten-free
After you enter the giveaway, don’t forget to try this recipe for yourself! Modify if however you prefer, as many of the ingredients are optional. Don’t have dark hazelnut spread? Just throw in a serving of hazelnuts and some cacao/cocoa powder. The options are really endless, but be sure to leave me a comment if you give this recipe a try!

Hazelnut Hemp Mocha Protein Shake
A rich, protein-packed and energizing coffee smoothie to start your day!
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup coffee concentrate+3/4 cup water (or 1 cup chilled coffee)
  2. 1 frozen banana
  3. 2 Tbs HempPro 70 Chocolate
  4. 1 tsp FitMatrix
  5. 1/4 tsp maca powder
  6. 2 Tbs GoLo Foods Dark Hazelnut Spread
  7. sweetener to taste
  8. handful of ice
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender or food processor and mix until a smooth consistency forms. Mix in additional sweetener or ice if desired.
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Chocolate Cocozia & Espresso Shake

An alternative to that Mocha Coconut Frappuccino you used to love. Plus it's vegan, gluten-free and delicious! @anotherhungryvegan.comExpo was a lot of fun and all, but I was missing smoothies almost the whole time. I ended up with a few bags of samples to take home (luckily I was able to check a separate suitcase), and I wanted to make something special with some of the items. Cocozia also happened to send me some samples of their Chocolate Coconut Water, and although I’ve been featuring some recipes using it on my Instagram, I couldn’t wait to share this particular recipe! This shake tastes like a delicious frappuccino, but it’s even better. Yes, Starbucks might have coconut milk, but I doubt that they have chocolate coconut water on hand!  Continue reading

Review of Cocozia @anotherhungryvegan.comI’ve done a few recipes on this blog using Cocozia Coconut Water in the past. Their coconut water is organic, vegan, gluten-free and now comes in a few flavors. I love how pure it tastes, and it’s a great addition to my smoothies and shakes as an alternative to non-dairy milks. It has a ton of potassium and electrolytes to keep you feeling hydrated all day long. Fun fact: when I was in high school, I started an exercise routine but that didn’t mean I was eating the healthiest of foods. After a long and tough workout, I would drive over to Starbucks to get a Mocha Frappuccino Light (this was before my vegan days) thinking that it was actually a healthy option. Let’s just say…I’m really glad I crave these much healthier protein shakes instead!

An alternative to that Mocha Coconut Frappuccino you used to love. Plus it's vegan, gluten-free and delicious! @anotherhungryvegan.comAn alternative to that Mocha Coconut Frappuccino you used to love. Plus it's vegan, gluten-free and delicious! @anotherhungryvegan.comThis shake is a fantastic post-workout morning or afternoon treat because it’s dairy-free and made with a lot less sugar or fat than most frappuccinos. Keep reading on for the recipe, and if you want to purchase some Cocozia for yourself you can do that right here. I also used some samples from my Expo West bag including one of these Hemp Pro 70 sample packs from Manitoba Harvest. I’ve also been obsessed with these Italian Espresso Coconut Chips from Made in Nature. They have a smoked, espresso tastes and add a nice crunch to any recipe!

An alternative to that Mocha Coconut Frappuccino you used to love. Plus it's vegan, gluten-free and delicious! @anotherhungryvegan.comIf this protein shake doesn’t have a good combo of ingredients, then I don”t know what does! You won’t find anything artificial in here, which is just the way I like my smoothies. Let me know what kinds of recipes you would use Cocozia’s chocolate or original coconut water for. Would you go for a smoothie or some decadent banana ice cream? I can say I’ve tried both of those and I highly recommend Cocozia if it’s new to you!

Chocolate Cocozia & Espresso Shake
Serves 1
An alternative to that Mocha Coconut Frappuccino you used to love. Packed with electrolytes, potassium and some protein too!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup chocolate CocoZia
  2. 1 pack Manitoba Harvest Chocolate Hemp Protein
  3. 1 Tbs Shredded coconut
  4. 1/2 tsp espresso powder
  5. 1/4 tsp maca powder
  6. 1 frozen banana
  7. ice
  8. Italian Espresso Coconut Chips, or other toasted coconut chips
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender except the coconut chips, and mix until well-combined. Once you get a smooth consistency (add ice or sweetener if needed), pour into a glass and top with the coconut chips. Sip through a straw or eat with a spoon and enjoy!
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Zola Juice & A Mocha Acai Shake

