What’s your favourite green smoothie?
My current favourite is this delicious Plant Proof hemp smoothie 😋
🌱 Handful of frozen spinach ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌱 Handful of frozen kale ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌱 Parsley ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌱 2 tbsp hemp seeds ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌱 1 frozen banana ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌱 Juice from half a lime (improves iron absorption from the greens) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌱 Frozen Hemp Milk ice cubes (I make hemp milk using 1 part hemp seeds, 6 parts water, 1 date per cup of water and vanilla bean & then freeze in blocks). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The frozen greens with the banana and hemp milk ice cubes combine to create a super thick creamy smoothie texture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Blend all ingredients in a high performance blender and add a bit of extra water to reach your desired consistency. If you want to dress it up a bit add a small pinch or teaspoon of cacao or cacao nibs to the top. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Nutritionally this smoothie is loaded with protein, healthy omega 3 fats, dietary fibre for promoting optimal gut health, clean unrefined carbohydrates for energy, antioxidants, as well as vitamins and minerals such as iron, magnesium and Vitamin C whilst containing no saturated fat, no cholesterol, no animal hormones, no antibiotics & no refined carbohydrates. Want to ramp up the protein more? Easy add more hemp seeds, nuts or a quality pea protein. Want to up the carbohydrate content and calories - easy too, just add some soaked oats. You can easily change the macronutrients in your green smoothie without needing to add any animal ingredients... so you get all the benefits the Plant kingdom offers straight from the source (no middle man necessary). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What I love about smoothies like this are they taste great, are super nutrient dense and may just help you or your kids get an extra serve of dark leafy greens in each day...Which is so important.
And the best part...not only is starting your day with a smoothie like this great for your health and amazing for the planet and animals. Perfect example of a Win-Win-Win meal. If that’s not fulfilling then I don’t know what is!
What a positive way to start the day. Try it out and let me know what you think.