My mornings are typically hectic seeing that I’m running after two kids while juggling my own routine. Breakfast for myself is usually the last thing I think about but the first task I tackle for the kids when I wake. London is an extremely picky eater and will decline almost anything I make. I would often stress about her lack of vitamins and protein intake until I created the ultimate smoothie packed with hemp powder which provides protein and omega-3s. I also make enough for myself and add it to my to-go mug before rushing out the door in the am.
Once a month I stock up on all of my household needs when I shop at Walmart. To my surprise, I found their healthy living products and stocked up on my favorites such as the Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro 50 Protein Powder and Native ground chia seeds. I also add the chia seeds to a lot of Rio’s baby foods which are easily digested and loaded with nutrients.
I wanted to share with you this great recipe that is great for vegans, vegetarians or anyone that would like to jump-start their mornings. I promise, even the kids will love it.
- 2 cups hulled strawberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 frozen banana, broken into pieces
- ½ cup of coconut/cashew milk (any milk of your choice is fine)
- 3 tablespoons hemp seeds (use less if you do not like the taste)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon of Nutiva Ground Chia Seeds
Place all ingredients in an upright blender and blend until completely smooth.
*You can also add 1-2 dates to your smoothie to make it sweeter.
*Today’s post was sponsored by Walmart but all opinions are 100% my own.