Spinach and pumpkin seeds in a smoothie recipe? Sounds more like a Thanksgiving meal than a cool summer treat, right? Well, not exactly! This is actually the perfect summer pick-me-up for a pre-hike or post-workout or as a lean breakfast or lunch.
Loaded with so much delicious flavor from almond milk, pumpkin seeds, coconut oil, raw chocolate and banana, you really won’t believe how much healthy goodness this smoothie recipe also packs. And it really does: 2 full cups of fresh spinach leaves, plus we add our very own organic mustHave greens for added nutritional value. But you can use any powdered green like pure spirulina, powdered alfalfa or wheatgrass. Not only do they amp up the nutrition, but they bring an earthy and slight sweetness to the smoothie too.
You can mix in a scoop of our very own mustHave organic protein too for an extra creamy protein boost—especially good if you’re using this as a meal replacement or workout recovery drink.
It only takes minutes to make and seconds to drink! It’ll soon be your favorite go-to smoothie recipe all year round.
Spinach and Pumpkin Seed Smoothie Recipe with Organic Greens
Makes 2 large smoothies
2 cups spinach, rinsed
1/2 banana, fresh or frozen
1 teaspoon dried powdered greens
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or nondairy milk of your choice)
2 tbsp organic, raw unsalted pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp coconut oil (or almond butter)
2 cups large ice cubes
½ cup hemp seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 tsp raw caco nibs
Sprinkle of ground cardamom
Fresh mint leaves
Add all ingredients except garnish to a high powered blender. Add more milk if needed. Pour into chilled glasses and garnish with raw cacao nibs, mint leaves and a dusting of cardamom powder.
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