12 Reasons to Have More Hemp plus 40 Hemp Smoothie Recipes

Have you had your hemp smoothie today? Try some of these healthy hemp smoothie recipes.

For thousands of years, man has been using hemp for fiber, paper, clothing, beauty aids,

food, milk , medicinals and more–making it a valuable and versatile natural resource.

Hemp seeds–which are technically a fruit–taste a bit like pine nuts, but with a milder

mellower, flavor–and a softer texture.

Small and round, they have a pleasing, slightly nutty flavor.

Hemp seeds have been hailed as one of the most nutritious foods on the planet.

Eating them–and other hemp-based foods–helps to strengthen our  immune systems,

support cardiovascular health and fend off toxins.

What’s more, traditional chinese medicine has been using hemp seeds for more than 2000

years in the treatment of health conditions and ailments.

According to hippiebutter.com:

“Hemp seeds, contain all the

essential amino acids and

 essential fatty acids necessary

 to maintain healthy  human

 life–including  all ten the

of the essential amino acids.

 

No other single plant source has

the essential amino acids in such

an easily digestible form, nor

the essential fatty acids in

as perfect a ratio to meet

human nutritional needs.”

Dubbed the world’s most nutritious seeds, hemp seeds are 33% protein, with Omega 3 and

GLA–the healthy EFAs that doctors recommend.

With a perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 Linoleic Acid and Omega-3 Linolenic Acid, they are very

important for cardiovascular health and the immune system.

Omegas per 3 tablespoons:

7.5g Omega-6 LA

3.0g Omega-3 ALA

0.6gSuper Omega-6 GLA

0.3g Super Omega-3 SDA

Hemp seeds contain 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids (EAAs)

that our bodies cannot produce, which makes them great for vegans.

12 Reasons to Have More Hemp plus 40 Hemp Smoothie Recipes

A small serving of hemp seeds–called “the world’s most nutritious seeds”.

A 1.5 tablespoon serving of hemp seeds contains:

*5 grams of protein

*86 milligrams of magnesium

*10 percent of RDA for iron

*1245 milligrams of Omega-3 fatty acids

*436 milligrams of Omega-6 fatty acids including GLA),

that supports healthy metabolism, skin, hair and nails

Hemp Seeds are:

*a rich source of phytonutrients, which help support and protect immunity, tissues,

cells, skin, organs,  bloodstream and mitochondria.

*a good source for anti-aging antioxidants such as vitamin E.

*rich in other minerals such as zinc and phosphorus.

*highly digestible, so they won’t leave you feeling bloated.

For all of these reasons and more, hemp seeds have earned their status as a super seed.

 

How to Add Hemp Seeds to Your Diet

At least 3 tablespoons of hemp seeds daily is recommended to derive its benefits.

Hemp seeds can be used to make a variety of dishes including salads, veggie burgers,

dressings and sauces, but I like to “keep it simple” and make fresh, healthy, raw hemp

seed smoothies.

I prefer to use organic fruits and ingredients in my healthy smoothies.

You can also add hemp seeds to cereal, soups and vegetable dishes.

Check out nutiva.com and hippiebutter.com for more hemp recipe ideas as well as

hemp oil, hemp protein and organic hemp shakes.

You’ll be surprised at the versatility of this small seed.

Note: Keep your hemp seeds refrigerated or in the freezer and try to use them

within 8-12 weeks of opening.

Store unopened hemp seed products in a cool dry place such as a basement.

My Favorite Hemp Smoothie Combos:

 

Pina Colada Hemp Smoothie

12 Reasons to Have More Hemp plus 40 Hemp Smoothie Recipes

This rich, creamy Pina Colado Hemp Smoothie is both nutritious and delicious.

3 tablespoons organic hemp seeds

2 tablesoons organic ground flax seeds

1 banana, frozen

1 cup pineapple, peeled and cut into chunks

1 cup coconut water

1/2 teaspoon cinammon

Blueberry Mango Hemp Smoothie

12 Reasons to Have More Hemp plus 40 Hemp Smoothie Recipes

I love to start my morning with this antioxidant-rich Blueberry Mango Hemp Smoothie.

3 tablespoons organic hemp seeds

1 banana, peeled and cut up

1 cup organic blueberries

1 mango, peeled and sliced

2/3 cup filtered water

3 ice cubes

Orange Banana Kale Hemp Smoothie

12 Reasons to Have More Hemp plus 40 Hemp Smoothie Recipes

This vitamin-rich Orange Banana Kale Hemp Smoothie is a another great way to kickstart your day!

