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Blueberry Hemp Green Energy Smoothie

Posted Mar 14 2012 12:19am

Green smoothies are my absolute favorite quick nutrient-rich breakfast. They are so easy to make and are creamy, sweet, and delicious!

Green smoothies are also a great way to get in your daily allowance of fruits and vegetables without having to think about it. Just grab a large bunch of leafy greens, add in some fresh or frozen fruit and liquid, blend and enjoy. I like trying different combinations of greens, fruits, and superfoods to create unique and tasty smoothies.

Green smoothies health benefits are many including providing your body with a boost of energy, key nutrients, hydration, and fiber that is easy for you to digest and use for healing and rejuvenation. To find out more detailed information on the benefits of green smoothies check out my post .

The recipe I’m sharing today features Foods Alive great tasting organic raw hemp protein powder along with blueberries, banana, romaine lettuce, and creamy organic hemp milk from Manitoba Harvest for a scrumptious taste sensation that will have you looking forward to breakfast everyday!

Hemp protein powder is one of the best plant-based sources of protein available with all the essential amino acids that your body needs. Hemp is also a great source of fiber, chlorophyll, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, along with the idea balance of essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6 in a 3.75:1 ratio.

Blueberries taste fantastic and their health benefits are numerous. These amazing little deep blue berries are packed with high amounts of antioxidants and phytonutrients like anthocyanin which all work to protect our body and nervous system from oxidative stress and free radical damage to our cells. Blueberries are also great inflammation fighters and are high in vitamin C, vitamin K, and the mineral manganese. It has also been discovered that blueberries contain resveratrol which promotes cardiovascular health and helps protect the body from cancer.

Organic romaine lettuce provides high amounts of beta-carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, folic acid, iron, and potassium to this smoothie which will make your body feel good.

The banana adds additional vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, fiber, and nice sweetness to the smoothie.

Blueberry Hemp Green Energy Smoothie

Raw Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Serves 2

3 cups unsweetened organic hemp milk

2 tablespoons Foods Alive organic raw hemp protein powder

2 cups frozen blueberries

1 peeled banana

2-3 cups organic romaine lettuce

⅛ teaspoon or 1 packet of stevia—optional

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and add stevia if needed. Enjoy immediately!

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