This smoothie is a treat on a hot day. I made mine with a vanilla Vega protein powder because my lunch was so minimal in regards to protein. I have not been using any protein powder for the past 9 months but I decided to play with it a little bit to see how I felt. While there is nothing wrong with this brand, it overpowered the taste of the smoothie. I ended up ordering some hempseed protein instead and the recipe is going to reflect that.
I also want to point out that I don't make a habit of combining tea or coffee with my smoothies unless I consider them a treat. They have been known to interfere with plant iron absorption.
1 cup coconut water
1 frozen banana
1 pitted date
1 scoop hemp protein
1 tbsp raw cacao nibs
1/4 raw unsweetened coconut
Mix all ingredients in a high power blender. Enjoy!