This has been the summer of having a green smoothie in the mornings. The fresh ingredients jump-start my day with a boost of energy that is unparalleled.
A Morning (J)ump-Start Hemp Milk Green Smoothie
I’m a big believer in having slow mornings and the summer is a perfect time to get up a little extra early to get some me time in … mostly because the sun is out so early in the Mid-West. And this smoothie … this hemp milk smoothie … has been giving me an energy boost like nothing else!
+ Spinach (1 cup)
+ Blueberries (1/4 cup)
+ Raspberries (1/4 cup)
+ Banana (1/2 – frozen)
+ Pacific Original Unsweetened Hemp “Milk” (1/2 cup)
+ Better Body Foods Chia Seeds (1 Tbsp)
I don’t really measure ingredients – so take those measurements above as approximations. Add everything to a blender and whizz for a few minutes. I use and LOVE the Oster MyBlend Blender. It’s a blender with a portable sports-bottle.
If your smoothie comes out too thick … add more liquid and blend some more.
Not enough flavor … add more berries.
Chia seeds not only provide a little nutritional boost, but also acts as a thickener.
Since I like my smoothies cold, I always have some bananas frozen in a baggie in the freezer (make sure you break the banana into smaller pieces before you freeze). Frozen berries would work too.
This is one way to get your morning started right! What do you normally have for breakfast in the mornings? Have you ever had a “green” smoothie before? Are you a fan?