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Banana, Hemp & Strawberry Smoothie (vegan + gf)

Banana, Hemp and Strawberry Smoothie (vegan + GF)

Don’t drink smoothies in the winter? You’re missing out. They may not be warm, but smoothies are packed so full of goodness that they deliver a nutritional punch. Take this banana, hemp and strawberry smoothie for example: strawberries are full of vitamin C, which is great in the winter; I’ve avoided using green vegetables in the recipe so it isn’t too cooling for the body; and I’ve added in lots of fat in the form of shredded coconut and hemp seeds to fuel you in the cooler months! Finally, I’ve found adding a dash of cinnamon really helps the smoothie feel warming and energizing. And lets be honest, it makes it a little bit festive – who doesn’t love festive?

This banana, hemp and strawberry smoothie is great for breakfast or as a snack at any time of day. I also like adding a scoop of plant-based protein powder to give it an extra kick of energy. Other top recommendations for warming ingredients to include in this one are (all optional): maca, lucuma, cacao powder or nibs, ginger powder and vanilla powder or essence.

That said, if you prefer a greener smoothie for breakfast or as a snack, I can totally understand! Try the recipe for this Everyday Breakfast Smoothie instead. It’s packed full of mango and spinach, and is a refreshing alternative to this Banana, Hemp and Strawberry Smoothie. Happy blending!

Banana, Hemp & Strawberry Smoothie (vegan + gf)

This banana, hemp and strawberry breakfast smoothie is the perfect combination of ingredients to warm you on a colder day.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: healthy, vegan
Keyword: banana hemp strawberry smoothie
Servings: 1 portion

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 6 medium strawberries
  • ¼ cup hemp hearts
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon

Optional

  • Protein powder, cacao powder, maca, lucuma, ginger powder, vanilla powder or essence

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender with ⅔ cup water.
  • Blend on high for about 30 seconds (until the mixture is totally smooth and lump-free).
  • Serve and drink immediately.

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