Lean, Mean Peaches & Green Smoothie

Peaches & Green Smoothie

Don’t be fooled by this smoothie’s rather innocent-looking pale green hue. There’s a lot more nutrition under the hood than this picture might have you believe.

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You see, this smoothie is a lean, mean, brain-boosting, fat-busting smoothie of surprising proportions. Unlike the majority of smoothies many of us make, this one is not very sweet.

It is luxuriously creamy because of the avocado and offers a somewhat pronounced, nutty taste from the hemp seeds. It’s really more of a savoury smoothie than a sweet one. And it’s delicious! That is, if you like green smoothies. Lean, mean, not-so-sweet smoothies, I mean. (And in case it wasn’t clear: this is not a smoothie for wimps. Ha!)

Peaches & Green Smoothie

You’ll notice that hemp seeds play a starring role in this green smoothie. With their high quantity of omega 3 fatty acids, hemp seeds are excellent for both the young and the young-at-heart.

They are considered “essential” fatty acids because they have to come from our diets; they aren’t produced within the body. They are essential for many, many conditions. (I talked about Omega 3s in more depth in this recent post).

Hemp seeds are also a superstar when it comes to plant-based protein. One tablespoon of hemp seeds has an impressive 5-6 grams of protein, so this smoothie has between 20-24 grams of protein based on my recipe. One note: hemp seeds do have a distinctive flavour so feel free to adjust how much of them you use. Feel free to split this with a friend or drink it all down if you don’t feel like sharing!

Here’s the recipe for my Lean, Mean Peaches & Green Smoothie:

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Lean, Mean Peaches & Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 cup packed fresh spinach
  • 1 cup frozen peaches*
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • 1 small ripe avocado
  • ½ small orange if you’re even more of a green smoothie fan, you can leave this out
  • * You can also make this with fresh peaches. If so reduce to ½ cup of fruit and add ½ cup ice cubes.

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredints in a high-powdered water.
  2. Add more water if you prefer a thinner smoothie.
  3. Serve with a slice of peach or extra hemp seeds if you’re hardcore like that!

Now tell me: do you love green smoothies or do you try to avoid them at all costs?

Life is a plate… Eat up!

Ashleigh

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