You know they’re good for you, but how can you add more super seeds such as chia, hemp and flax into everyday meals? Here’s a simple solution (and you don’t even have to turn on the stove!). Blend up this Green Protein Machine Smoothie with fresh kale, cucumber, parsley and other healthy greens, then sprinkle in a scoop or two of each type of seed. A single serving supplies nearly 15 grams of protein — plus vitamins, minerals, fiber and omega-3s!
Green Protein Machine Smoothie
Serves 1 to 2
¾ cup kale
¼ cup avocado
1/3 cup diced cucumber
2 Tbsp. chopped parsley
1 Tbsp. chopped mint
½ diced green apple
3 Tbsp. hemp seeds
1 Tbsp. flax seeds
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
1/4 cup to 1/2 cup water (use more water for thicker, shake-like consistency)
1. Combine all ingredients in blender and blend well.
“Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, a certified health coach, recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad eat better (and still enjoy food!) after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Knowles’ recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog, or visit Mo on Facebook or www.macnmos.com for more “morselicious” ideas and tips.
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