For those of you that receive my newsletter, this Fruit and Flax Smoothie is old news. This is the smoothie that was the featured this June as the recipe of the month. (what can I say, I’ve been a busy girl… notice there were no new videos this month?? Let’s just say I’ve fallen a little behind schedule, but I promise… they will be back;)).
Smoothies are one of the simplest and most nutritious meals/snacks you can make and as far as flavors go, well, the possibilities are endless.
I very rarely find myself making the same smoothie twice. I usually just grab whatever fruits I have on hand (or in the freezer) and have at it. The basic components of my favorite type of smoothie consists of fruit (any type, frozen or fresh), milk or yogurt of some sort (this could be soy, almond, cow, etc…. whatever you like, they all work; you could even add juice, but I like the creaminess you get from a little milk or yogurt), some type of healthy kick (in this case it was flax, sometimes I’ll add some nuts or wheat germ…just a little something to give it that “super-food” value), and finally a bit of water or/and ice depending on whether or not you use frozen fruit (if you use frozen fruit you may not need any ice).
Smoothies are a fun way to play and experiment in the kitchen. If you find yourself being a little hesitant when it comes to exploring in the kitchen, smoothies are a great place to let your hair down and get a little crazy.
A recipe will only take you so far… so don’t hesitate to steer off track a little and add your own twists and turns. A good general rule to follow in the kitchen is this; “If you think it will taste good, it probably will”, so trust your instincts and get smoothie crazy!!
I’d love to hear some of your favorite smoothie creations… so tell me, what’s your favorite smoothie?
Fruit and Flax Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1 cup soy, rice, or skim milk
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup frozen berries
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
Mix in blender until blended and serve!
Note: You can add other ingredients for added nutrition such as a spoon full of bee pollen, coconut oil, flax seed oil, or a scoop of protein powder.
Calories: 216; Total Fat: 4.8g; Saturated Fat: 0.3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 17mg; Carbohydrate: 37.8g; Dietary Fiber: 8.6g; Sugars: 21.2g; Protein: 7.2g