I’m thinking… how to get more fruits & veggies in my diet. Using the Dr. Weil anti-inflammatory food pyramid is a helpful guide. Loving his veggie based pyramid as it offers a balance of the unprocessed carbs and veggies. Smoothies seem like the easiest way to accomplish this veggie goal and so my experiments begin. Really, like it should be hard to talk you into a milkshake-like drink. Come on now!
I have a gal pal who uses spinach in her morning smoothies so this one is for you Cheryl….you wonder woman you! I wonder how a beet, apple/pear and pineapple would taste blended with ice? Just picked up a fresh pineapple & coconut milk for the next smoothie 1.0 test. Thinking cauliflower may sneak into my pina colada smoothie…
Popeye had it right, getting pumped on spinach. Spinach is crazy rich in
- vitamin K
- vitamin A
- potassium, calcium, fiber
- get the whole scoop at WHFoods.com
Hemp seeds are a good source of protein, 3 T has 11g of protein. Hemp seeds are also rich in vitamin E and omega 3′s.
If you choose chia seeds they also contain omega 3′s, more than flax seeds. They are full of fiber, antioxidants & essential minerals but for the full scoop, on this new, hot health food, check out chia seeds superfoods.
This recipe is as basic as it comes so use your imagination for your blend… no reason you can’t use kale instead of spinach. Why not add a teaspoon of cinnamon (will help slow the blood sugar spike as your body processes your meal…DOES not mean you can eat more sugar). Grab your kids or finicky partner and rock on with this healthy milkshake!
popeye’s hemp smoothie
- 1 1/2 c or 12 oz liquid (I used orgain but would also use non-dairy milk)
- 1 cup blueberries (I use local berries, frozen when in season)
- 2 handfuls fresh, organic spinach
- 3 T hemp seeds or chai seeds
- agave (optional)
blend until no small child or fussy adult can tell that there was any spinach in your recipe, add a straw and enjoy!