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This shake is packed full of awesome enzymes. Papaya contains papain, an enzyme that helps digest protein and is also used to treat sports injuries and allergies. Plus, high-fiber mango keeps you fuller for longer and provides an excellent source of carbohydrates for both pre- and postworkout fuel. Lime is high in citric acid, which aids in fat burning. A vegan source of high-quality protein, healthy omega-3 fats and fiber, hemp seeds are a natural appetite suppressant.
Tropical Paradise Protein Shake
Makes: 1 serving
1 cup mango-peach-orange juice
½ fresh mango, cubed, or ¾ cup frozen chunks
½ fresh papaya, cubed, or 1 cup frozen chunks (if using fresh, reserve some of the seeds)
4 tablespoons lime juice (about 2 limes)
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
1 Tablespoon hemp seeds
Place juice, mango, papaya and lime juice in blender and blend until smooth. Add the protein powder and hemp seeds and blend until smooth. Add ice and blend until desired consistency. Top with some papaya seeds.
Nutrition facts (per serving): 408 calories, 5 g total fats, 21 g protein, 75 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber