Jam-Packed Green Smoothie

Serves 1

5 Minute Prep Time

By Lauren Toyota & John Diemer on August 26, 2014 , categorized in Smoothies

green smoothie

By Lauren Toyota of hot for food

Not a fan of green smoothies? Well, Lauren Toyota of hot for food believes that this smoothie will give you the courage to become a regular green smoothie connoisseur.  She made the switch from coffee to green smoothies every morning and has been feeling more alive ever since, but we know that no matter when you drink this smoothie that your body will be thanking you.

Lauren always likes to add creaminess to her green smoothies with things like bananas, almond milk, and oil (either coconut or flax)—she believes that it helps to mask the idea of blended greens. Lauren has also loaded this green smoothie with protein in the form of hemp seeds and Vega One so it’ll do the body extra good first thing in the morning.

So now it’s time for you to join team green!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup fresh apple or orange juice (or for something less sweet you can use water or coconut water)
  • 1 serving French Vanilla Vega One™ Nutritional Shake
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 2 whole large leaves of kale, stems included
  • 1 green apple, cut off the core
  • ½ cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 pitted medjool dates
  • 3 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 Tbsp flax oil (or coconut oil)
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Preparation

  1. In a high powered blender combine all the ingredients until smooth.

  2. Enjoy!

Lauren Toyota & John Diemer

Lauren and John are hot for food… as long as it's vegan! They are freelance recipe developers and contributors to Vega’s Recipe Center. Together they’re cooking up vegan love and bringing the increasingly popular lifestyle to food fans across the globe via their blog, hot for food. They’re breaking all the misconceptions of what it means to be vegan one drool-worthy recipe at a time. With their knack for recreating vegan versions of everyone’s favorite comfort dishes like mac and cheese, the classic burger, stuffed crust pizza, and even cheesecake, they’re bringing veganism right into the mainstream proving that eating a plant based diet is far from boring. The blog also features many more recipe ideas including protein packed smoothies, all-natural beauty products, a collection of vegan friendly restaurant reviews, and tasty travel destinations.

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