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Energy Infusion: Canna Protein Shakes

Energy Infusion: Canna Protein Shakes  

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Protein shakes have long lost their stigma of being for beefy body builders. Today, they’re something we can all turn to as a healthy breakfast, mid-day snack or even quick lunch to help power up our day for the most energy we can muster.

When looking for the perfect combination of ingredients for ultimate energy, you want the full spectrum of healthy fats, fibre and protein. Why? Fibre will help slow down the body’s glucose release, giving you longer-lasting energy than refined carbs. Flax, hemp and chia seeds are a great way to add fibre and nutrients. And don’t count out berries! They’re antioxidant superstars, but they also happen to be packed with fibre. Similar to fibre, protein slows down how quickly the body breaks down carbs and can also help repair muscle damage from workouts. This is where your standard protein powder comes in, as well as other high-protein ingredients like Greek yogurt and soft tofu.  Meanwhile, fats from healthy sources—such as nuts and seeds—are known for providing long distance energy that can last hours. Add a little peanut butter goodness to your protein shakes for a rich texture and an energy boost.

These recipes are made using our standard canna almond milk recipe, which you can easily do yourself using Emblem’s Maker’s Mix.

 

Canna Cocoa Peanut Butter Protein Shake

We’ve used a classic flavour combination in this recipe, thanks to chocolate protein powder and peanut butter. However, consider this a skeleton that you can use to add your own preferred muscle. Any flavour of protein powder works, as well as switching up the peanut butter for the more mild-tasting almond butter.

Ingredients

  • 1 serving of chocolate protein powder
  • ½ to 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon oats
  • ½ banana
  • ¼ cup baby spinach
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder (optional)
  • Ice (optional)
  • 1 cup canna almond milk

Directions

  • Combine all of the ingredients into your blender.
  • Blend until the shake is smooth and thick, adding a little more milk if necessary. If you like your protein shake super cold, add a cube or two of ice to your high-powered blender.

 

Triple Berry Blast Infused Protein Shake

Fresh or frozen, either way this shake is a great way to get your berry fix. Some stores even sell berry blends in the freezer section, so all you have to do is pour into your blender. Using fresh berries will give your protein shake a thinner, lighter consistency and frozen berries create a thicker, more shake-like version. You can add ice if using fresh berries, and if you prefer just one or two types of berry—go for it!

Ingredients

  • 1 serving of berry or vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup blend of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed, hemp seed or chia seed.
  • 1 cup canna almond milk
  • ½ cup cold water (if using frozen berries)

Directions

  • Combine all of the ingredients into your blender, including only ¼ cup of water if using.
  • Blend until the shake is smooth and thick, adding a little water or canna milk if necessary.

For even more energizing recipes that are great on the go, try our Canna Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars and the Canna Toasted Coconut Energy Bars.

 


DISCLAIMER

Dosing remains highly individualized and varies according to your symptoms and strength of the cannabis strain being used. As a general rule, try and maintain easily understood ratios between amounts of cannabis and butter or oil being infused. If your infused oil or butter is particularly strong, consider using only half infused and half non-infused, or whatever ratio works best for your specific needs. It’s incredibly important to keep your edibles out of reach of children or anyone else in your household who should not be using them. Make sure your edibles are properly marked and stashed safely away.

It is important to remember to always “start low and go slow.” 

Determining your optimal dose requires careful consideration and guidance from a healthcare professional. It is best to consult with your healthcare provider in order to determine your individual dose.


 

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