This has become a favourite smoothie of mine as of late, especially after a good swim or a tough workout. Even without the hemp, it’s pretty killer. The base ingredients are pineapple, banana, spinach, celery, cucumber, lime and avocado, which when blended together taste like a tart-and-tangy treat, almost margarita-esque in its sweet and sour balance (hello salt-rimmed glass?). This is also good with a bit of fresh mint.
As far as post-workout nutrition is concerned, the smoothie has lots of good things going for it. The obvious element of good carbs, vitamins and nutrients from all the fruit and vegetables. Celery and banana in particular contain electrolytes (sodium and potassium) which you lose when you sweat. Meanwhile, the hemp and flax seed add a boost of protein. The avocado add fiber and make it creamy delicious.
1 Stick of Celery
1/2 Lime, peeled (or juiced if you’re using a blender)
1 Handful of Spinach
15g (1 Tablespoon) Hemptons Hemp Protein Powder
1 Teaspoon Flax Seeds
If you have a juicer, juice the celery, pineapple, cucumber, lime and spinach. Blend the juice with the hemp protein powder, avocado, flax seeds and a few ice cubes until smooth.
If you don’t have a juicer, make sure everything is cut into blender-friendly pieces.
Put the pineapple, cucumber and lime juice at the bottom of the blender, then add everything else. Add enough water to blend everything to a smooth happy consistency.
Serve with your choice of garnishes.
|250 Calories | 8g Fat | 13g Fiber | 38g Carbs | 12g Protein|