Chocolate Hemp Smoothie
Everyone loves a chocolate smoothie! Not only is this chocolate smoothie delicious, it’s also good for you!
Bananas are a great source of dietary fiber, which can improve digestive health. On average, one banana provides 3 grams of dietary fiber per fruit. Fiber is crucial to promoting probiotic health. A fiber-rich diet can help feed your gut microbiome.
Did You Know
Fiber is crucial to promoting probiotic health. A fiber-rich diet can help feed probiotics. But How does fiber help feed your gut bacteria?
There are four key benefits that come from eating a diet rich in fiber.
One, fiber slows the rate that sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream. When you eat foods high in fiber, such as beans and whole grains, the sugar in those foods is absorbed slower, which keeps your blood glucose levels from spiking which can lead to overeating.
Two, fiber makes your intestines work faster. When you eat whole grains rich in insoluble fiber, it moves faster through your intestines, which can tell your body that you are full.
Three, fiber cleans your colon. Fiber helps clean out bacteria and other buildup in your intestines, and reduces your risk for colon cancer.
Lastly, fiber helps keep you regular. Fiber adds bulk to stool making it softer and easier to pass.
- 1 cup Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 cup water
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1–2 tbsp. cocoa
- 1/2 cup pitted soft dates
- 1 tbsp. hemp hearts
- extra water to thin and a handful of ice (optional)
- Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
- Pour yourself a tall glass and enjoy!
(Recipe adapted from Two Raspberries)