Lately it seems all of my friends are moving to Colorado.
For reasons that are not hemp-related.
I want to move to Colorado too – not for the recent legalization, but for the healthy vibe people have and the amazing skiing. In the meantime, I’ll gladly enjoy my hemp down here in Georgia thanks to Onnit.
Onnit sent over an awesome package of their hemp-based products for me to try out via a FitFluential campaign. (FYI: hemp will not get you high and it won’t cause you to fail a drug test). I received Onnit’s Hemp FORCE in Cocoa-Maca and Vanilla-Acai, the Walnut Almond Cashew & Macadamia Cacao Cherry Nut Butters, and a canister of Earth Grown Nutrients.
I’d been lucky enough to meet a couple of the Onnit team members and try them out at the Blend Retreat last year. Their Walnut Almond Cashew Nut Butter left a lasting impression (I may have absconded with a jar).
My favorite was the Coca Maca.
I live for chocolate. I mean… it’s all about the health benefits! Cocoa in antioxidants and helps regulate blood sugar levels. It’s even thought to relax sore muscles. Many of you know about maca already; it helps boost the endocrine system and libido.
I’ve been using a scoop mixed with almond milk and a little cinnamon in healthy desserts. I mix it together in a teeny bowl and microwave it for 10-12 seconds to make a hot, fudg-y topping.
This one was particularly good – sweet potato cubes, a diced Arctic Zero ice cream bar, and the aforementioned hot fudge. Strange? Yes. Good? Most definitely.
The Vanilla-Acai protein powder surprised me. I’m normally not a big fan of fruity-protein powders but this one had a fantastic taste – not fake or processed.
I couldn’t resist making a #strangebutgood combo with it (recipe at the bottom). It has tofu in it. Don’t freak out. If you’ve ever tried my Carrot Cake Batter Shake, you know that tofu makes for an amazingly thick ‘n creamy smoothie. Besides texture, I added it here for the extra protein. The only downside to this protein powder is that a serving is only 15g of protein.
Vanilla Acai Protein Smoothie (Bowl)
- 1 serving (3 scoops) Onnit Vanilla Acai Hemp Protein Powder
- 3 oz tofu
- 1 C spinach
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 in piece fresh ginger
- Ice and water, to taste
Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender (I use a Vitamx) and blend until smooth.
Transfer to a cup or bowl, top as desired, and enjoy!
How have you enjoyed making co-workers, friends, or family stare with strange but good creations this week? The link up rules can be found here or by clicking on “Strange But Good” in the menu bar above. In short, I want to see what concoctions have earned you weird looks from co-workers, family and friends! Post your Strange But Good creations, grab the logo below for your blog, and link up here.
Don’t take my word for it – try it for yourself here using coupon code FitFood10 for 10% off any Onnit product!
Do you like hemp? (The protein. Don’t incriminate yourself. )
What’s the strangest thing you’ve eaten this week?