Start your day with this refreshing Berry Bliss Smoothie.
This all-time favorite blend of berries combined with spinach, chia and hemp seeds is packed full of antioxidants, vitamins, protein, healthy fats, omegas, minerals and fiber. What a great way to feel refreshed and energized to take on your day!
Why add these ingredients?
Cacao powder: Made from cacao beans, both nibs and powder have some serious super powers. They’re exceptionally rich in antioxidants, which fight off damage to the body, such as premature aging and certain cancers. They contain potassium, iron and magnesium. They’ve been shown to reduce inflammation and improve heart health. They’re loaded with fiber, which helps promote healthy digestion and, last but not least, they stimulate serotonin and dopamine in the brain (a.k.a. feel-good hormones).
Chia seeds: Not only are they rich in protein, antioxidants, fiber and omega 3’s, their powerful benefits range from heart health and helping your immune system to fight off bacteria and viruses to aiding in weight loss.
Hemp seeds: Rich in healthy fats, fiber and protein, as well as vitamin E and minerals, hemp seeds are a no-brainer when it comes to supercharging your smoothie. Rather than protein powder, add a spoonful of these protein-packed goodies to your smoothie.
- This recipe will yield 1 large smoothie or 2 smaller smoothies. If you’re using it as a meal replacement, supercharge it (add chia and hemp) and drink the whole thing. If it’s just a snack, freeze or share the other half!
- Anytime your fresh greens are starting to wilt, store them in a sealed freezer-bag in the freezer. When you make smoothies, use your frozen greens.
We’re always looking for ways to reduce time in the kitchen and simplify healthy eating, especially during busy mornings throughout the week.
These make-ahead smoothie packs are an easy way to prep smoothies in advance. You’ll save time and take the guesswork out of what to put into the blender during hectic mornings throughout the week.Print
Start your day with this refreshing Berry Bliss Smoothie. This all-time favorite blend of berries combined with spinach, chia and hemp seeds is packed full of antioxidants, vitamins, protein, healthy fats, omegas, minerals and fiber. What a great way to feel refreshed and energized to take on your day!
- Add all ingredients in a high-powered blender and puree to desired consistency. I like my smoothies smooooth! Nutribullets work great for this.
We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
Spinach will change the color of the smoothie. This ingredient wasn’t added to the smoothie pictured in this post.