Blueberry Hemp Green Energy Smoothie

Blueberry Hemp Green Energy Smoothie

Green smoothies are my absolute favorite quick nutrient-rich breakfast. They are so easy to make and are creamy, sweet, and delicious!

 

Green smoothies are also a great way to get in your daily allowance of fruits and vegetables without having to think about it. Just grab a large bunch of leafy greens, add in some fresh or frozen fruit and liquid, blend and enjoy. I like trying different combinations of greens, fruits, and superfoods to create unique and tasty smoothies.

 

Green smoothies health benefits are many including providing your body with a boost of energy, key nutrients, hydration, and fiber that is easy for you to digest and use for healing and rejuvenation. To find out more detailed information on the benefits of green smoothies check out my post.

 

The recipe I’m sharing today features great tasting organic raw hemp protein powder along with blueberries, banana, romaine lettuce, and creamy organic hemp milk for a scrumptious taste sensation that will have you looking forward to breakfast everyday!

 

Hemp

Hemp protein powder is one of the best plant-based sources of protein available with all the essential amino acids that your body needs. Hemp is also a great source of fiber, chlorophyll, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, along with the idea balance of essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6 in a 3.75:1 ratio.

 

Blueberries 

Blueberries taste fantastic and their health benefits are numerous. These amazing little deep blue berries are packed with high amounts of antioxidants and phytonutrients like anthocyanin which all work to protect your body and nervous system from oxidative stress and free radical damage to your cells. Blueberries are also great inflammation fighters and are high in vitamin C, vitamin K, and the mineral manganese. It has also been discovered that blueberries contain resveratrol which promotes cardiovascular health and helps protect the body from cancer.

 

Romaine Lettuce

Organic romaine lettuce provides high amounts of beta-carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, folic acid, iron, and potassium to this smoothie which will make your body feel good.

 

Bananas

The banana adds additional vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, fiber, and nice sweetness to the smoothie.

 

What’s your favorite ingredients for smoothies? Please contribute to the conversation by leaving a comment below.

 

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Blueberry Hemp Green Energy Smoothie

Raw Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Serves 2
3 cups unsweetened organic hemp milk*
2 tablespoons organic raw hemp protein powder
2 cups frozen blueberries
1 peeled banana
2-3 cups organic romaine lettuce
⅛ teaspoon or 1 packet of stevia—optional

 

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and add stevia if needed. Enjoy immediately!
* To make hemp milk: Mix 3 cups of purified water with 1 cup of hemp seeds in a high-speed blender until creamy. Use in the recipe.

 

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Comments

  1. I love to drink smoothies, especially with blueberries. I am definitely doing this one and adding it to my recipe book. Lately I have been doing juices like carrot juice and love it, but to me, smoothies are like a dessert these days….lol
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    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Hi Nile, I’m happy to hear that you will be making this smoothie! I like juicing also and sometimes I use my vegetable juices as the liquid base for my smoothies and they are so good especially with the carrot juice.

  2. Shelley, this is remarkable and I love blueberries.

    I have to get use to smoothies which in my twenties was a great new thing for me. I have and will always love my freshly visible plate of veggies and fruits. I do eat them alot yet putting them in a blender just curls my stomach.
    I know it is all in my mind. Yet, if the smoothie is not the color of bananas then my stomach will not allow it to remain. It is not a lovely sight when I try to force my mind in check. I have made it a point for years to force my mind and have the same results if it is green, blue, pink, brown all colors except banana. I never got that yet I do drink banana pineapple smoothies. Stay yellow and I am a happy fellow!’

