Hemp Protein Powder Recipes that Travel Well

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For health-conscious families looking to maintain a travel lifestyle without damaging their diet, eating while on the road can be a challenge. Hemp protein is changing the game! From delicious smoothies and chocolatey brownies to creamy cereals and energy-packed protein bites, these delicious and travel-friendly hemp protein powder recipes will have the whole family begging for more.

This post is sponsored by The Good & True.

When you’re a health-conscious family with dietary restrictions, finding food while on the road can be challenging. With fast-food restaurants at every corner, it sometimes feels impossible to find options that are healthy and have as little impact on our environment as possible.

My 8-year-old son has multiple food allergies including allergies to egg, peanuts, sesame and seafood. Needless to say, we are more than aware of the challenges of eating out while traveling. Unless we can prepare meals in our hotel room or vacation rental, our options of finding meals that are both safe and healthy for him to eat are limited.

Over the years, we’ve slowly started to adopt more plant-based meals in our diet. Not only are they environmentally conscious, but they also help us maintain our health without sacrificing the vitamins and minerals we need to fight illnesses as we travel.

For vegan families or those looking to explore a plant-based lifestyle, The Good & True organic U.S. grown hemp protein powders and superfoods are an excellent source of nutrition that packs and travels well.

What is Hemp Protein and Why Is It Beneficial?

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Hemp protein powder is an excellent addition to a daily diet. Photo credit: The Good & True

Hemp is a plant protein that packs a number of health benefits. It’s an excellent source of protein, minerals and healthy fats that can be eaten in two ways: with the shells removed (also known as hemp hearts) or ground-up into a powder. It’s also low in carbohydrates, making it a healthy, lean way to boost your protein.

Hemp powder is a complete source of protein, and The Good & True powders pack 71.8 grams of protein per 100 gram serving (more than most hemp protein powders).

Unlike whey protein, it’s a vegan protein powder, perfect for use in vegan recipes. It is more than 70% plant protein, contains all nine essential amino acids and is high in edestin, making it a highly digestible protein.

Also, it is high in arginine (a conditionally essential amino acid for infants and seniors), contains less than 6% fat, and is a rich source of iron, magnesium and zinc.

Is Hemp Protein Powder Safe for Kids?

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Hemp protein powder is an excellent supplement to our everyday diet. But is it appropriate for kids? Photo credit: The Good & True

If your child is anything like my son, they’re going to want to try some of whatever they see me making or eating. But is hemp protein powder actually safe for kids to consume?

Generally speaking, hemp protein is safe for kids of all ages. It is hypoallergenic, easy to digest and packed with all of the protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals they need for a healthy and balanced diet.

Many kids already receive enough protein for their age and size throughout the course of the day. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you first consult with your child’s pediatrician to ensure that they don’t consume more than the recommended amount.

Hemp Protein Powder Recipes for the Road

Woman holding a cup with a hemp protein powder smoothie.
A hemp protein powder smoothie is a great “to go” snack for a long road trip. Photo credit: The Good & True

Traveling doesn’t mean having to give up your healthy eating. Thankfully, hemp protein powders travel well, making it an easy option to keep up your healthy and environmentally conscious lifestyle while on the road.

Here’s what SheBuysTravel Breeze Leonard had to say about using The Good & True hemp protein powders while she was on the go:

“I tried the Hemp Protein Sampler which comes with all three flavors. I used all of my packs in smoothies that I took on-the-go and I loved that there was no bitter aftertaste. The individual packets make it perfect for me to bring them along when I go to the gym or the office. The more I learned about The Good & True, the happier I was to support the company. Purchasing U.S organic grown hemp and supporting regenerative farming is an important part of us taking care of both our health and the planet.”

Here are seven healthy and delicious The Good & True hemp protein powder recipes that can be made at home and packed for a road trip, or made from the comfort of your hotel room or kitchenette while on vacation:

Berry Hemp Protein Smoothie

A hemp protein powder smoothie on a table.
A delicious berry hemp protein powder smoothie is a great way to start the day! Photo credit: The Good & True

Hemp protein powders are an excellent way to turn your regular smoothie into a protein-packed superfood! With a total prep time of just 5 minutes, this delicious hemp protein smoothie recipe packs a powerful dose of lean protein, antioxidants and essential fats. And The Good & True packets make it easy to create these yummy and healthy treats in a vacation rental!


Instructions: Place all of the ingredients into a blender. Blend together until creamy. Finally, sprinkle some hulled hemp seeds on top (optional) and serve immediately.

Here’s what Chandler Wagner had to say about using The Good & True hemp protein powder as a supplement to her smoothies:

“I tried all three flavors of The Good & True Protein Powder. I tried the berry and chocolate flavors in a smoothie with bananas, strawberries and blueberries and it was delicious! After throwing it into my hydroflask, I drank it throughout the morning! I also tried the green power flavor in a glass of water and ice and it was very refreshing. It gave me a boost of physical and mental clarity, and I was able to start the day feeling my best! I am able to throw the packs in my backpack and have it ready to mix at any point in my day, which I absolutely love.“ 

Chocolate Love Potion Hemp Protein Smoothie

Woman preparing a hemp powder protein recipe.
A smoothie is a delicious hemp protein powder recipe that travels well! Photo credit: The Good & True

This creamy superfood is an energizing way to start the day. Pour it in a travel-friendly mug for your next road trip, or whip up some in your hotel kitchenette and store the leftovers for later!


