Hemp seeds are one of the best, most concentrated sources of omega-3s—better (and tastier) than flaxseeds. They make a great addition to this creamy smoothie. You can find hempseeds and hemp milk at most natural foods markets.

Green Velvet Smoothie with Banana & Avocado

Ingredients

2 medium curly kale or collard leaves, torn
1 medium banana
1⁄2 medium ripe avocado
2 cups vanilla nondairy milk (try almond or hemp milk)
2 tablespoons hemp seeds, optional (but highly recommended)
Lemon juice to taste
Agave nectar to taste

Preparation

Combine the greens, banana, avocado, nondairy milk, and hemp seeds (if you’re using them) in a blender. Blend on high speed until completely smooth. Pour into a 12-ounce tumbler and add a little lemon juice and agave nectar to taste. Drink at once at room temperature or add an ice cube or two.

Makes two 12-ounce servings.

Reprinted with permission from Wild About Greens © 2012 by Nava Atlas, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Photographs by Susan Voisin.