Zola Juice & A Mocha Acai Shake Recipe @anotherhungryvegan.comIf you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know by now that I am a smoothie-lover at heart. So, you can imagine my excitement when Zola sent me a case of their different-flavored acai juices to try in some recipes and give a little review! Zola also makes coconut waters, if acai isn’t your kind of thing. However, I’ve included a phenomenal recipe in this post that you can try for yourself, in case you aren’t totally sure about what to do with acai juice just yet. While you’re at it, check out Zola’s Juice Shop Recipe Contest where you can enter to win a Vitamix Blender, $200 off your groceries and a 1-year supply of Zola. Visit their page for details, and stay tuned for some future acai recipes on here and my Instagram Continue reading

A fantastic Mocha Acai protein shake made with organic ingredients that get your day started off with a boost of energy! @anotherhungryvegan.com
If you’ve ever tried acai and mocha before, you’d know it’s a terrific combo. This is a protein-packed shake that uses the Vanilla Blast Organic Brown Rice Powder made by Growing Naturals. What I love about this powder is that it’s made with sprouted, organic ingredients, is allergen-friendly and boosts a whopping 24g of protein in just one scoop! The vanilla flavor helps add sweetness to smoothies and shakes, and the powder has such a smooth consistency that I find myself adding even half a scoop to a lot of my blended drinks.

A fantastic Mocha Acai protein shake made with organic ingredients that get your day started off with a boost of energy! @anotherhungryvegan.comThis smoothie also includes Mocha coffee concentrate from Chameleon Cold Brew. As usual, this coffee is completely organic and fair-trade along with being super delicious even on its own! In fact, this entire smoothie is organic as long as you use bananas that are. Some of the other ingredients that I used are Maca Powder, stevia, and of course Acai Juice from Zola. I know coffee and acai berry doesn’t sound like the greatest pairing but trust me, it really works in this smoothie!

A fantastic Mocha Acai protein shake made with organic ingredients that get your day started off with a boost of energy! @anotherhungryvegan.comThe acai juice and protein powder add a sweetness that helps balance out the more robust, rich flavors of the maca powder and the coffee. Just a fair warning though, this is definitely a morning/breakfast shake. Unless you don’t get jittery or feel a strong buzz from caffeine, I would advise you not to make this smoothie close to bedtime. The acai, cold brew and maca all act as great energizers, but if you find that you are very sensitive then maybe go easy on those. You can use a decaffeinated coffee and leave out or use less of the maca powder. Feel free to experiment until you get your perfect smoothie in terms of flavor and consistency!

Mocha Acai Protein Shake
Serves 1
A fantastic morning protein shake made with organic ingredients that get your day started off with a boost of energy!
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup Chameleon Cold Brew Mocha coffee concentrate (or cooled, brewed coffee)
  2. 1/2 cup Zola Acai Juice
  3. 1/2 tsp maca powder (such as Navitas Naturals)
  4. 1/2 frozen banana
  5. Sweetener to taste (stevia, dates, etc)
  6. 1 scoop Growing Naturals Vanilla Blast Protein
  7. Handful of ice
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and mix until you get a smooth consistency. Add extra ice, sweetener, or another half of a banana if desired.
Notes
  1. If you are sensitive to caffeine, perhaps try this recipe with decaf coffee and less (or no) maca powder.
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Mocha Cherry Maca Protein Shake

Mocha Cherry Maca Protein Shake Recipe @anotherhungryvegan.com
I’ve been just a little obsessed with protein shakes lately. Ok, I’m pretty much always obsessed with them. If you haven’t gathered it already, I love coming up with creative smoothies recipes with flavor combos as unique as possible. However, I also like to use healthy ingredients I have on hand while putting a fun spin on the recipes. This high-in-protein shake happens to feature Mushroom Matrix, as another part of my recipe series this week that includes their Fit Matrix. Check out my original review of their product if you’re curious about the benefits of mushroom powders. Otherwise, keep reading on for this fun and fabulous recipe! Continue reading

Mocha Cherry Maca Protein Shake Recipe @anotherhungryvegan.com
In addition to Fit Matrix, I also added some other superfoods into this smoothie. There’s a company local to Colorado called KOLAT and they make Superfood Fusions in the form of nut butters that come in 4 different flavors. For this recipe, I used their Cherry Vanilla Almond to add protein, healthy fat and a whole list of other nutrients. Just to name a few, KOLAT’s superfood fusions contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, Biotin, Folic Acid, Pantothenic Acid, C, D2, E, K. I doubt that your standard jar of almond butter has any of those in it!

