Lemon-Blueberry Smoothie with Anti-Inflammatory Properties

This vibrant and lemony smoothie has a variety of antioxidants, including kale, hemp seeds, and green tea, all of which can assist in the fight against inflammation.

Baby spinach is a good substitute for baby kale in the event that you are unable to locate baby kale. The natural sweetness of bananas is added. 

Simply adding a little bit of honey can do the trick if you want it to have a little bit more sweetness.

Ingredients 1 cup frozen blueberries, plus more for garnish 1 medium ripe banana, peeled and frozen 1 cup packed baby kale 1/2 cup unsweetened plain almond milk

1/2 cup chilled unsweetened brewed green tea 2 tablespoons hulled hemp seeds 3/4 teaspoon lemon zest, plus more for garnish 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon honey (optional) 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Directions Place blueberries, banana, kale, almond milk, tea, hemp seeds, lemon zest, lemon juice, honey (if using) and ginger in a blender; process until smooth, about 25 seconds. 

Pour into a glass. Garnish with additional blueberries and/or lemon zest, if desired.

To make ahead Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 day.

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