Wild Blueberry and Hemp Shake

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Wild Blueberry and Hemp Shake(raw)

I am hooked on this one. I have been trying to incorporate hemp seeds into even more meals and to change other nuts or seeds. Even though they’re so healthy and taste respectable, I always found it hard to know what to do with them. Besides for spraying them on top of my salads or blending them with quinoa in tabouli salads. I understood there needed to be better means to get them in larger amounts into my diet plan. I’ve actually never liked the hemp protein powders. They’re just too gritty and powdery, I hate the texture they provide my healthy smoothies.

What surprised me was that the whole hemp seeds have essentially the same amount of protein as the hemp protein powders. They aren’t really concentrated, and the protein isn’t isolated anyways. They’re simply lower in fat. Nevertheless the fat that’s in hemp seeds is the kind of fat that I want and frantically require in my diet! Hemp seeds have generally the ideal profile of vital fatty acids and the very best possible balance of omega 6, omega 3 and GLA. Unlike flax, which is ultra heavy in omega 3, hemp won’t toss your EFA balance off if eaten long term or in big amounts, because it’s normally balanced. It’s a 4:1 Omega 6 to 3 ratio much like the diet plan that humans evolved on for 2.5 million years. Flax also doesn’t include the GLA that hemp has, and hemp doesn’t contain oestrogen unlike flax that’s higher in phytoestrogen then soy. I might go on and on about the wellness perks of hemp and how it’s such a best full protein and high in the sulfur amino acids, however actually I just wanted to consume even more of it. You can read all about the health advantages of hemp today and below.

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While it might be an old requirement for some people, making a hemp milk from my seeds was new to me. The great thing about using it as a base for healthy smoothies and shakes is that hemp seeds don’t should be soaked, they’ve no anti-nutrients or preventions in them that have to be uninhibited by water. They’re best as they are. They also are good and soft and when mixed they quickly become a creamy white milk without any pulp to strain out. You can if you want too. Completion outcome is a white fluid with dark small bits that look like blended vanilla seeds, however there’s no obvious structure to them. Being a whole food, unlike the powder or oil, you get both the protein and EFA’s.

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Another effective superfood that I enjoy is blueberries! Wild blueberries are at the top of ORAC antioxidant charts and offer so much nutrition packed into such a small little berry. A fascinating reality I simply learned is that wild bears will eat absolutely nothing but these berries when they’re in season, and will even take a trip up to 15 miles a day on an empty tummy to locate a blueberry shrub! The American Indians called them star berries, due to their 5 point star shape bloom openings. They held an extremely high regard for these blue stars and made use of to smoke them to protect them for the winter season. The Chinese call them vision berries, due to the means they improve your vision. That’s not all they do, these little berries likewise have been revealed to likewise lower cholesterol, enhance memory, coordination, balance, and sluggish aging. Might I include that they’re also low in sugar and reduced glycemic. Perhaps I ought to just call this the Anti-Aging Shake. I have constantly loved blueberries though. This makes a really fresh and clean tasting shake. I choose to make it thick so I can consume it with a spoon prior to it melts, and it resembles a soft serve frozen treat. Things is, when I make my shakes thin enough to drink, I wind up consuming them too quickly. Needing to utilize a spoon slows me down. Well at least a little …

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Wild Blueberry and Hemp Shake:

1 1/2 Cups Pure Water

5 TB Hemp Seeds

3 TB Agave Nectar

1 TB Coconut Butter (optional)

1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract

1 10oz Bundle of Frozen Wild Blueberries

1 Cup Frozen Banana

Pinch of Sea Salt

Blend every little thing other than for the frozen components on high rate until it’s white, luscious and frothy. Then include the frozen components and mix once again on high until smooth and creamy. I choose it easy with simply the blueberries and hemp milk and it keeps the whole thing low sugar. However it’s thicker, creamier, and sweeter with the banana.

Oh by the means, the nutritional breakdown of this shake (sans banana) is roughly:

Protein: 20 grams

Carbs: 80 grams (only 38 if you omit the agave)

Fat: 25 grams or so….

Iron: About 30%

Zinc: About 40%

Magnesium: About 80%

Omegas: About –

12.5g of Omega 6 LA

5.0g of Omega 3 ALA

1.0g of Super Omega-6 GLA

0.5g of Super Omega-3 SDA

You can likewise add a nutrient rich powder to this to make it an incredibly shake. I such as to do that often, despite the fact that it tastes best on it’s own. It’s still great, simply a little powdery. Some good choices are Smoothie mix Infusion, and Active Greens. I’ve actually attempted it with the Healthy smoothie Infusion and it still tastes good. An additional excellent option to add to this would be a food based vitamin C, such as Amla, Camu Camu or Acerola Powder. The vitamin C would increase the absorption of the iron even more so! And it’s simply plain good for you …

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