Mocha Cherry Maca Protein Shake Recipe @anotherhungryvegan.comThe Mocha Chameleon Cold Brew adds a pleasant coffee flavor with just a hint of cocoa to this treat. I don’t drink coffee every single day, but when I do I gravitate towards organic and fair trade varieties. These are not only healthier options, but they are also much more ethically sound and sustainable. I also used Sprout Living’s Chocolate Maca powder in this recipe, which is a favorite of mine for sure. I love the fact that it has such a malted chocolate taste that makes any smoothie taste like a milk chocolate milkshake. Plus, I can’t complain about the added protein either. As someone who does a lot of smoothies, it’s so nice to have an easy way to get in extra protein, fats and other nutrients that I don’t get out of my all-fruit smoothies.

Mocha Cherry Maca Protein Shake Recipe @anotherhungryvegan.com
Go ahead, make this shake. I know you want to! Even if you don’t have the same ingredients like the superfood nut butters or mocha cold brew coffee, there are simple substitutions that you can make. However, if you’re looking to try some new ingredients to supercharge your smoothies, the ones that I mentioned in this post are some of my favorites! I think sometimes it’s worth it to make a splurge on food purchases. Especially if they taste great, add extra nutrients into your diet (Vitamin B12 being the big one), and give you more energy!

Mocha Cherry Maca Protein Shake
Serves 1
A Black Forest Cake-inspired treat with added energizers like cold brew coffee, cacao, maca, and mushroom powder.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup Mocha Chameleon Cold Brew
  2. 1/2 cup vanilla non-dairy milk
  3. 2 scoops Epic Protein: Chocolate Maca
  4. 1-2 tsp Mushroom Matrix FIT
  5. 1 heaping Tbs Kolat Cherry Vanilla Almond, or other almond butter
  6. 1 frozen banana
  7. 1/2 cup frozen cherries
  8. 1-2 dates, or sweetener to taste
  9. ice
Instructions
  1. Place non-dairy milk, dates and nut butter into a blender and mix until smooth. Add in the other ingredients until completely mixed, and taste for sweetness. Add extra ice or sweetener if needed. Pour into one or two glasses to share, top with cherries and cacao nibs and enjoy!
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Tahini Espresso Protein Shake

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As promised, here is the first of a few recipes I will be featuring using Mushroom Matrix’s Fit. This protein shake happens to include a few of my favorite brands and flavors all together in one delicious (and totally healthy) post-workout shake. Who would’ve thought that things like tahini, coffee, pears, bananas and mushroom powder would go together? I wouldn’t have at first but trust me, this was one extremely happy accident that I discovered. I even boosted it with some Growing Naturals Vanilla Blast rice protein, so this entire smoothie has almost 30g of plant-based protein. The added Mushroom Matrix makes it complete with an added boost of immunity, while helping fight fatigue and increase your fitness performance. You don’t even have to drink this shake after a workout, but I can promise that it’s a super satisfying treat to have after your morning gym session or run outside. Let’s face it, we all want to get in more exercise now that the New Year is upon us. This decadent shake makes it all worth it! Continue reading

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First off, I am a big fan of throwing some organic and fair trade coffee into a smoothie every now and then. Chameleon Cold Brew happens to be one of my favorites of all time, whether it’s poured over ice or enjoyed in a frozen coffee shake. I do recommend that if you make this recipe, that you have it in the morning because it does contain some caffeine. Though, I find that because this smoothie also has some fruit, healthy fats, and added protein, it doesn’t give you a crazy buzz or jittery feeling that coffee can give some people on an empty stomach.

IMG_9400For the full recipe, just keep scrolling. However, if you want to learn more about Mushroom Matrix’s products like the one featured in this recipe check out my review first. You can modify the ingredients in this smoothie if you don’t have all of them on hand, but I truly recommend the protein and mushroom powders to aid your fitness goals and overall wellness. Sometimes, it’s worth it to splurge a little on products that will make you feel your best. Plus, they make quite a spectacular smoothie when combined!

Tahini Espresso Protein Shake
Serves 1
A protein-rich shake with superfoods galore to help with immunity, fighting fatigue and increasing performance in fitness and overall health.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup Chameleon Cold Brew black coffee concentrate
  2. 1/2 cup water
  3. 1 heaping Tbs tahini
  4. 1 pear, sliced
  5. 1/2 frozen banana
  6. 1/2 tsp maca
  7. 2 dates, or alternative sweetener
  8. 1 tsp Mushroom Matrix Fit
  9. 1 scoop vanilla plant-based protein (optional)
  10. ice
Instructions
  1. Place the coffee, water, dates and tahini into a blender and mix until smooth. Slowly add the pear, maca, frozen banana, and Mushroom Matrix. Lastly add the protein powder (if desired) and ice, and after blending test for sweetness. Add an extra date or half a banana if you like it a little more sweet. Serve it poured into a large glass or bottle topped with ground coffee or espresso powder.
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Salted Caramel Mocha Protein Shake

