One of my go to breakfasts for busy mornings has to be blending up a quick smoothie loaded with healthy ingredients like greens, Hemp Hearts and a variety of antioxidant rich fruits. Smoothies for me are a way to get a ton of nutrients packed into a single drinkable glass that I can literally drink during my commute to work in the mornings.
In todays post, I’m partnering up with one of my favourite Canadian brands; Manitoba Harvest. They make a variety of amazing hemp products and I’m happy to say that I’m a Brand Ambassador for the year 2016! I am excited to bring you delicious and healthy recipes each month featuring the versatility and health benefits of Hemp Hearts and how to add them to your meals.
Today I’m sharing my top 3 go-to smoothie recipes that will help start your day on the right track. First up is a tangy and refreshing Mango-Orange and Turmeric smoothie blend that is the perfect morning energy pick-me-up with anti-inflammatory properties.
Next up, we’ve got the Pineapple Green Dream smoothie that provides 2 servings of greens along with skin friendly vitamins and hydration from cucumber and pineapple. Trust me your skin will thank you for this one!
Last, but not least, my Chocolate Peanut-Butter Raspberry smoothie because I can’t forget about the chocolate lovers out there, mostly because I’m a huge one myself! I love this smoothie because it’s basically like a dessert with a ton of antioxidants and protein, perfect as a post workout drink.
I’ve always been more of a sweet break-y kind of girl and not like those who can eat last night’s dinner leftovers for breakfast… I don’t know about you but veggies for breakfast just ain’t my thing so when I can add them to a smoothie along with other things to flavour and sweeten it up, I’m definitely a happy camper.
Besides being the most convenient breakfast option, smoothies also taste amazing! You can flavour them any way you like and still make them very nutrient dense. My rule of thumb is to always add in veggies, fruit, healthy fats and a protein.
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts not only add amazing benefits like omegas, fiber and protein (even more than chia or flax per serving) but they also add a lovely creamy texture and a slightly mild nutty taste- similar to sunflower seeds. I’ve been adding Hemp Hearts to my food for years and smoothies are definitely one of the most convenient ways to do so.
Manitoba Harvest was also kind enough to offer my viewers a 20% off discount code for their entire website. Just use the coupon code “healthnut20” at checkout to receive the discount off your purchase.