Category Archives: smoothie
-3 ice cubes*
*AIP & SCD, omit hemp seeds – they are not permitted.
Guest Post by Olivia Parker, Author of: Sensational Smoothies: Drink Your Way To Health Deliciously."
- Green smoothies (one made with leafy greens like romaine lettuce, parsley, celery, spinach, etc. mixed with the fruit) can fill a nutritional void. If you hopelessly pick at your green salad or rarely touch the vegetables on your plate, then you may want to “drink” your vegetables instead. Doing so is convenient and easy. Plus, if you’ve tried green smoothie, you cannot distinguish the delicate taste of leafy greens because the tang of fruit overpowers it.
- Smoothies have gotten a bad rep because of their sugar content. A sugary smoothie is avoidable. You can control the sugar content. That is, if you make your own smoothies and stay away from processed, conveniently packed smoothie mixes and artificial sweeteners (which can be worse than regular table sugar). Whole fruit, either fresh or frozen, produces the healthiest smoothies. If you want to lose weight, then nix the sweetened fruit juices that you can easily pour in order to sweeten your smoothie. Instead, try adding coconut water instead of fruit juice because coconut water is electrolyte-rich and is flavorful.
- In a smoothie, you can have protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber – in one big gulp. In fact, you can lose weight by filling up with the right smoothie recipes. The peanut butter and banana smoothie, for instance. This protein-fiber combination fills you up, is easy to make and consume (no dishes and utensils required), and provides you with energy to start your day. If you get tired of bananas as your smoothie staple ingredient, then switch to avocados. Avocados are creamy, which make them excellent for blended drinks, and they are high in monounsaturated fats – the good fats that target belly fat. Other protein ingredients to substitute for peanut butter in your smoothie include silken tofu or nuts.
Peach Hemp Protein Smoothie
Pumpkin Coconut Almond Smoothie
-1 cup filter water
-1/4 cup homemade plain pumpkin puree (I used the Cinderella variety)
-4 cubes frozen hemp milk from this hemp milk recipe
-1 cup hemp milk
-3 tablespoons honey (vegans use maple syrup)
-2 tablespoon raw cacao powder (or to taste)
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
-1/4 teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
1. Combine ingredients in blender until smooth
*You can obviously use any dairy free milk
*Frozen banana would taste great