Spring has finally sprung here in Seattle, and while smoothie season never really ends at my house, it’s definitely back in it’s fully glory. This is a little bit of a smoothie departure for me because it occurs to me that I tend to get an upset stomach and headaches after I eat more than 1 or 2 bananas per week. Does this make me sound a little kooky? Possibly. Does slowing down on the bananas make my head feel better? Absofruitly.
So anyway, this is a mango based smoothie made with the sweet, tart, magical elixir that is pomegranate juice. I’ve also been adding hemp hearts to everything lately, and between a little almond milk for added creaminess and the hemp hearts, there’s a delicious nutty flavor that pops up.What you need: (Makes two little smoothies or 1 Mandy-sized smoothie)
3/4 cup frozen mango chunks
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
a few frozen dark sweet cherries
1/2 cup of spinach
1-3 Tbsp hemp hearts depending on how hempy your dream smoothie is
1/2 cup of cold Pom juice (more if you like a thinner smoothie consistency)
about 1/2 cup unsweetened organic almond milkNow what?! Don’t worry, just put your goodies in your blender (or magic bullet, which I have linked to because I love this crazy little gadget and it’s an excellent choice when the infamous Vitamix is just a little out of reach price wise).Add the liquids and ready….set……….go! Er, blend!Partake of the sweet, sweet goodness that is your smoothie!