PB&J Green + Protein Smoothie

PB&J Green Protein Smoothie

Not to toot my own horn, but this morning I made the most legit smoothie I’ve ever tasted.  If you are a fan of peanut butter & jelly, listen up!  I stumbled upon this smoothie recipe from one of my favorite bloggers and decided to give it a try, with my own twist.  I usually prefer chewing my food instead of drinking it, but this drink takes liquid nutrition to a whole other level.

Quick nutrition intermission:
This recipe contains hemp hearts, which are hulled hemp seeds.  They are a complete source of protein (meaning they contain all of the essential amino acids), packed with vitamins and minerals, full of heart healthy fatty acids, a good source of omegas 3 and 6, plus they have fiber!! What does that mean for you? Improved digestion, increased energy, weight management, better blood circulation, lowered risk of heart disease…and more.

You can buy hemp hearts in bulk, or pre-packaged from tons of brands, but I’m a fan of Happy Hemp because it’s a local company (Austin, TX) and…they have super cute packaging…

Happy Hemp

Now back to the goods.

For anyone that struggles to get their greens in during the day, my challenge to you is to drink them in the morning.  This is a simple trick that makes getting your daily dose veggies completely painless.  And when your veggies taste like pb&J….c’mon now….

Smoothie Components

PB&J Green + Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen red or purple grapes
  • 2 tbsp hemp hearts (I use Happy Hemp)
  • 2 tbsp PB2
  • 2 large handfuls of spinach
  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk (or vanilla unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Directions

  1. Put all ingredients in blender, and blend until smooth.

Nutrition: 285 kcals, 10 g fat, 30 g carbs, 18 g protein

I hope y’all enjoy this as much as I did!

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