Summer may be coming to an end but that doesn’t mean smoothie season is over! In learning to manage my chronic illness, smoothies have become a staple in my kitchen because they’re so easy to digest and they’re a fabulous way to reap all the nutrients and goodness of fresh produce, nuts and seeds.

This is a simple smoothie is full of nutrients, anti-inflammatory omega-3s and lots of flavor. Toss together this easy whole food smoothie for a quick breakfast that will keep you satisfied and fill you up with lean protein, fiber and healthy fats.

End of Summer Hemp + Peach Smoothie

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 large ripe banana, peeled and diced
  • 1 small peach, diced
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 ½ tablespoon hemp hearts, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon honey, optional
  • Ice cubes, if needed

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Puree until smooth and serve immediately. Garnish with additional hemp hearts, if desired.

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