Banana Hemp Green Smoothie

Serves 1

This fast blended breakfast combines leafy greens with a natural protein source—two ingredients that quick breakfasts rarely have! Hemp seeds are one of nature’s few complete proteins—containing all 9 essential amino acids—and have a slightly grassy taste and a creamy texture. Start keeping them on hand to toss into smoothies like this one or on top of salads, tacos or soups.

1 banana
1 tablespoon almond butter
2 cups spinach or kale
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
juice from 1/2 lemon
water or almond milk to blend (start w/ 1/2 cup)

1. Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth.  If you like cold smoothies, use a frozen banana or add ice.