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Winter Glow Green Smoothie with Hemp & Ginger - The First Mess

Winter Glow Green Smoothie with Hemp & Ginger

This Winter glow green smoothie has a bit of spice from ginger and cinnamon, sweetness from pear, and protein/creamy-ness from hemp hearts. Fresh lemon brightens everything up in this healthy breakfast smoothie.
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword 10 ingredients, all seasons, cinnamon, fall, ginger, greens, hemp seeds, kale, lemon, MCT oil, mint, pear, spinach, winter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1



  • 1 cup chopped greens (I like a 50/50 mix of baby spinach and kale)
  • small handful fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon MCT oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ripe pear, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup water


  • In an upright blender, combine the greens, mint, hemp hearts, ginger, cinnamon, salt, MCT oil, lemon juice, pear, and water. Blend the mixture on high until completely smooth. Enjoy the winter glow green smoothie immediately, with an extra sprinkle of hemp hearts on top if you like.


  • I think a pinch of ground cardamom would be so delicious in this smoothie.
  • I peeled my pear to get that ultra green shade (always doing it for the photo haha), but normally I’d leave it.
  • I like using a mix of mild and strong greens for a green smoothie like this one. If your taste buds are hardy enough for all kale though, definitely go for it ;)
  • The pear should be quite ripe for the right level of sweetness.
  • This smoothie ends up being room temperature, which I like in this colder climate.