3 tablespoons organic hemp seeds

1 frozen banana, chopped

1 whole orange, chopped

1 cup organic kale

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

2/3 cup filtered water

3 ice cubes

 

Directions for each smoothie:

Add all ingredients into a high speed blender

like a Vitamix or Blendtec.

Blend until smooth and creamy.

Do a taste test.

Blend a few seconds more, if needed.

Drink immediately.

(You can save and refrigerate any extra smoothie

 to drink later in a covered mason jar.)

36 Hemp Smoothies Combos to Try

12 Reasons to Have More Hemp plus 40 Hemp Smoothie Recipes

Bananas provide a creamy, nutritious base for many of my favorite smoothies.

1. Kale, blueberries, avocado, hemp seeds, acai powder, pomegranate juice.

2. Banana, pear, collard greens, sunflower sprouts, hemp seeds, coconut milk.

3. Banana, date, apricot, spinach, hemp seeds.

4. Mango, peach, strawberry, hemp seeds, fresh almond milk, spirulina.

5. Almond milk, raw almond butter, hemp seeds, kale, banana, soaked dates.

6. Avocado, raspberries, pomegranate, orange, hemp seeds, flax seeds, banana.

7. Spinach, blueberries, banana, cacao, hemp seeds, fresh brazil nut milk.

8. Kale, apple, water, almond milk, hemp seeds, pineapple, pea shoot sprouts, lemon.

9. Almond milk, hemp seeds, bananas, raw cacao, dates and vanilla.

10. Spirulina, raspberry and coconut kefir, hemp seeds, coconut oil.

11. Pomegranate, blueberry, strawberry, banana, chia seeds, hemp seeds, vanilla.

12 Reasons to Have More Hemp plus 40 Hemp Smoothie Recipes

Blueberries add antioxidant power to your smoothies.

12. Spinach, pineapple, avocado, fresh sesame milk, chia powder, hemp seeds, ginger, ice cubes.

13. Peach, banana, spinach, hemp protein powder.

14. Spinach, strawberries, hemp seeds, spirulina, almond milk.

15. Pineapple, banana, dandelion greens, soaked almonds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, coconut water.

16. Kale, banana, raspberries, hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, coconut water.

17. Blueberries, banana, strawberries, hemp milk,  maca root, avocado, spinach, chia seeds.

18. Wheat grass juice, raw broccoli, kiwi, ginger, apple, hemp seeds.

19. Hemp seeds, banana, strawberries, coconut water, cinnamon, maca, slippery elm.

20. Mixed berries, coconut milk, banana, hemp seeds.

12 Reasons to Have More Hemp plus 40 Hemp Smoothie Recipes

Add all kinds of fresh organic fruits and vegetables to your hemp smoothies.

21. Pineapple, celery, ginger, banana, hemp seed oil.

22. Orange, kiwi, banana, raw tahini, hemp seeds.

23. Fresh almond milk, mixed berries, raw cacao, hemp seeds.

24. Raspberry, blueberry, mango, banana, fresh almond milk, hulled hemp seeds.

25. Pomegranate, beet root, pineapple, banana, hemp seeds, cinnamon.

26. Banana, ice cubes, blueberries, fresh almond milk, romaine lettuce, hemp seed, flax oil.

27. Avocado, spinach, banana, grapes, hemp seeds, flax seeds.

28. Sweet potatoes, mangoes, bananas, hulled hemp seeds, chia seeds, soaked almonds, water.

29. Strawberries, peaches, spinach, hulled hemp seeds, fresh juice, coconut milk.

30. Flax seed, hemp seed, kale, peach, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, fresh almond milk.

31. Carrots, apple, fresh almond milk, spinach, vanilla, hemp seed, berries, hemp protein powder.

32. Lemon, kale, banana, apple, date, hemp seeds, cucumber, water and ice.

33. Raspberries, blueberries, cocoa, hemp seed, hemp seed protein powder, almond milk.

34. Tomato, avocado, flax seeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, spinach, dulse powder, water.

35. Strawberries, mangos, blueberries, kale, hemp seeds, chia seeds, beet root powder, flax seeds.

36. Kale, spinach, chia seeds, hemp seeds, maca powder, coconut oil, orange, strawberries, banana.

12 Reasons to Have More Hemp plus 40 Hemp Smoothie Recipes

Ground flaxseeds are another nutritional powerhouse to add to smoohies.

Where to Buy Hemp Seeds

Most well-stocked health foods store carry hemp seeds.

You can buy them in bulk at some stores.

Or you can order from many online stores.

Two popular hemp suppliers are nutiva.com and

hippiebutter.com

 

What is in your favorite hemp seed smoothie combination? Share your suggestions with us.

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