Smoothies are an easy way to incorporate more fruit and vegetables into your diet. This smoothie is high in fibre (10g) and contains many other essential nutrients including omega-3 fats, calcium, iron, vitamin C, beta-carotene, potassium and magnesium.
1 ripe banana
½ cup fresh or frozen mixed fruit
1/4 cup carrot juice
1 tbsp ground flax seeds
1 tbsp hemp hearts
1 pitted date
1/2 cup fresh spinach (washed)
1 cup almond milk (regular, soy, or rice milk can be substituted)
Mix all ingredients together in a blender. Enjoy! Makes one smoothie.
Hemp and Flax seeds:
Nutrition info (made with almond milk): Calories: 330, protein: 8 g, carbs: 60 g, fat: 10 g (1/2 from omega-3 and 6), fibre: 10g, calcium: 27% DV, vitamin C: 38% DV, iron: 13% DV, vitamin E: 80% DV. DV= daily value.