    I feel your a great supporter for overall health and wellness. I will be monitoring your growth and look forward in learning more about you, Shelley. Your a remarkable visionary in our industry. Thanks for sharing and taking the time in responding to my comment.
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    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Hi William, I appreciate your honesty about what you can and can’t eat. If a purple color smoothie is not for you than I encourage you to keep eating your fruits and vegetables in a way that is pleasing to your eye and your palate. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  3. There is so much fun to be had with Juicing and experimentation whilst still maintaining a healthy diet and it’s so much eaier than trying to cram that much ‘food’ in on a daily basis. Thank you for sharing this information and getting the word out there as Juicing is such an effective method for maintaining a healthy diet. I am interested to know if you have any ideas for incorporating Omega oils in shakes? Fish and fruit is Bluugh and what would you recommend for disguising the taste? I am trying deperately to spread the word on the Omegas 3,6 and 9 to my customers and any ideas on how I could increase their intake organically would be greatly appreciated.
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    • Shelley Alexander says:

      I would use ground flax seeds, flax oil, chia seeds, or hemp protein in your smoothies/shakes. These whole foods are all excellent sources for essential omega fatty acids and they taste delicious in drinks. I hope this info will help your customers. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. That sounds like a deliciously healthy shake. I love blueberries and banana together and all that hemp goodness is just a bonus.
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    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Thanks France. I hope you enjoy the shake it is one of my favorites. I love blueberries and I just bought a bunch of wild blueberries and I can’t wait to eat them. 🙂

  5. Shelley, this smoothie sounds delicious. I love the way you eloquently described the health benefits of each ingredient. I’ve been using Sun Warrior’s protein lately, but need to switch it up with some hemp protein powder. Cheers!
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    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Hi Ryan, Thanks so much for the kind words. I like Sun Warrior’s protein also but I do like to try different proteins like hemp protein. I hope you try it soon and let me know how you enjoyed it because you are the source for all things relating to smoothies. 🙂

  6. Sweet and easy! Thank you Shelley for this healthy recipe, I love smoothies;)
    Blueberries are not found easily in a fresh packaging so I will try this one next month.
    Nice idea for breakfast too.
    I have never heard about hemp protein I will look for the translation and let you know if I find it;)
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    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Hi Patricia, This recipe is sweet and easy. I hope you love it. Hemp protein is from the hemp seed and there are several companies that sell it that I like including Foods Alive, Nutiva, Manitoba Harvest, and Navitas Natural. All of these companies sell it online so check out their sites.

  7. Hi Shelley,
    If the United States would start growing and using HEMP for the miraculous RESOURCE it is…It would be awesome! Thank you for educating people about the health benefits of HEMP protein! Smoothies for breakfast all around! CHEERS!

    • Shelley Alexander says:

      I absolutely agree with your Akos! I hope eventually hemp can be grown in the US so we can buy hemp protein and hemp seeds locally. I hope you enjoy the smoothie. 🙂

  8. I love smoothies but struggle to find recipes without bananas. Any tips?
    Bananas seem to provide the base for so many smoothie recipes and I’m really not a fan! I don’t like them at all. I have recently enjoyed a bought smoothie were the base was kiwi and it was lovely! 🙂
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    • Hi Sadie-Michaela,

      I hear you on the bananas, I try to limit my consumption because of the sheer amount of sugar they contain.

      My top alternatives to bananas are avocado and chia seed gel (chia seeds and a little water mixed to together to form a gel), as well as coconut meat, nut butters (almond is my favorite), yogurt, frozen fruit and ice. Hope that helps.

      Cheers!
      Ryan
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      • Shelley Alexander says:

        Hi Ryan, Thanks for your suggestions to Sadie-Michaela they are good options that I use also. I like to create lots of different combinations of smoothies and they change daily. 🙂

    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Hi Sadie-Michaela, I would use whatever fruits are your favorites in place of the bananas. In this recipe I would take out the banana and use more blueberries and the recipe would be good. I love bananas so I like them in many of my personal smoothies but any fruit is good especially berries, pineapple, mango, peaches, nectarines, and cherries in smoothies. For the creaminess that bananas provide you can add avocado, seed and nut butters, yogurt, kefir, or different types of milks etc.

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