Instructions: Place all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth. For an extra chocolate touch, sprinkle with a little cacao powder before serving!

No-Bake Raw Hemp Protein Powder Brownies

Two packets of chocolate hemp protein powder.
Chocolate hemp protein powder makes the most delicious brownies! Photo credit: The Good & True

No blender or food processor is necessary for this delicious, sweet snack. All you need is your hands and a total time of just 15 minutes to make! These succulent brownies are delicious, low carb, gluten-free and paleo.


  • 1 packet of The Good & True Chocolate Love Potion hemp protein powder
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao
  • 4 packets Stevia or other organic sweetener
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoons coconut sugar

Instructions: Combine the hemp protein powder, raw cacao and Stevia in a bowl. Add the chia seeds and apple sauce. Stir well. Next, add in the melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, salt and coconut sugar. Stir well until combined and the mixture is “wet.” Roll into tablespoon-sized bites using the palm of your hand. Last but not least, put them in the fridge to keep cold.

Hemp Grain-Free Cereal

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Mix up your favorite fruits with hemp protein powder for a creamy smoothie or breakfast cereal. Photo credit: The Good & True

This easy hemp protein recipe is simple to make, requires very little prep time, and is a great way to start your day. Not only will it keep you full, but it’ll give you the energy you need for that long road trip or for exploring your next destination.


  • 1 packet of of The Good & True hemp protein powder
  • Coconut flour
  • Stevia (or other sweetener of your choosing)
  • Dairy-free milk (such as almond milk or coconut milk)
  • Spices of your choosing (i.e. cinnamon, ginger, cardamom)
  • Chia seeds (optional)
  • Flax seeds (optional)

Instructions: Stir together all ingredients and spices to the taste of your choosing until you have a thick, pudding-like cereal. Once done, serve immediately and enjoy!

No-Bake Hemp Protein Bars

Woman preparing a hemp protein powder recipe in a blender.
Throw some hemp protein powder into a blender or food processor with other ingredients for a healthy snack that can be enjoyed any time of day. Photo credit: The Good & True

This delicious superfood only requires five ingredients for a protein-packed snack that can be enjoyed any time of day. It’s also great for dessert! These bars can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to two weeks or in the freezer for up to three months. If traveling, they will be OK at room temperature for a day or two, but you will want to keep them cool for the best results.


*For families with nut allergies, there’s also a nut-free option! Simply replace the almonds with sunflower seeds and replace the nut butter with sunflower seed butter or tahini.

Instructions: Add the almonds to a food processor and blend until grainy. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until it has the consistency of a thick, sticky dough. If the dough is too crumbly and cannot easily be pressed between your fingers, add 1-2 tablespoons of warm water and put through the food processor again. Next, line a 7-8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper and firmly press the dough into the pan around the sides and corners. Grab the extra parchment paper from the sides and lift the bars out of the pan. Finally, slice as desired and serve! For a firmer bar, freeze for an additional 30-60 minutes.

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Energy Bites

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Chocolate lovers will drool over these no-bake chocolate peanut butter energy bites! Photo credit: The Good & True

These delicious energy bites are a great snack and packed with protein and flavor. They can also be made into energy bars to save time.


Instructions: Mix the peanut butter, honey and oats together. Add the vanilla, hemp protein powder, and ¼ cup of the mini chocolate chips. Once mixed, refrigerate for 30 minutes. Then, remove from the refrigerator and roll the mix into 1-inch balls. Finally, coat the balls with remaining chocolate chips and keep refrigerated in an airtight container until ready to serve.

High Protein Hemp Oatmeal

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Filling up on a healthy hemp protein meal replacement gives you all of the energy you need to conquer the day with the kids! Photo credit: The Good & True

Ready to serve in just 15 minutes, this filling oatmeal is dairy-free and packs more than 20 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber. If you’ve got a busy travel or exploration day ahead, this oatmeal will give you the energy you need and keep you full for hours!


  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2½ cups of dairy-free milk (almond milk or cashew milk are great)
  • 1 packet of The Good and True Green Power hemp protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 mashed banana (very ripe)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt

Instructions: Combine ingredients in a medium-size pot. Heat over medium-high heat and stir regularly for 10-12 minutes, making sure not to walk away! Once the milk is completely absorbed and the oatmeal is thick and fluffy, serve and top with desired toppings. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container and reheat it for breakfast the next day!

Here’s what SheBuysTravel Founder Kim Orlando had to say about using hemp powder protein as a supplement to her oatmeal:

The Good & True green powder is the only protein powder I have added to oatmeal that does not alter the flavor. I get added healthy protein with no weird after-taste. I love the thought and energy that has gone into producing The Good & True and I am making a conscious choice that nourishes my body and helps the planet.”

Do you have other tried-and-true hemp protein powder recipes that are great for travel? Share with us in the comments below!

Kimberly Miles is a mother of one and an experienced solo and single mom traveler. So far, she has traveled to Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Dubai, Bahamas, Aruba, Mexico, and several places in the U.S. Kimberly was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, but in 2018 she took a leap of faith and made the beautiful beach town of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico her home with her young son. In addition to writing for SheBuysTravel, Kimberly ghostwrites blogs on a variety of topics. She also provides marketing consulting services and business guidance to entrepreneurs, small businesses, and corporations via her independent business KNM Virtual Solutions. When she’s not traveling or writing, you can find Kimberly working out, eating tacos, dancing the night away, or spending time at the beach with her son. You can read more of her work at Travel Unapologetically.
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