Thursday, December 6, 2012

RECIPE - Power Packed Smoothie with Hemp and Flax Seeds

I wasn't in the mood for my usual favorite breakfast choices this morning and wanted to create something new and super healthy. I remembered I recently received Hemp and Chia seeds from the Nutiva Company, so I decided to incorporate at least one of those into my breakfast concoction. I created this delicious and power packed smoothie with lots of protein and good for you omega oils.


10 oz of milk or your favorite milk substitute 
(my favorite is 5 oz coconut milk, 5 oz skim lactose free milk)

1 scoop of Dr. Mercola's Pure Protein (which contains chia seeds)
(you can substitute your own favorite protein powder)

2 tablespoons of hemp seed

2 tablespoons of freshly ground flax seeds 
(I buy whole flax seeds and grind them myself for freshness)

1/2 of a banana (mine was frozen)

1 heaping tablespoon of Dagoba drinking chocolate dissolved in 1-2 tablespoons of hot water
(the added drinking cocoa is purely optional based on your taste preference)

I pureed all in blender and thoroughly enjoyed it for my breakfast alongside a half of a sprouted grain bagel. When I was finished, I was quite full and satisfied and that feeling lasted for many, many hours. Plus I had lots of energy for the hours I spent pulling out Christmas decoration boxes and decorating the Christmas tree!