Friday, March 21, 2014

hemp blueberry spinach smoothie

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Lately I have been craving smoothies in the worst way - smoothies are incredibly easy to throw together and super versatile. The flavor combinations are really endless, yesterday morning I made Justin a Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie; Chocolate PB, bananas & h2o - that's it and it was delicious! Doesn't get any easier than 3 ingredients.


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For me, I prefer a little less sweetness in the morning and I have got to have my greens thrown in there somewhere. This smoothie has been my go to breakfast at home and post work out snack for a couple of weeks ; baby spinach, frozen blueberries, hemp hearts & hemp powder {optional}, cinnamon & hemp or almond milk....I also love adding a dash of pure vanilla extract.

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This smoothie keeps me satisfied through the morning until lunch. Not only is it filling but also packed full of goodness. I have been adding hemp powder to my morning oatmeal for months now and I love adding it to my smoothies; check out this link for the health benefits of adding hemp to your daily routine!
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In the anticipation of Spring, Justin and I have been in the "lets get the house all sparkly"  groove; we just installed a new kitchen sink & faucet with an under-mount water filtration system, a new rug from west elm is on its way and let me tell you I am so in love with this rug! Speaking of love, I have been obsessed with air plants and succulents; several have found happy homes throughout my house. Now I am trying to convince Justin to install a new kitchen counter top...but that may need some more convincing, perhaps a project for next Spring!

What have you been doing around your home in anticipation of warmer weather?


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Hemp Blueberry Spinach Smoothie
serves 1

you will need:
1/2 cup frozen Blueberries
1 cup baby spinach Spinach
1 cup Hemp or Almond Milk
1 tbsp Hemp Powder
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Hemp Hearts/Seeds

assembly:
Place all ingredients minus the hemp hearts into a food processor or high speed blender. Blend until smooth. Transfer to glass & sprinkle with hemp hearts.

Enjoy! 
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8 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful! Love the deep rich colour of the berries and the hemp protein. I am a huuuuge hemp protein advocate ;)

    I've been trying to clean out all the "wintery food" from mykitchen to make way for summer produce. I want to get working on all my pantry staples too especially since I'll be moving in the summer. No more purchases until I've eaten through it all! And that will be quite the task...

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    1. So pretty right! I love hemp products, they are so versatile yummy and good for you! I cannot wait for all the spring / summer goodness - good luck on your move, at least you have the forethought of cleaning out your cabinets now!

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  2. i love all the sparkly stuff you've been doing! those are some things that are on my list, too! i need more succulents and air plants in my life. and this smoothie. it just looks perfect!

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    1. The little plants are so low maintenance and make a huge impact - the best part, Spence has no interest on eating/chewing them!

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  3. I'm always craving smoothies! This recipe is seriously the best!

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    1. Thanks Katrina, I have definitely been on a smoothie kick lately!

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  4. I love that last photo! I need to get onboard with hemp! :)

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