So why all the seeds? Here are some of the reasons why we love to add seeds to our smoothies at Inspire Organics:
According to Healthline, Flax seeds are a good source of fiber, protein, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. The outer shell of the seed is hard for our bodies to break down, so it's best to use ground flax seed in your recipes. That way, you will be sure to get all of the benefits.
Chia seeds are full of important nutrients, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. They've got fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids and are a good source of calcium, phosphorous and zinc.
Hemp seeds have fiber, protein, potassium, vitamin A and iron, as well as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, according to WebMD.
Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids are essential for cardiovascular health and protect against inflammation. They are also important for brain health. The fiber in these seeds helps with digestion and regulating blood sugar. And the vitamins and minerals help to keep your immune system in tip top shape.
As you can see, there are so many nutritional benefits to adding seeds into your diet that having them in this smoothie is a no-brainer (pun intended). 😉 Plus, with all of the superfoods and adaptogens in Light Up, you can think of this smoothie as your secret weapon to staying healthy, energized and feeling your best.
Ready to add this smoothie to your repertoire? Here's the recipe:
Super Greens Light Up Smoothie
- 2 handfuls of Power Greens or baby spinach, kale, chard
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 tsp spirulina
- 1 tbsp ground flax seed
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 2 tbsp baked coconut shreds (topping)
- 1 scoop of Light Up (or 2 if you are sharing the smoothie)
- 1-2 cups of plant-based milk or water
We'd love to see what kinds of smoothies you make with your Light Up! Take a picture, post it on social media and tag us!