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This blueberry kiwi smoothie is an awesome breakfast or post workout smoothie. It's full of flavor and will keep you full thanks to the hemp seeds, which are packed with protein.
The only thing better than kiwis are kiwis in smoothie form! Honestly, this smoothie is basically summer in a glass.
Believe it or not, before creating this smoothie recipe, I hadn't eaten a kiwi in over 10 years! Let me explain.
In first grade, my class took a field trip to a brand new grocery store in my town. During the trip, we learned about the store and had the opportunity to sample some of the food, with one of the samples being kiwi. Most of the kids ate it and enjoyed it, while on the other hand, I ended up spitting mine out because I hated it so much.
That was 17 years ago.
Consequently, I developed a hatred of kiwis and didn't realize it because wow, that's a long time to go without eating a kiwi. Luckily, I'm now a fan of kiwis both on their own and in smoothies.
WHY THIS KIWI SMOOTHIE IS SO GOOD
- It's fruity, but not too sweet
- It's a great way to ease someone into eating kiwis
- It has protein without using protein powder! Hemp seeds have a ton of protein, and they taste better than protein powder (in my opinion).
Blueberries: Blueberries are a key part to this recipe; however, fresh blueberries will produce a thinner smoothie and frozen ones will create a thicker texture, so choose whichever one you prefer (either works!)
Hemp seeds: Maybe you don't like hemp seeds or maybe you can't find any (you can buy some here). If that's the case, a scoop of regular or vanilla-flavored protein powder works
Milk: I like using milk as the liquid in almost all of my smoothies. But, water or orange juice will work too.
HOW MUCH PROTEIN IS IN HEMP SEEDS?
There's 10 grams of protein in 3 tablespoons of hemp seeds. Not bad if you ask me!
OTHER HEALTHY SMOOTHIE RECIPES
Blueberry Kiwi Smoothie
- 1/2 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
- 2 kiwis
- 2 mint leaves
- 3 tbsp hemp seeds
- 4 ice cubes
- 1/2 cup almond milk or milk of choice
- Cut kiwis in half.
- Throw all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.