Banana, Date, and Hemp Smoothie

If you need to take a moment to kick back and relax, sipping on this magnesium-rich smoothie is the way to go. Made with nutty hemp milk full of essential fatty acids, probiotic-rich kefir, and naturally sweet cinnamon, you can enjoy this beverage, courtesy of Julie Smolyansky, for breakfast, dessert, or whenever the craving strikes.

From THE KEFIR COOKBOOK: An Ancient Healing Superfood for Modern Life, Recipes from My Family Table and Around the World. Copyright © 2018 by Julie Smolyansky. Reprinted with permission by HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

1 cup organic plain whole-milk kefir
1 small frozen banana
1/2 cup hemp milk
1/2 cup chopped pitted Medjool dates
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 pinch ground cinnamon, plus extra for garnish
1 pinch sea salt or Himalayan pink salt
1 tbsp peanut butter, for garnish

1. In a blender, combine all ingredients except peanut butter and blend until you achieve your desired consistency.


2. Garnish with cinnamon and the peanut butter.