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!

Blueberry Hemp Seed Green Smoothie
 
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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!

UNREAL banana nice cream sundaes

Samples were received free of charge however, opinions are my own!

Nothing says Happy Friday like a Banana Nice Cream Sundae with UNREAL Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups!

 Banana Nice Cream Sundae with UNREAL Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups!

These aren’t just any peanut butter cups!  They are seriously UNREAL!

Two new flavors were introduced to me…Dark Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter Cups and Dark Chocolate Crispy Quinoa Peanut Butter Cups.  Where have you been my whole life???  Two of my favorite foods…quinoa and coconut crossed with a peanut butter cup is pure genius in my book!

 Banana Nice Cream Sundae with UNREAL Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups!

Not only do they taste too good to be true, they are unjunked!  Yes, candy without all the junk!

no chemicals

no artificial colors or flavors

no corn syrup or hydrogenated oils

no GMOs

lots less sugar, more protein and fiber

responsibly sourced

real food ingredients

vegan

dairy free

Finally, a brand of clean eating candy!  This is what dreams are made of!

(okay, maybe I’m the only one that dreams of candy made with coconut and quinoa!)

 Banana Nice Cream Sundae with UNREAL Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups!

 Banana Nice Cream Sundae with UNREAL Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups!

Banana “Nice” Cream, bananas blended into a creamy dessert that tastes just like ice cream, I promise!  I use a Yonanas machine to make my banana nice cream, but a blender works well too!  If using a blender such as a vitamix, add a little almond milk to get things mixing!

 Banana Nice Cream Sundae with UNREAL Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups!

Recipe from Whole Foods

UNREAL banana nice cream sundaes
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 4 frozen bananas
  • UNREAL Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
  • Soy milk or almond milk if using a blender (start with ½ cup and add more as needed)
  • Whipped Cream of your choice (coconut, soy, rice)
Instructions
  1. Place bananas in a yonanas machine or a blender. (If using a blender, add milk of your choice)
  2. Blend until creamy.
  3. Top with chopped UNREAL Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, whipped cream and enjoy!

  Banana Nice Cream Sundae with UNREAL Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups!

 Banana Nice Cream Sundae with UNREAL Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups!

Hope you have a sweet weekend :)

flourless dark chocolate chunk cookies

Flourless Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies for the chocoholics out there!  

Flourless Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies ~vegan, gluten free~ Made with avocados!

However, these aren’t your typical chocolate chunk cookies!  These cookies are gluten free, vegan and good for you!  Yes, good for you!  Made with avocado, one of my favorite superfoods…see post from yesterday!  They also include banana, cocoa, dark chocolate chunks and coconut sugar.

I absolutely fell in love with these cake-like cookies!  My little helper loved them too!  However, these were not my husband’s favorite cookies…we agreed to disagree on this recipe!

Flourless Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies ~vegan, gluten free~ Made with avocados!

Flourless Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies ~vegan, gluten free~ Made with avocados!

Not only are they super chocolatey, but they are made with wholesome ingredients!  What’s not to love???  Speaking about love, whip these up for a healthy and decadent Valentine’s Day Treat!

Recipe adapted from Laurenda Marie

flourless dark chocolate chunk cookies
 
makes 10 cookies, store in an air tight container in the refrigerator
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon flax meal mixed with 3 tablespoons water
  • ¼ cup ripe avocado, mashed (about ½ an avocado)
  • ½ cup ripe banana, mashed (about 1 medium banana)
  • ¼ cup non-alkalized cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons coconut sugar (or white sugar)
  • ⅓ cup dark chocolate chunks (I use Enjoy Life)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or lightly oil.
  2. To make flax egg, stir together flax meal and water in a small bowl. Set aside for 10 minutes or until a gel is formed.
  3. Add mashed banana and mashed avocado to a food processor and blend until creamy. Add flax egg, cocoa powder, baking soda and coconut sugar and blend until well combined.
  4. Transfer to a bowl and stir in chocolate chunks.
  5. Using a tablespoon, drop dough onto lined or greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake on 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes until lightly crispy on the edges. Let cool and enjoy!
  7. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
  8. ~These cookies are a bit on the sticky side, so make sure to line or grease a cookie sheet!~

Flourless Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies ~vegan, gluten free~ Made with avocados!

Don’t forget to lick the spoon :)