Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hemp Heart Smoothie

My Mom and I have recently become addicted to Hemp Hearts...and I know what you are thinking...and no it is not a drug.  This is what they look like...

Do you know what hemp hearts are?  They are shelled hemp seeds.  They are little nuggets of deliciousness!  They are good for digestion, increased energy, weight loss, less cravings for sweets, heart health including blood pressure, healthy cholesterol levels,  and they also help control blood sugar levels.  The list goes on and on and on...read this for more information about hemp hearts.

This is a nice delicious dairy free smoothie!  I have been making it a few times a week for either breakfast or lunch, and love it!  It is great before a workout, gives me lots of energy...
more energy = more calories burned = more cookies I am allowed to eat : )
Hemp Hearts Smoothies
serves 2, 
I drink 1/2 then freeze the other 1/2 and just blend 
with a little more coconut milk when I want the rest

1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup coconut milk or any milk you prefer
4 TBS Hemp Hearts (I imagine you could swap in almond butter as well if you like)
1 TBS Honey
1 TBS Flax seed oil
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Blend together in a blender until smooth.

Hemp hearts can be purchased at most Health Food stores or online.

Eat your heart out,


  1. I need to check this out, girl. I'm all about the smoothies and I add chia seeds to almost all of them. Do the hearts add a flavor or texture at all? Or is it really just a health benefit?

  2. Hey Mary! The hemp hearts have a nutty flavor to them. I have never tried chia seeds before, that is next on my list of things to try!

  3. Hemp hearts do not taste like Chia seeds. Just like Mary said, they taste like nuts and really do give you an abundant of energy. Chia seeds are super good for you too, but they do not give you the energy that hemp hearts do.