Friday, 22 January 2016

Fun Food Friday - Peanut Butter & Jam Smoothie

I know its winter and smoothies might be the opposite of what you want to start off your day.  But lately I've been craving a smoothie in the morning.  There is something in having a glass full of healthy ingredients that taste great to start off your day.  Blending everything together also makes it easy for your body to digest with means an increased ability to absorb nutrients from the food you're eating.

Typically I add protein powder to my smoothies, but it is also nice to get your protein from less processed food sources somedays.  The hemp heart provide omega 3's and a complete protein and you get an added protein boost from the greek yogurt.  I also added a couple of dates to my smoothie for added sweetness.  But dates are a source of fibre and magnesium which is used by your body to assist in muscle relaxation and supports the immune system.

PB & J Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes
(2 smoothies)
  • 3 cups spinach
  • 1 cup frozen mixed fruit
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup (or more if needed) water
  • 1-2 dates (optional)

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth adding more water if needed.
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