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Sunbutter Smoothie, Vegan and Gluten-Free

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We often think of sunflower seeds as something baseball players chew and spit out…gross!

Who knew they were a nutritional powerhouse???

Highly addictive due to their salty and slightly sweet flavor, they are a great “nut-free” choice of snack!.  And, they are cheap and easy to find!    When ground up, sunflower seeds make a tasty butter, which is a great substitute for nut-butters such as peanut butter.

Just a quarter cup of sunflower seeds provides half your daily recommendation of vitamin E!  Vitamin E keeps our hearts healthy, skin and hair radiant and combats free radicals which may lead to disease.  They also contain phytosterols which have been proven to lower elevated cholesterol levels by inhibiting the intestinal absorption of cholesterol.  Phytosterols have also been linked to decreased cancer risk.

For more information and links to scientific research, click here.

Leaving all research, biology and scientific data behind…sunflower seeds (especially sunbutter!) simply taste good!

Sunbutter provides protein and healthy fat, which gives this smoothie “staying power” to keep you full and to keep cravings at bay.

sunbutter smoothie vegan gluten free best recipe
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Sunbutter Smoothie

The best recipe for Sunbutter Smoothie
Course Breakfast, Smoothies, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 213kcal
Cost $

Ingredients

  • 2 cups coconut water or water, non-dairy milk, cow’s milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 2 heaping tablespoons sunbutter
  • 2 dates pitted
  • 2 large handfuls of baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds 2 tablespoons hemp seeds (optional)
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Instructions

  • Blend and enjoy 🙂

Notes

Weekend wrap up:  the weird New England weather has us running between rain drops…
We tried making it outside as much as possible because we’re going a little stir crazy these days 🙂
But, it’s fun just being lazy too 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 1003mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 159IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 2mg
Cristina C. RD LDN
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