Soothing Smoothie

Soothing Smoothie

Mix all ingredients together and serve! Serves 1

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1/4 cup Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1/2 cup packed spinach
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts
  • 1/2 peeled cucumber (optional)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • stevia, to taste

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  1. wish i could taste this one first! (before buying the ingredients)
    the only tricky part for me is(how do they affect the taste):
    1. the aloe vera gel. I haven’t ‘ingested’ this yet, but I have some in the medicine cabinet for sunburns, but I am guessing this is different
    2. hemp hearts. at work we get drug tested, and I have read somewhat about hemp hearts not containing THC, so it isnt supposed to have the intoxicating effect, but I am wondering if it is similiarly low in strength like decaf coffee. (has some caffeine but a drastically lower amount). I dont want to eat hemp hearts and fail drug screen at work!
    Also have a question about the protein powder you use. In trying to cut out/back on dairy, a lot of protein powders have whey as a source. Recently I discovered some that use brown rice, and also peas for protein but not tasted them, although they would fit the dairy free regimen. If you have time, I’d like to hear your thoughts!

    Comment by mike e — 11 February, 2014 @ 5:14 pm

  2. It’s pretty yummy!

    1) Do not ingest what’s in your medicine cabinet - there is a special dietary supplement of aloe vera made for consumption. I found my bottle at Whole Foods.
    2) Hemp Hearts - Hemp is not the same thing as marijuana. Although they come from the same species of plant, hemp only contains very small amounts of THC. The only food-related study I could find was that of hemp-oil being consumed is very large quantities over the course of 4.5 days in which they came back positive. The likelihood that you would be consuming the equivilant in hemp seeds is very unlikely.
    3) Hemp Force is what DDP recommends. It is tested safe for drug screenings and the ingredients are Hemp protein, Hemp Hearts, Cocoa, Maca Root, Vanilla Extract, and Stevia.
    Hope this helps! 🙂

    Comment by Christina Russell — 11 February, 2014 @ 8:02 pm

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