Wake Me Up Smoothie
25/05/2018 | Tamara Brown
A zingy green smoothie to get you going on those mornings you'd really rather stay in bed!!
Instead of pre-making cashew milk, you can soak 1/2 cup of cashews and throw them in with 2 cups of water. Saves time and prep!
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A word from The Raw Food Girl
You can have the greatest, healthiest, most fulfilled life in the world and still have days where you really just don’t want to get out of bed.
Maybe you’re tired because you’ve been up all night with a crying baby. Maybe you partied all night long and are now dog tired and hung over. Or maybe you went to bed early, had an excellent night sleep and for whatever reason, still wake up stuffed the next day.
We’ve all been there. Some of us more than others, but nevertheless we all have crappy I’m-so-over-it days sometimes.
On days like this, I force myself to do three things to get some energy happening. None of them are difficult so just hear me out.
So here they are. My ‘Top 3 Tips for the Totally Stuffed’.
FSANZ (Food Standards Australia and New Zealand) prohibits all species of Cannabis from being added to food or sold as food in Australia and New Zealand. So most unfortunately, this includes hemp seeds too.
In 2012, FSANZ recommended that Hemp be approved as a food source. The FSANZ report stated that:
1) Foods derived from Hemp seeds may provide a useful dietary source of many nutrients and polyunsaturated fatty acids, particularly omega-3 fatty acids.
2) Hemp seed food was different to marijuana and did not contain enough of the psychoactive ingredient known as THC to make consumers high.
3) Hemp Foods have no psychoactive properties and could not be detectable in drug tests.
4) Hemp grows distinctively different to Marijuana and would easily be detectable by drug enforcement agencies.
The Forum has rejected the FSANZ’s recommendation to approve hemp as a food source, but I hear whispers through the grapevine that hemp products may become legalised as a food source soon. I’ll keep my fingers crossed. But as of today’s post, they’re not.
It’s up to you if you’d like to consider hemp as a food source or not. If you decide not to, then use chia seeds in place of hemp for this recipe and save the hemp seeds for me!