This banana, hemp and strawberry breakfast smoothie (vegan) will boost your energy and is the perfect healthy start to your day.
Don't drink smoothies in the winter? You're missing out. They may not be hot, 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 to give your immune system a boost.
This 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.
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!
I've also 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?
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!
MORE QUICK VEGAN BREAKFASTS
Banana, Hemp & Strawberry Smoothie (vegan & gluten-free)
- 1 banana
- 6 medium strawberries
- ¼ cup hemp hearts
- ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- ¼ cup walnuts
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- Protein powder, cacao powder, maca, lucuma, ginger powder, vanilla powder or essence
- 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.
If you’ve tried this recipe, please leave a comment or tip for others below. I'd love to know how you’ve made it your own!