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I recently won a giveaway prize from Eat. Drink. Shrink that was a specialty product made by Coracao Confections. If you’re not familiar with them, they make some of the most decadent-sounding and looking treats made with raw and natural ingredients. I couldn’t wait to experiment with their Salted Almond Caramel Spread, especially in an ultra-rich holiday shake. If you’re curious about the ingredients in this spread, they are Organic Raw Cashew Butter, Organic Raw Almonds, Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Raw Agave, Organic Yacon Syrup, Organic Raw Cacao Butter & Himalayan Crystal Salt. If you’re interested in trying some for yourself (trust me, it’s worth it), order from their online store. Continue reading

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This protein shake also features Chameleon Cold Brew, one of my favorite fair trade and organic cold brew coffee concentrates. I love putting some of this into a smoothie because it doesn’t take much, and you can get a nice coffee-flavor and caffeine boost. Coffee smoothies and shakes are one of my favorite ways to enjoy coffee because I don’t get as jittery and it’s a nice way to combine breakfast with your morning cup.

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Are you ready for a break from all the Pumpkin Spice treats of the season? Why not try a Salted Caramel Mocha shake? This is different than your standard milkshake or frozen coffee drink though. You won’t find any dairy or any weird chemical-ingredients in here, and thanks to Sprout Living’s Chocolate Maca powder, you get a protein boost too! Put down the frappuccino and make one of these for a rich, post-workout treat (Or for breakfast, no judging here)!

Salted Caramel Mocha Protein Shake
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup vanilla non-dairy milk (I used coconut)
  2. 2 scoops Sprout Living Chocolate Maca protein powder
  3. 2 medjool dates, pitted and soaked beforehand
  4. 1 frozen banana
  5. 1 heaping TBS Coracao Confections Salted Caramel Almond Spread (or other nut butter)
  6. pinch of salt
  7. handful of ice
  8. Vegan caramel sauce and sea salt (such as Sweet Ritual's) for optional garnish
Instructions
  1. Blend all the ingredients until well combined. Add extra sweetener if needed. Top with vegan caramel sauce and sea salt.
Notes
  1. If you are using an alternative chocolate plant-based protein powder, just add once scoop if that is the serving size along with 1/2-1 tsp maca powder.
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ByTmee Cold Brew Coffee

IMG_3058ByTmee is a local CO company that makes different flavors of cold brew coffee, all vegan. I preordered these and got them at Neat Market, a monthly pop-up shop filled with vegan vendors from Colorado. If you live anywhere near Denver, I highly recommend checking this out. Anyway I chose one of each flavor to review and here are my thoughts on them! Continue reading

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The first flavor I went for was the Penny Black-cold brew coffee flavored with vanilla and almond milk. I really liked this one and found it to be plenty flavorful, but not too sweet. The coffee itself is really smooth and not bitter at all like some other coffee brands can be. I also tried it another time blended along with some ice, a tiny bit of almond milk, and some vanilla powder. This was a nice morning treat!

IMG_4819The Ready Jack is definitely one that’s worth trying when it’s available! What I love about this is that it happens to be fair trade, which is one component that I definitely look for in coffee nowadays. You can really tell this is high-quality just from the taste, and I love to enjoy it with a little almond milk and stevia (or other sweetener). However for the serious coffee people out there, you could probably just enjoy it straight out of the bottle or poured over ice.

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Another cold brew and creamer, mid-swirl. I’m not sure what about it I love so much, but this Pumpkin Indulgence has to be my new all-time favorite flavor. A rich pumpkin flavor that is way better than any pumpkin spice latte I’ve ever had. If only it weren’t seasonal!

IMG_3292The Spring Rider-cold brew with lavender and almond milk. The lavender flavor wasn’t overpowering, which I was really happy about. I don’t generally associate this flavor with coffee, but I was definitely pleased with it. I gave the rest of the bottle to my mom and she enjoyed it as well. You can even drink these out of the bottle, but I like them over some ice.

IMG_3600Monarch Gully-cold brew with rich spicy cocoa and cool coconut. This actually had a richness that I didn’t get from the first two flavors. I definitely got a kick from the spice, but it was more of an aftertaste so it didn’t take away from the overall flavor. Be sure to shake the bottles!

IMG_3693The Peppermint Pot de Creme was the last flavor I tried. Now, this is a seasonal flavor-a refreshing blend of winter flavors, sweet peppermint, and smooth chocolate. I really love almost anything chocolate and peppermint related so this was a winner for sure! I’m hoping ByTmee keeps this flavor going because it was one of my favorites. If you’re interested about ordering some of these, or about this company in general check out ByTmee’s website.