Mizuna Green Smoothie

As you can see from the title of this post, I am all about the greens lately. Not that I wasn’t before, but you know what I mean. I was inspired to try some different greens based on what was available at the farmers’ market this week.

It seems like hydroponic farming is becoming more popular these days just from what I’ve seen at local markets. I don’t know much about it, but I bought these mizuna greens from a farmer who was selling his first batch of hydroponic greens. He assured me that they are 100% organic. The mizuna is supposed to be a Japanese mustard green, but I didn’t find it very spicy at all. I washed up the entire bag to put in a green smoothie:

Mizuna greens

I then got the hemp milk ready by simply blending 1/4 cup of hemp seeds with 4 cups of water. Honestly, what could be easier than making homemade hemp milk? It goes from this:

Making hemp milk

To this in about 30 seconds:

Hemp milk

That’s the first of three blends I do to make my morning green smoothie. After making the hemp milk, I add my frozen fruit. In this one, I added a frozen banana, frozen blackberries, frozen peaches and frozen mango. I then just piled the greens on top:

Mizuna green smoothie

This is what it looks like after the second blend:

Making mizuna green smoothie

We are getting there, but now it’s time to add the “goodies.” <——- That’ what my Grandma used to call the toppings you would add to a salad like nuts or onions or whatever. Here’s what I include in most of my morning green smoothies (maca powder, flax meal, cacao powder, prunes, vanilla, tofu, ZSweet and chia seeds):

Making mizuna green smoothie with add-ins

One more final blend, and the smoothie is ready. This one was absolutely delicious…cold and refreshing without being too green at all.

Dairy-free Mizuna Green Smoothie

Here’s the recipe:

Mizuna Green Smoothie
Mizuna Green Smoothie - 4 servings
Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 4
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen peaches
  • 1 cup frozen blackberries
  • ½ cup frozen mango
  • 1 bunch mizuna greens, washed (note: you can substitute your favorite greens)
  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 4 Medjool dates
  • 6 prunes
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  1. Make the hemp milk by combining the hemp seeds and water in a high-speed blender and process for 30 seconds.
  2. Add frozen fruit and greens to hemp milk in the blender. Use tamper if necessary to help process the ingredients again on high for about 1 minute.
  3. Add cacao powder, maca powder, flax meal, dates, prunes, and chia seeds to the blender.
  4. Process one final time for 1-2 minutes or until completely blended. Serve cold.

Mizuna Green Smoothie made dairy-free for a vegan and paleo healthy breakfast

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  1. says

    What cute vegan shoes!

    Interesting topic choice! I’m sure you’ll watch a lot of topics emerge and the research bloom throughout your career in public health.

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