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Organic Mulberry Hemp Smoothie with Navitas Naturals and Stonyfield

Navitas Naturals Organic Mulberry Berries and Organic Hemp Seeds

Navitas Naturals Organic Mullberry Berries and Hemp Seeds

Navitas Naturals Organic Mulberry Berries and Hemp Seeds

I’m always on the lookout for new organic ingredients to add into my diet so I was intrigued when Stonyfield offered the Stonyfield bloggers a chance to try Navitas Naturals Organic Mulberry Berries. We were also sent Organic Hemp Seeds as well which I love already!

Navitas Naturals Mulberries

Navitas Naturals Mulberries

I had heard of Mulberries before but didn’t actually know anything about them so had to do a little bit of homework. Navitas Naturals dried organic mulberries are white mulberries. Navitas Naturals White mulberries are grown in Turkey along the “Silk Road.”

Organic White Mulberries

Organic White Mulberries

While the leaves of the mulberry trees are sometimes used for medicinal purposes the berries they have some great benefits in your diet. Mulberries are often eaten dried and have a low sugar content. They have a taste similar to figs. They also contain, “high amounts of phenolic flavonoid phytochemicals called anthocyanins” which have many possible benefits to your health. They also have “resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant nutrient also found in red wine.” These little berries also contain high levels of fiber and protein. These little superfruits are a superfood that can be added to smoothies, salads, granola, trail mix and more

Organic Hemp Seeds

Organic Hemp Seeds

Navitas Naturals Organic Hemp Seeds are another great superfood to keep handy in your pantry. Hemp Seeds are a fantastic veggie protein and high in Omega -3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids. Hemp Seeds “include all the essential amino acids, making it an excellent choice for athletes, vegetarians, vegans and anyone needing to boost their protein intake. (SOURCE).” I love adding nutty hemp seeds to smoothies, yogurt and salad too!

Recipe: Organic Mulberry Hemp Smoothie

Organic Mulberry Hemp Smoothie Recipe

Organic Mulberry Hemp Smoothie Recipe

Since Mulberries have a flavor similar to figs I decided to create a vanilla based smoothie with Stonyfield Organic Vanilla Yogurt. I added some cinnamon too which blended well with the mulberries and hemp seeds.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Navitas Naturals Organic Mulberry Berries
  • 2 teaspoons Navitas Naturals Organic Hemp Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Stonyfield Organic Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1 Cup Stonyfield Organic Lowfat Milk
  • 1/2 an Organic Banana
  • Crushed Ice
  • 1 teaspoon Organic Cinnamon

Directions:

Add ingredients to your blender. Serve with cinnamon, hemp seeds and a few mulberries sprinkled on top. Enjoy!

What is your wildest smoothie creation? How do you like to use mulberries and hemp hearts?

Organic Runner Mom

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21 responses

21 responses

  1. I’ve seen those products at Whole Foods but never paid much attention! I’ll have to try them.

    I’ve been making smoothies for my youngest who has a broken leg–between the pain meds and the bad break, I wanted to give him some good healing nutrition. I’ve been having a blast with ingredients–I think I’ll write about it on the blog. But the oddest thing I’ve used so far has been beets!
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  2. Ooh, this sounds incredible! These ingredients sound like they would be great together, and the smoothie looks absolutely scrumptious! Can’t wait to give it a try! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

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