Summer in San Francisco is not really summer, but I still like to enjoy the amazing flavors and make summer treats like this smoothie and plum & coconut popsicles. This mojito power protein smoothie is perfect for an afternoon boost or a well-balanced breakfast. It's packed with healthy fats, two of the best plant-based protein sources (spirulina, hemp seeds), and fresh greens that offer a wide spectrum of vitamins and minerals.
Two of the best plant-based protein sources:
Spirulina - Blue-green algea that grows in fresh water lakes all over the world and is truly a superfood. It is made up of about 60-70% plant protein, which makes it the world's highest source of protein. Spirulina supports blood sugar regulation, immunity, kidney function, skin issues, cholesterol levels, depression, and provides lasting energy.
Hemp seeds - A complete protein, containing all essential amino acids. They have a perfect balance of protein, essential fats, enzymes, and vitamins. Hemp seeds are excellent for controlling blood sugar, reducing inflammation, improving circulation, muscle recovery, immune support, and providing sustained energy.
1 frozen banana
2 heaping teaspoons spirulina powder
1 large handful mint leaves
2 cups spinach
2 cups coconut water (or filtered water)
3 Tablespoons hemp seeds (or chia seeds)
Juice of 1 lemon
Pinch of sea salt
- Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Pour into fancy glasses and enjoy.
Serves 2 or 1 for a nice big meal (I drink the whole thing for breakfast)