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Vegan Hemp Seed and Greens Smoothie

April 13, 2019 by Marisa

This hemp and greens smoothie is packed with protein and fresh ingredients to help boost healthy digestion!

Full of spicy ginger, sweet pineapple and protein rich hemp seeds, this green smoothie is perfect for breakfast or a snack!

This is my everyday smoothie. Well. Not EVERY day. I don’t drink smoothies daily but when I do have a smoothie, it’s often this one!

It’s not only a great way to get your greens but it’s packed with ingredients to help boost healthy digestion. And it comes together in minutes.

Gather these ingredients

Spinach or other greens
Hemp seeds
Fresh ginger
Frozen pineapple
Your favorite milk or coconut water

Benefits of hemp seeds

Hemp seeds are the star of this smoothie. Three tablespoons of shelled hemp seeds deliver a full 10 grams of protein plus healthy fats and fiber so it will stick with you a lot longer than most smoothies of just fruit and vegetables.

I use the hemp seeds instead of protein powder or yogurt – which would also be tasty if you do dairy.

Bananas for gut health?

Yes! The banana is a natural source of prebiotics, which help feed the healthy bacteria in the gut to potentially boost digestive health. The banana also sweetens the smoothie so you don’t need to add honey or other sweeteners.

I slice and freeze overripe bananas to get the most sweetness and of course to avoid tossing out brown bananas.

The fresh ginger contains gingerol, the compound that lends ginger much of its anti-inflammatory properties. We also know that ginger might help settle nausea. But it also adds a hint of spiciness to counter the sweet banana and pineapple flavors for a fresh finish.

Benefits of Pineapple

And pineapple is one of my favorite ways to get skin-nourishing vitamin C. In fact, just one cup of pineapple contains more than a full day’s supply of vitamin C.

Pineapple is also a source of bromelain, a protein-digesting enzyme that may make it easier to digest certain foods. This is why pineapple is often served after a meal as a digestive aid.

That’s a lot of goodness. Right?! And to think it comes together in just a few minutes makes it even more appealing.

I know that it’s sometimes hard to stomach the idea of a green smoothie but once you try a few you’ll find that it can be quite refreshing. This green drink comes with lots of benefits so I hope you’ll give it a try soon!

Tag me on Instagram when you do. I love seeing your eats in action and sharing your photos with a shoutout in my Stories.

This Hemp and Greens smoothie is packed with protein and fresh ingredients to help boost healthy digestion! Made with spinach, pineapple, banana, and shelled hemp seeds it's a light and refreshing breakfast or a snack.

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