3 Healthy Smoothie Recipes

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.

3 healthy breakfast smoothies

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.

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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. 

3 healthy breakfast smoothies
3 healthy breakfast smoothies

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! 

3 healthy breakfast smoothies
3 healthy breakfast smoothies

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.

3 healthy breakfast smoothies
3 healthy breakfast smoothies

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.

3 healthy breakfast smoothies

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. 

3 healthy breakfast smoothies

 

Recipe

Mango-Orange and Turmeric Smoothie

3 delicious healthy vegan smoothies that will help energize, detox and fuel your body for the day.
Prep Time: 8 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts
  • 1 Blood orange
  • 1 Mango
  • 1 inch turmeric root
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ large carrot
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Instructions:

Directions

  • Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend for about 30-60 seconds until smooth.
  • Serve right away and enjoy!

Notes

If freezing your smoothies make sure to use an air tight glass jar and leave about an inch of space for it to expand when frozen. Thaw overnight in the fridge and enjoy for breakfast.

 

Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Raspberry Smoothie

Prep Time: 8 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 tbsp. cacao nibs
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp. Manitoba Harvest HempPro 70 Chocolate
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1 ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk from the carton

Instructions:

  • Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend for about 30-60 seconds until smooth.
  • Serve right away and enjoy!

Notes

If freezing your smoothies make sure to use an air tight glass jar and leave about an inch of space for it to expand when frozen. Thaw overnight in the fridge and enjoy for breakfast.

 

Recipe

Prep Time: 8 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts
  • 1 Blood orange
  • 1 Mango
  • 1 inch turmeric root
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ large carrot
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Instructions:

  • Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend for about 30-60 seconds until smooth.
  • Serve right away and enjoy!

Notes

If freezing your smoothies make sure to use an air tight glass jar and leave about an inch of space for it to expand when frozen. Thaw overnight in the fridge and enjoy for breakfast.
3 healthy breakfast smoothies

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  1. Nikole, I really like your smoothie images and the chocolate peanut butter raspberry recipes sounds so delicious, I will definitely give it a try! If you get a chance, try out one of my smoothies as well and let me know what you think 🙂