This smoothie is all about super nutrient-rich greens with two superfood additions: hemp seeds and spirulina (a powder made of sea vegetables). This smoothie is chock full of electrolytes, high in protein, healthy fats and antioxidants. Hemp hearts are high in protein (1 oz/25 g = 8 g protein) and healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and can support healthy skin. Spirulina has a long list of benefits, including support for allergies, immunity and energy. See more on why spirulina is so spectacular.
I used yellow kiwi in this smoothie (easy to find here in Australia), but regular green kiwi is fine as well. If it’s organic, there’s no need to peel the kiwi.
- 1 kiwi
- ¼ avocado
- 1 Swiss chard (silverbeet) leaf
- 1 small or 1/2 large banana (freeze first for a colder smoothie)
- 2 tbls hemp seeds
- 1 tsp spirulina powder
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 large handful of ice
Add all ingredients to blender and process until smooth.
Golden kiwi – green kiwi, pineapple, pear, apple
Avocado – banana
Swiss chard – spinach, kale, lettuce
Banana – pineapple
Hemp seeds – protein powder, cashews, Brazil nuts
Coconut water – almond milk, coconut milk, hazelnut milk, rice milk, hemp milk
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1, 16 ounce (500 ml)
- Nutrition per serving:
- Fat15 g
- Sodium15 mg
- Carbohydrates47 g
- Sugars11 g
- Protein 11 g
Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.