Blueberry Hemp + Flaxseed Smoothie

add Kefir for your daily probiotic dose ~ its easy to make your own plant based Kefir

A great smoothie to help support your digestion, hormone health, immune system and weight management.  Blueberries, flax and hemp seed, give you a powerhouse of nutrients per glass: Omega 3. fibre insoluble and soluble, lignans which have plant estrogen, amino acids for healthy hormones, heart, skin and joints.  You can make your own flaxseed milk kefir for your daily probiotic dose or add a purchased plain, unsweetened, sugar-free kefir or yoghurt.

  • Prep 5 mins
  • Cook Time 0
  • Difficulty Low
  • Servingmakes 4 cups
  • Digestion

    Digestion is an important part of our nutrient absorption & natural detoxification. Recipes have ingredients that support the digestive system.

  • Hormone Balancing

    Eating foods rich in certain vitamins minerals & phytonutrients can help balance our bodies hormones and endocrine system which affect our adrenal, thyroid, reproductive health.

    Hormonal imbalances may cause a wide variety of different symptoms from fatigue, mood swings, brain fog, anxiety, insomnia, weight gain, weight loss, food cravings, skin + hair + nail health, muscle weakness or pain, inflammation, dryness, infertility, 

    Foods that can help with balancing hormones;

    Leafy Greens & Root Vegetables - high in antioxidants
    Nuts - walnuts, brazil nuts,
    Seeds - flax, hemp, chia, pumpkin, sunflower, 
    Whole Grains
    Legumes
    Wild-caught Omega 3 rich fish like Salmon
    Coconut Oil - Medium Triglyercide
    Seaweeds & Nettles, Parsley, Dandelions
    Medicinal Herbs like Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Maca, Triphala, Licorice, Adaptogens

    Omega 3's, Iodine, Selenium, Vitamin B's & D, Digestive enzymes, bitters, 

    Probiotic and prebiotic foods
    Anti-inflammatory Foods
    Clean water
    Organic & low toxic foods, body & household products


  • Immune Support

    Recipes have ingredients that support our immune system and help our bodies to fight bacterial and viral infections.  Foods high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals support our immune functions.  Food and herbs with anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties help our bodies fight infection and support our immune response.

  • Omega 3
  • Plant Protein

    Recipes with plant protein-rich ingredients.  Examples of plant-based high protein foods include; quinoa, teff, millet, wild rice, oats, buckwheat, amaranth, sorghum, wheat, nuts, seeds, hemp seeds, peas, beans, lentils, legumes, soy, tofu & tempeh, broccoli, brussels, spinach, kale, mushrooms, nutritional yeast.

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup blueberries - frozen or fresh
  • 2-3 tbsp hemp heart seeds
  • 1-2 tbsp whole flax seeds**
  • 2 cups water or plant milk
  • 1 cup kefir OR yoghurt or water/milk
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Method

Blueberry Hemp + Flaxseed Smoothie

 

ADD all ingredients into a blender and blend until liquid-smooth.   

 

IF to thick for your liking ADD ¼ – ½ – 1 cup water or milk or kefir and re-blend to your desired consistency.

 

TASTE adjust sweetness try not to add any sugars, add some fruit first like Orange then honey if you need to.

 

SERVE in a glass, to-go cup or mason jar and take it with you for work, play, post-workout.

 

STORE in a glass jar in the fridge, shake well before drinking. 

 

CLEAN your blender by adding 2 cups hot water and just a drop of dish soap, blend then rinse – so easy!

Tips + Suggestions

*Kefir Substitute; if you don’t have kefir add yoghurt, water or milk 

 

ADDITIONS
       a banana or a whole orange if you want more sweetness and nutrients in your smoothie

      Protein powder plant-based 1-2scoops or other herbal medicinals or superfoods if you like.

 

STORE hemp hearts and flaxseeds in the freeze or fridge, the omega 3 and other healthy fats + oils in the seeds are not long term shelf-stable and can go rancid very quickly. 

 

** LOW FODMAP diet use 1 tbsp flaxseeds not 2.

 

DETAILS How to make PLANT MILK & then ferment to make KEFIR