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Raspberry Banana Smoothie with Flaxseed

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Raspberry and banana make a great combination when creating a smoothie. I like to add a few extras so the smoothie has a more unique flavor. The secret to great smoothies is keeping it simple…sometimes, but every now and then I like add a few things that might surprise you. In this case adding pistachios or almonds, in a pinch will give this smoothie a nutty flavor (duh) that I think you will find enjoyable. Obviously the nutty flavor goes well with banana and is also nicely paired with the raspberries. A bit of honey sweetens it, but can be left out if you wish to drop a few calories. But I feel honey, in small doses is a nutritional supplement. Dr. Oz agrees with me.

You should also be aware that flaxseed is also very good for you. Even though flaxseed is abundantly good for you and your body; it has 3 primary components that provide it with most of its healthy benefits.

  • Omega-3 essential fatty acids, or “good fats” which have been clinically shown to be a heart healthy nutrient. Good heart, good life.
  • Lignans, which are good antioxidants for scavenging free radicals. Flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods. Yeah, that’s a lot.
  • Fiber. Flaxseed contains both the soluble and insoluble types. More fiber, means feeling fuller and eating less.

raspberry-banana-flax-smoothie Ingredients

  • 1 nicely ripe banana
  • 6 ounces raspberries
  • 6 ounces yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 2 teaspoons of chopped pistachios or almonds

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 320
  • Carbohydrate: 54g
  • Fiber: 15g
  • Sugars: 31g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Vitamin A: 6%
  • Vitamin C: 90%
  • Calcium: 30%
  • Iron: 10%

You know the drill, right? Add to blender and let ‘er rip, right? Well, there is a bit of method to the madness. Learn how to make the perfect smoothie with your blender.