Hope you like it -- happy snacking.
Recipe by... veggiesandgin.com
Serves approx. 2
1 large organic apple (or 2 small), peeled, cored, and chopped
1 large organic pear, peeled, cored, and chopped
2 organic celery stalks, chopped
1 frozen banana, chopped
3 tbsp raw shelled hemp seeds, plus more for topping
1 tbsp ground flax seeds
juice of 1 lemon
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
water or coconut water, as needed
unsweetened dried cherries, for topping
In a large blender, blend apple, pear, celery, and lemon juice with enough water to roughly combine the ingredients. Add the hemp seeds, cinnamon, vanilla, frozen cherries, and frozen banana. Blend until fully incorporated, adding water as needed.
Evenly distribute the smoothie between two 16 oz. jars or glasses (you may have some leftover) and top each smoothie with a teaspoon of hemp seeds and a small handful of dried cherries. Serve.
Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for a day.
Note: Take the cherries out of the freezer about 20-30 minutes before you prepare the smoothie and allow them to slightly defrost on the counter. Peeling the apples and pears is optional -- I usually don't.