If you’ve been trying to visit my blog over the past couple of days I apologize for the white screen and lack of content. Now I really understand why bloggers hire designers because trying to make changes yourself can sometimes be dangerous. Yah, I definitely broke my blog trying to adjust something and had to spend the last few days contacting my host and learning all about using FTP to adjust files on my blog that dictate how it functions. Super stressful, figured it out, and am glad it’s over. If any other bloggers out there ever break their blog trying to code (unsuccessfully) you now know who to call.
Now that that madness is resolved, I can finally share this awesome smoothie recipe with you! Much like Davida over at The Healthy Maven, I was recently converted to a smoothie lover after buying a new blender. It’s crazy the difference a high quality blender can make in your life. Gone are the days of ice chunks, stringy spinach, odd textures, and busting out multiple magic bullet cups to create a smoothie large enough to curve my ferocious hunger. My smoothies now blend in 20 seconds tops and come out smooth, creamy and delicious.
This recipe is my go to for a quick, filling and balanced breakfast. The almond butter and hemp seeds provide a dose of protein and healthy fats, the blueberries, bananas and spinach add a great supply of vitamins and minerals that are sure to keep you energized, and of course the combination of flavours is amazing. There is one down side, this smoothie comes out looking like cement. Yup. You read that right. Cement. Hence the lack of pictures. I tried to make it beautiful as best I could but instead had to settle on a classic ingredient shot because I felt the real thing could be a bit of a deterrent. I promise this tastes phenom and you need to push past the not so appetizing appearance. On a more positive note, it does make for some amusing reactions if you’re drinking it on your morning commute.
- 1 large banana
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 3 tbsp. hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp. almond butter
- 1 tbsp. raw honey
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- A few ice cubes
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
- The amount of liquid in this recipe produce a more juice like consistency. If you prefer thicker smoothies, reduce the amount of almond milk to your preference.
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