Smoothies are an efficient way to eat your fruits and veggies, but assembling and washing the eclectic mix of produce can cut into that efficiency.
The solution? Clovis Farms Super Smoothie — single-serving packs of frozen berries (blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries), kale, spinach, and bananas with no added sweeteners!
And since they’re frozen, your smoothie is so naturally frosty and creamy, you can eat it with a spoon.
I boosted the brain- and heart-healthy nutrients and protein by combining the fruits and greens with unsweetened soy milk, hemp hearts, and ground flaxseeds.
The added protein and omega-3 fats from the hemp hearts and flaxseeds help slow digestion, which will keep you satisfied longer.
Berries are anti-aging superstars, and raspberries and blackberries top my list of high-fiber fruits.
They contain a whopping 8 grams per cup! (A medium apple contains 4.4 grams of fiber.) Aim for 40 grams of fiber per day.
What’s In It
- 1 frozen 8-oz packet organic Clovis Farms Super Smoothie, fruit and vegetable blend
- 1 cup Silk Unsweet Soy Milk
- 2 tablespoons Manitoba Harvest organic hemp hearts*
- 1 tablespoon Spectrum ground flaxseed
Optional: For more healthy antioxidants and a hint of chocolate, I often add 1 tablespoon 100% unsweetened cocoa (non-alkalized, not Dutch processed).
*You can substitute the 2 tablespoons of hemp hearts with 4 tablespoons of unsweetened hemp protein powder.
Hemp is a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids that humans must get from food. Here’s how the hearts and powder compare:
4 tablespoons of organic unsweetened Manitoba Harvest Hemp Yeah! Max Fiber Protein Powder (130 calories, 3 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 14 g carbohydrate, 13 g fiber, 13 g protein, 51 mg calcium, 299 mg potassium)
How It’s Made
- Add soy milk, hemp hearts, flaxseeds, then frozen fruit to blender.
- Blend on high for 60 seconds or until desired texture is achieved. Add more milk if you prefer a thinner consistency.
Pour into a glass, garnish as desired, and enjoy!
Makes 1 serving.
Calories per serving: 335; Sodium: 100 mg; Fat: 18 g (1.5 g saturated fat); Protein: 18.2 g; Carbohydrates: 28.7 g; Fiber: 11.2 g; Calcium: 426 mg; Potassium: 1226 mg
Nutrition Facts (made with Hemp Yeah! Max Fiber Hemp Protein Powder)
Calories per serving: 345; Sodium: 100 mg; Fat: 11 g (0.75 g saturated fat); Protein: 24.5 g; Carbohydrates: 42 g; Fiber: 24.5 g; Calcium: 465 mg: Potassium: 1303 mg