This ultra-creamy and protein-packed orange banana smoothie for weight loss is vegan, healthy, and so easy to make. The banana orange smoothie recipe is a delicious healthy treat that tastes like an orange creamsicle, well not really but close enough.
It is super easy to make this orange smoothie for weight loss that is high in plant-based protein. Adding hemp seeds and pea protein powder to smoothies is one of my favorite ways to get protein into my diet.
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Lately, I have been eating mostly vegetarian, so I love bulking up my meals with plant-based protein sources such as hemp and pea protein. In fact, hemp seeds and the pea protein powder by seeking health are constant staples in my kitchen cupboards.
They may seem like expensive luxury items, but good-quality animal protein can be quite expensive. I find hemp seeds to be comparable, easy to use, and an excellent replacement. This banana and orange smoothie for weight loss with plant-based protein is low in saturated fats yet high in protein and omega 3 fats for insulin resistance. Animal protein is high in saturated fats which cause insulin resistance.
Hemp seeds are also a highly sustainable protein source that is good for the climate and environment, unlike commercial meat. Industrial farming of animals is cruel and damaging to the environment. On the other hand, hemp seeds are sustainable, and the plant is excellent at extracting CO2 levels from the air to combat climate change.
So yes, I love adding hemp seeds to my smoothies, including this delicious and nutritious banana orange smoothie that is smooth and creamy from the banana, hemp seeds, pea protein powder, and almond milk. An orange adds the perfect amount of citrus flavor to this orange smoothie recipe.
This orange banana smoothie for weight loss is very similar to my simple smoothie recipe, except I didn’t add any dates as I found this banana orange smoothie recipe to be sweet enough. If you truly want a healthy sweet treat, you can further spice up this orange smoothie recipe with dates, cinnamon, and vanilla. Mmm, that orange smoothie recipe will be soon to come.
I love simple smoothies with only a few ingredients and one fruit with banana as I find the flavor of each fruit to come through. There are so many tasty smoothie recipes that you can make by following this simple smoothie recipe by swapping out the fruit for various kinds of other fruit.
Enjoy this orange smoothie for weight loss that is high in plant-based protein and tastes like an orange creamsicle in a cup!
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Orange Banana Smoothie for Weight Loss – Creamy, Vegan & High Protein
- High speed blender
- 1 banana
- 1 orange peeled
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 2 tbsp pea protein powder
- 4 ice cubes
- ½ cup almond milk
- Peel one orange and place in a high-speed blender with all rest of the ingredients and blend on high for 30 seconds.
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