Saturday, May 31, 2014

This is the Smoothie: Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This is the smoothie for when you are determined to make unreasonable demands of your smoothie; when you want it to contain a full serving of greens and huge amounts of vitamin c; when you want it to have enough protein to keep you satisfied all morning; when you want it to nudge your brain chemistry towards the sunny side, to open your eyes, to please your tastebuds, to quicken your pulse. It seems like an awful lot to ask from a smoothie, but lovesmiths asked, and many blenders-full later we cried eureka.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie 
Serves 2

1 and 1/2 cups strawberries (I like frozen for a milkshake-like texture)
1 banana (frozen if possible, but I always forget and it's fine)
1/2 cup micro-greens or sprouts
2 heaping tablespoons hemp seeds
2-3 tablepsoons raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder, not as delicious but still good)
1 1/2 cup non-dairy beverage (almond, soy, or my favorite - coconut)

Combine in blender and blend until smooth. Drink immediately. Now go get 'em, tiger.