First week of 2018 is done! I already have a feeling this year is going to fly by…they seem to do that as I get older! As I mentioned in my blog post on Wednesday, this month I am focusing on resetting my body after the holidays, and my oh my does it already feel ah-mazing to get back on track! I am sure I am not the only one on this bandwagon right now, so just know that I am cheering you on! I’ve also had some help thanks to this blueberry blast smoothie, full of awesome superfoods and plant-based protein. This smoothie recipe is also packed with healthy fats, fruits, greens, probiotics, and an extra dose of goodness thanks to the Wellness Boost by Navitas Organics.
I love starting my day off with a balanced breakfast. That doesn’t mean a BIG breakfast, it means a BALANCED meal with protein, healthy fats, and a variety of fruits and veggies for extra vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. In other words – critical fuel to keep my body going and feeling its best. I mean, don’t we all want that?
Let’s talk for a second about milk alternatives. I try to limit my dairy intake to organic aged cheese, grass-fed butter, and organic kefir. I can’t even remember the last time I put cream in my coffee (I go hard and drink black coffee), or had a glass of cow’s milk. After much research on nutritional value and taste testing, I’ve settled on homemade hemp milk as the best milk alternative for me. I also occasionally use almond, cashew, or coconut milk, but my go-to is for sure hemp milk. Hemp milk adds an extra dose of protein, essential minerals, and fatty acids, which aren’t found in a lot of nut milks. Plus, it is easy to make at home because it doesn’t require straining. When used in a recipe, like this blueberry blast smoothie, it also keeps it nut-free.
One of the best things about smoothies in the morning is you just have to throw it all in a blender and turn it on. And thanks to the Wellness Boost and Essential Blend from Navitas Organics, there is no extra measuring of ingredients – all of your superfoods are already in a convenient, ready to go blend! That means, there are only about 5 minutes…I’m giving you extra time to collect all of your ingredients…between you and this healthy blueberry blast smoothie!
Blueberry Blast SmoothiePrint Recipe
- 1 cup homemade hemp milk*
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 2 scoops Navitas Organics Vanilla Greens Essential Superfood Blend
- 1 scoop Navitas Organics Wellness Boost
- dash of ground cinnamon
- handful of baby kale or spinach leaves, approximately 1 cup
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 heaping Tbsp MCT or Coconut Oil
Add hemp milk, chia seeds, Navitas Vanilla and Greens Essential Super Food Blend, Navitas Wellness Boost, ground cinnamon, kale or spinach, blueberries, banana, and MCT or coconut oil to a large high-powered blender.
Blend on medium-high speed until desired consistency is reached, about 60-90 seconds. Add additional hemp milk if needed.
Pour into your favorite glass, top with a sprinkle of chia seeds and/or hemp hearts and enjoy!
*To make homemade hemp milk – on high speed of a power blender, blend 2 cups filtered water, ½ cup hemp seeds, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 Tbsp agave or maple syrup, and a pinch of Himalayan pink salt, for 60 seconds. Pour through a fine mesh strainer, if desired. Makes approximately 2 cups.
This post is not sponsored or endorsed by Navitas Organics, but the products used in this recipe were received for free in exchange for the development of this recipe.