Start your day with a hit of GREEN!
3 cubes of frozen greens (spinach, kale, arugula) or 1 handful fresh spinach leaves (if you use fresh spinach, add 3 ice cubes to the mix)
1 small piece of fresh ginger, peeled (fingertip sized) or 1/2 teaspoon of dry ginger
1 cup coconut water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
optional: scoop of protein powder, 1 teaspoon of maca, sweetener of choice
Put all the ingredients in your blender and blend away
Pour in a cup and top with nuts, berries or granola
This recipe started as a green smoothie bowl, then after I was done I had a smoothie. Pretty much the yummiest smoothie I have made to date. So yummy I had to share it and, bonus, it’s super healthy. This is a smoothie that will help give you energy, nourish you and make you lick your lips.
If you want to make a thicker smoothie bowl (how I like it), use less coconut water and 1/4 of an avocado.
A little note about hemp hearts:
Hemp seeds are one of the most nutritionally well-balanced plant foods on this earth. They are power-packed with a healthy dose of protein, fatty acids, antioxidants, minerals and fibre that offer the perfect harmony for the human body. These amazing seeds also contain all 8 essential amino acids required for making a complete, plant-based protein source. Hemp seeds are also rich in
omega-3 fatty acids, ideal for boosting mood, increasing brain function and reducing memory loss, as well as reducing inflammation.
Enjoy and if you don’t want a green smoothie mustache, you can always try a durable glass smoothie straw.
Our amazing food blogger is Kimberly Ignas from Appreciating Health, a Holistic Nutritionist with a specialty in pregnancy, postpartum, and family health. She is happiest helping mothers and their little ones live a healthy and vibrant whole food lifestyle!