, pub-0550658842654316, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 Yogurt Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie, with hemp and why I gave up my protein powder - Skinny GF Chef healthy and great tasting gluten free recipes

Yogurt Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie, with hemp and why I gave up my protein powder

Yogurt Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie, with bananas and hemp

I spent most of my life never reading or understanding a label. I think in the past most manufacturers counted on consumers buying their products without understanding what they put in it. If we knew then what we know now? Would we have eaten healthier? We would have so many autoimmune diseases? 

But old habits die hard don't they? Sometimes I still pick up a product, read 90% of the label, blank out when I see the chemical names and still buy it! I admit I loved my old protein powder...unfortunately it has some questionable ingredients like Maltodextrin, Soy Lecithin, Artificial Flavors, Cellulose Gum, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose and possible GMOs. Yikes! 

So I'm happy to tell you I wised up! My new Nutiva Hemp Protein is 100% Hemp, Non GMO, no added ingredients and is cold processed.

Studies indicate that hemp products reduce inflammation and improve circulation, factors of primary importance in the cure and prevention of many diseases. 

Hemp has been shown to assist in chronic digestive issues. Being on a gluten-free diet, you may not get the fiber you need. Hemp, Chia and Psyllium husks can assist in adding fiber to your diet, along with the added protein and other benefits it naturally offers.

Hemp and Chia seeds make all meals more filling and have been shown to reduce cravings for sugar and starches.

Have you tried Hemp protein? Do you read labels? 

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Serves 2

Ingredients: Make sure all of your ingredients are gluten free.

2 small organic bananas, very ripe
1/16 teaspoon NuNaturals NuStevia powder or 2 tablespoons sweetener of choice, like local honey
1 cup cooked squash, I like butternut
3 tablespoons plain yogurt, organic coconut milk or almond milk
1 cup yogurt whey,  organic coconut milk or almond milk
2 tablespoon Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein 
dash cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon organic chia seeds or psyllium husks


In large blender, blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy. Add more liquid if needed for desired consistency.


  1. This looks delicious. My daughter is our big smoothie drinker, but she can't have hemp because it showed up as a cross reactive food for her :-(

    1. Hi Sandi, that's interesting and something we all have to be aware of! What does she like to use for her smoothies?

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    1. Seriously, right? lol...and without all the calories! :)


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