Two glasses of Blueberry Hemp Smoothie on a table

Blueberry Hemp Smoothie

Since going gluten-free to improve my Crohn's symptoms in 2013, I knew my traditional grab-and-go breakfasts comprised of bagels and muffins had to drastically change. Gone were the days of buying a ham, egg, and cheese on a bagel on the walk to work.

But I didn't have time to actually sit and have breakfast at home since I usually got to the office no later than 7:30 a.m. However, in addition to finding something that was portable, I needed a breakfast that would fill me long enough to last until lunch.

A breakfast on-the-go with Crohn's or colitis

Enter the blueberry hemp smoothie. Not only did it keep me full until lunch thanks to the vegan protein powder, I didn't feel weighed down like I did after eating the breakfast sandwiches in the past. Hemp seeds are also full of fiber and protein, which kept my bowels regular yet were easily digested since everything was blended. 

I honestly cannot say enough great things about this smoothie, and it is the perfect amount of sweetness to satisfy your sweet tooth without spiking your blood sugar levels. This is definitely the breakfast of champions!

Serves 2

Ingredients for blueberry hemp smoothie

  • 1/2 avocado, pitted
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (I prefer oat milk)
  • 2 tbsp. hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 scoop of vegan vanilla protein powder

Directions for blueberry hemp smoothie

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender or NutriBullet and blend until smooth.
  2. Enjoy immediately.

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 347
  • carbohydrates: 41.8g
  • cholesterol: 0mg
  • dietary fiber: 9g
  • potassium: 706mg
  • protein: 16.9g
  • saturated fat: 2g
  • sodium: 57mg
  • sugars: 23.9g
  • total fat: 18.1g

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