Smoothie weather is upon us, which has got me taking out my blender more and more. It’s the ultimate fast food, which I love when things get busy around here. There’s no excuse to hit the drive thru, when you can have a real food smoothie whipped up in 5 mins or less!
This smoothie is super satisfying and will curb those cravings for high sugary treats and junk food. One of the secrets is using hemp seeds that are full of fiber and one of my favorite sources of protein!
Hemp seeds also have an amazing ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids. Americans consume way too much corn and soy oils which make our omega-3 to omega-6 ratio totally out of whack – which can lead to a whole slew of issues like skin issues, inflammation and depression. No thanks! A better way to get your fix is to eat foods like hemp seeds that naturally have the perfect balance.
Try out this smoothie and let me know what you think. This is a great one for kids, since they should not be able to detect the greens at all!
- 2 bananas, peeled and frozen
- 3 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 cup of spinach, kale or romaine
- 1⁄2-1 cup nut milk or water, more or less as needed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon pinch nutmeg
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
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