As I was doing my weekly grocery shop this morning, I was wondering what to make for breakfast. I remembered I had some lingering items in my fridge and freezer that needed to be eaten and thought I could make a smoothie with them, as well as some items I was picking up.
I typically don't crave smoothies during the winter months, but as weather is warming up here in Vancouver I thought I'd give it a shot. The smoothie I ended up making is way off season, but still a bit more hearty, which kept me full.
A sister to the Tropical Hemp Smoothie I created a few weeks ago, here is the green version, only this one's pretty thick!
TROPICAL GREEN SMOOTHIE
TIME: 5 minutes
TASTE: Earthy & Tropical
ACTION: Blood Sugar Balancing
1C coconut water (with or without pulp)
0.5C filtered water
2-4 ice cubes
1/3 medium avocado
1T hemp oil
1/2 small banana, fresh or frozen
3/4C mango, frozen
1 handful spinach, washed
2T hemp seeds
1T flax seeds
1. In the order listed above, place all ingredients into a high speed blender. Blend on high for 1 minute, or use the blender's smoothie setting.
2. Drink immediately and enjoy!
1. Need more protein? Add a scoop of your chosen protein powder.
2. Want to chew on something? Add 1T coconut flakes on top.