Blueberry Hemp Seed Green Smoothie

Blueberry Hemp Seed Green Smoothie, an easy way to get kids to drink their greens!

Blueberry Hemp Seed Green Smoothie, an easy way to get kids to drink their greens!

I let my almost 4 year old take the lead when concocting this smoothie and I think he did pretty well!  If given the opportunity he would make smoothies everyday.  I admit, sometimes it’s a hassle and I hate cleaning out the blender, but I can’t say “no” to getting him to drink multiple servings of fruits and vegetables before noon!

This smoothie is so super heathy and loaded with antioxidants, which will boost their little germ fighting immune systems!  It also contains fiber and healthy fats that will fuel them up for the day!

Not too sure if your kid will dig hemp seeds?  

Use a different source of healthy fat such as coconut oil, avocado or walnuts.  You can even throw in some chia seeds, which are practically tasteless!

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Blueberry Hemp Seed Green Smoothie, an easy way to get kids to drink their greens!
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ½ cup milk of your choice (soy, hemp, almond, etc.)
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • handful baby spinach
  • 1 heaping tablespoon hemp seeds
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend away!

Blueberry Hemp Seed Green Smoothie, an easy way to get kids to drink their greens!

Here are some other ideas for getting kids to eat greens!

Kale Chips

Kale Pesto

Avocado Toast

Green Ice Cream 

Cucumber Hummus

Soy Sesame Snow Pea Salad

Blueberry Hemp Seed Green Smoothie, an easy way to get kids to drink their greens!

Even the little guy got a taste of blended blueberries, banana, hemp seeds and greens!

pumpkin pancake smoothie and Eco at Heart Straws

Disclaimer:  I received this product for free to review.  However, all opinions expressed are 100% my own!

Forget the mess of making pancakes this weekend and try this Pumpkin Pancake Smoothie instead!

Pumpkin Pancake Smoothie ~vegan, dairy free, gluten free~ A blend of pumpkin, maple syrup, oats, hemp seeds and spice!

Last week Noah asked for a pancake smoothie, not sure where he came up with the idea, but we went with it.  I scrambled around the house pulling out ingredients and the end product actually tasted like a pancake!  This week I had some extra pumpkin that needed to be used up, so I thought why not make a pumpkin pancake smoothie!

Any smoothie that makes hemp seeds, oats and pumpkin taste like pancakes is okay by me!  Also, don’t underestimate the power of pumpkin!  According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, winter squash including pumpkin protect against cancer due to its super high carotene content.

pumpkin pancake smoothie and Eco at Heart Straws
 
Pumpkin Pancake Smoothie, makes 1 large serving
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup soy milk or milk of your choice
  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons old fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ⅛ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • dash cinnamon
  • dash pumpkin pie spice
  • small pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until frothy. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pancake Smoothie ~vegan, dairy free, gluten free~ A blend of pumpkin, maple syrup, oats, hemp seeds and spice!

To make this smoothie even better, we drank it using Eco at Heart reusable stainless steel straws!  The lovely Lucy Kate over at Eco at Heart sent me a packet of straws to test out.  It was an offer I couldn’t refuse as I am constantly trying to eliminate as much plastic as possible.  In the past I tried switching from plastic straws to the cardboard straws, which turned out to be a flop…literally.  They turn to mush in no time at all!  However, these stainless steel straws withheld the smoothie test!  Plus, they are BPA free, non-toxic, super easy to clean with the mini cleaning brush (they are dishwasher safe too!) and there’s no risk of them breaking or rusting so they’ll last for years. Not to mention, they come in plastic free packaging and 5% of all profits will go to helping clean up our beaches and oceans!  We love our beaches!

I’ve been looking for stainless steel straws for a while now.  I’m psyched the hunt for them is over!  Head over to Eco at Heart to check them out!  Shipping in the USA is free and you will receive a 5% coupon if you sign up to be a part of their community!

Pumpkin Pancake Smoothie ~vegan, dairy free, gluten free~ A blend of pumpkin, maple syrup, oats, hemp seeds and spice!

chocolate banana protein smoothie jar

This has been our latest obsession…a Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie Jar!  Whether it’s for breakfast or dessert, this smoothie jar hits the spot!

Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie Jar ~ A superfood, super delicious way to start your day!  ~vegan~

I’ve been trying to amp up my protein intake and finally found a protein powder I like, Aloha’s Chocolate Protein Powder!  It’s organic, plant-based and does not include soy or tons of other additives.  Pair with their Daily Good Greens for a superfood, super delicious start to your day! (note: this is not a sponsored post, I just love this product!)  Add a dollop of nut butter for extra protein and healthy fat and top with your favorite fruit and granola!

Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie Jar ~ A superfood, super delicious way to start your day!  ~vegan~

Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie Jar ~ A superfood, super delicious way to start your day!  ~vegan~

If you don’t have chocolate protein powder just add a little cacao/cocoa powder for the decadent chocolate flavor!  Other excellent add-ins are hemp seeds, chia seeds, spinach or maca powder!  For a drinkable smoothie add 1 cup of liquid!

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Makes 2 servings (nutrition facts calculate without toppings) Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie Jar for a superfood, super delicious start to your day!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 tablespoons nut butter
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (or cocoa/cacao powder)
  • 1 packet of greens powder (optional)
  • 2-4 tablespoons liquid (almond milk, coconut water, soy milk, hemp milk)
Toppings:
  • granola
  • blueberries
  • banana
  • hempseeds
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender such as a vitamix. Blend until smooth, using damper stick as needed.
  2. Top with favorite fruit and granola!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 258 Fat: 9 Carbohydrates: 37 Sugar: 22 Fiber: 5 Protein: 9

Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie Jar ~ A superfood, super delicious way to start your day!  ~vegan~