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jackie’s green smoothie

by Jackie Newgent  |  December 29, 2013  |  2 Comments

A jar with a green smoothie

You guessed it … Jackie’s green smoothie is a green smoothie that’s named after me! But you don’t have to be named Jackie to reap it’s benefits and deliciousness!

It’s the perfect beverage for celebrating healthful living. It’s fresher and tastier than any bottled green juice drink that I’ve ever tried, too. Enjoy it as a post-workout snack, delightful dessert, or main feature of your breakfast. It’s my personal favorite energy drink—and a simple way to get fruits and vegetables … and plant-based protein (thanks to hemp seeds!).

Cheers!

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jackie’s green smoothie

Enjoy this smoothie as a post-workout snack, delightful dessert, or main feature of your breakfast. It’s my personal favorite energy drink—and a simple way to get fruits and vegetables … and plant-based protein (thanks to hemp seeds!). Cheers!

  • Yield: 1 serving 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons raw shelled hemp seeds
  • 1 cup frozen mango cubes
  • 1 cup chopped unpeeled English cucumber
  • 1/2 cup cold filtered water, or as needed*
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh organic baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root

Instructions

  1. Add the hemp seeds to a blender. Cover and blend until powdery.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until well puréed.
  3. Pour into a tall glass and sip.

Notes

*Want a sweeter smoothie? Use pure organic apple juice (not from concentrate) instead of water. Or add one packet of organic stevia or monk fruit sweetener.

  • Author: Jackie Newgent
  • Category: Beverage
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 large drink
  • Calories: 230
  • Sugar: 18g includes 0g added sugars
  • Sodium: 20mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: smoothie, green smoothie, beverage, fruits, veggies, post-workout, energy drink, plant-based

Tasteover Tips

  • Choose organic produce when possible to steer clear of pesticide residues and so much more
  • Hemp seeds provide a naturally nutritious burst of protein
  • Fresh mint and fresh ginger offer a refreshing zing

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  1. Great ingredients and great recipe! I can just tell by looking at the ingredients that it’s going to be not only delicious, but very healthy.

    Mango is great because it is one of the least pesticide-laden fruits we have, and it’s full of Vitamin C, antioxidants, and it helps normalize insulin levels. Couple it with the fiber and beta-carotene from spinach, and protein from the raw hemp seeds, and this looks like a great drink smoothie to get yourself moving in the morning (the mint being a stimulant also a big help!)