This week our friends at Further Food developed a healthy recipe exclusively for one of our readers. The beautiful smoothie you see here was created for Sonia F., who was looking for a vegan recipe that featured power foods. We brought together superfoods like spirulina, bee pollen, and hemp seeds, to create what we think of as a mean, green power machine!

Use this recipe to make an easy nutritious breakfast or afternoon snack. Some say that these superfoods can help in preventing cancer and other diseases. The hemp hearts provide pure protein, and the spirulina is packed with the most coveted vitamin for vegans: B12. The lime adds a vitamin c and calcium boost, as do the greens! Get blending, folks.

Photos by Caroline Chambers

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Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1 handful greens (baby spinach is best)
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup avocado
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/2 lime, juiced (about 1 tablespoon lime juice)
  • 1 teaspoon spirulina
  • pinch salt
  • 11/2 cups liquid: water, almond milk, hemp milk, kefir mixed with water
toppings
  • 1 tablesppon hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon bee pollen

Directions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in the blender and blend until desired consistency.

  2. Top with hemp seeds and bee pollen, or get creative! Chopped fruit like strawberry and kiwi are good options, or raw cocoa nibs if you’re into those.

Nutritional Information

Calories
233
Total Fat
12g
Saturated Fat
1g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
357mg
Carbohydrates
27g
Dietary Fiber
7g
Sugars
11g
Protein
8g
YIELD:

2 smoothies