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


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


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.