Green Machine Smoothie

The Green Machine Smoothie is a staple in my house.  It’s nutrients-dense, super smooth, and delicious. The combination of whole-food plant-based ingredients such as hemp hearts, kale, avocado and spirulina (a high protein algae powder) delivers powerful nutritional benefits in one tasty drink.  Perfect as a quick breakfast or as post-workout replenishment.  Enjoy! Your body will thank you!

Prep time: 5 mins

Ingredients:
1 ripe banana
1/2 green apple
1/2 ripe avocado
1/2 c frozen mango
2 Medjool dates
2 large leaves of kale
2 Tbsp Hemp hearts
1 tsp spirulina
1 Brazil nut
2 cups water (or coconut water) for blending
Handful of ice cubes


Steps:

  1. Throw all of the ingredients into your high speed blender.
  2. Add water and blend on high for 60 seconds (or use the smoothie option on your blender)
  3. Add more water or ice for desired consistency, and blend a second time.

The key to getting a light and frothy smoothie is the blending speed and blending time.  I blend at the highest speed and for a good 2 minutes.  This ensures that the smoothie is super smooth and that nutrients will be easily absorbed.

Enjoy!

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