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I woke up this morning after a little too much tequila last night craving something cold and healthy. I looked in the fridge and noticed I had a ton of fresh berries as well as as fresh spinach so I decided to put together this smoothie. I was a little unsure since I have never had spinach in a smoothie before but to be honest you couldn’t even taste it! It made me feel so good knowing that I was drinking up all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in this smoothie. Berries are full of vitamin C, fiber, and powerful antioxidants and spinach is a huge super veggie that is high in vitamins A, C, E, K, calcium, folate, and iron. Definitely a super healthy smoothie and super delicious!!!!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 non-fat vanilla yogurt
  • Drizzle of agave nectar
  • 3 tbsp. ground golden flaxseed
  • 2 cups ice
Directions:
  • Place all ingredients in blender and bled to desired consistency. Enjoy!
Note: You can always swap in other berries if you would like. I think strawberries would be yummy too but I didn’t have any! 
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Here is a yummy recipe for a tropical smoothie that reminds me of Hawaii 🙂

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 3 large strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 container canned pineapple (I use the little Dole 4 oz. cups)
  • 1 container coconut yogurt (I use the Liberte brand and it is so yummy!)
  • 3 tbsp. ground golden flaxseed
  • Drizzle of agave nectar
  • 2 cups ice
Directions:
  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until desired consistency. Enjoy!!!

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Okay people here is today’s healthy smoothie recipe! I made this up with the fruit in my refrigerator and I am very happy to say that it turned out super yummy! Like all of my other fruit and flax smoothies, it is super healthy and provides a ton of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients into your diet. I also LOVE the beautiful purple color when everything is blended together! Try it… I guarantee you will love it too!

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 1 nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 3 tbsp. ground golden flax
  • Drizzle of agave
  • 2 cups ice
Directions:
  1. Put all ingredients in blender and mix until desired consistency. Drink up and ENJOY! 🙂
Nutrition 411:
  • Blackberries are high in vitamin K, vitamin C, and fiber.
  • Bananas are an excellent source of potassium and fiber and also provide vitamin B6 and vitamin C.
  • Kiwis are super high in vitamin C. Just one kiwi provides your whole daily requirement of vitamin C!
  • Flax, as we ALL know from my other posts has several important health benefits. #1: It is an easy way to sneak some omega-3′s into your diet, an important nutrient that many of us are deficient in. Just one serving of flax gives you 2800mg of omega-3′s, which is better than none! #2: Flax is a rich source of fiber- just 3 tbsp of it yields a huge 5g of fiber! A Lignans nd how easy is it to mix 3 tbsp of flax into a smoothie, yogurt, oatmeal, or any of your other favorite foods! #3: Flax is high in lignans, which are plant estrogens or phytoestrogens (which contain lots of powerful antioxidants that will make you healthy). are common in most plant foods, but flax has 75x more than any other plant food!
  • Agave is a natural sweetener and it much better for you than traditional sugary sweeteners that people like to add into their foods.
  • Nonfat yogurt is full of vitamin D and calcium to promote bone health. Whenever possible, always choose nonfat yogurt since it contains less fat and calories than other yogurts with just as much nutritional value.

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Hi everyone! Here is this week’s smoothie recipe. 🙂 I was at the grocery store the other day and ALL of the fruit looked so delicious so I bought a little bit of everything. Surprise surprise right?? I can never say no to yummy fresh produce!! I put together this smoothie with some of the fruit. And don’t worry, more recipes will follow this weekend with the rest of my yummy fresh fruit!

Here is the recipe!

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 3 large fresh strawberries
  • 1 container Dole peaches in 100% juice (or 1/2 cup if you use fresh peaches)
  • 1 nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 3 tbsp. ground golden flax
  • Drizzle of agave nectar
  • 2 cups ice
Directions:
  1. Wash and prepare fruits (cut if necessary). Place all ingredients in blender and MIX IT UP! Enjoy. 🙂
Note: You can always use fresh or frozen fruit in my smoothies. I just love fresh fruit but if/when it is not in season I definitely use frozen. I just think fresh tastes better but that might just be me. 🙂 

All blended up and ready to DRINK!

Nutritional Info:
  • Bananas are FULL of potassium.
  • Strawberries and raspberries contain LOTS of vitamin C and fiber.
  • Peaches are high in vitamin C and vitamin A.
  • Agave is a natural sweetener and it much better for you than traditional sugary sweeteners that people like to add into their foods.
  • The nonfat yogurt provides calcium and vitamin D without all of the added fat in low-fat or full-fat yogurts.
  • Flax, as we ALL know from my other posts has several important health benefits. #1: It is an easy way to sneak some omega-3′s into your diet, an important nutrient that many of us are deficient in. Just one serving of flax gives you 2800mg of omega-3′s, which is better than none! #2: Flax is a rich source of fiber- just 3 tbsp of it yields a huge 5g of fiber! A Lignans nd how easy is it to mix 3 tbsp of flax into a smoothie, yogurt, oatmeal, or any of your other favorite foods! #3: Flax is high in lignans, which are plant estrogens or phytoestrogens (which contain lots of powerful antioxidants that will make you healthy). are common in most plant foods, but flax has 75x more than any other plant food!

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Here is this week’s smoothie recipe… YUM! I had a bunch of kiwis in the fridge and I’ve never put them in smoothies so I thought I would try. Kiwis are super nutritious… one kiwi provides almost 100% of your daily vitamin C requirements and also contains fiber, potassium, magnesium, vitamin E, and manganese. As we all know from my previous posts, bananas are known for their potassium rich qualities and strawberries are full of vitamin C.

Here is the recipe… and picture to follow soon 🙂

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 3 large strawberries
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 banana
  • 1 container nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 3 tbsp. ground golden flaxseed
  • Drizzle of agave nectar
  • 2 cups ice
Directions:
  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until desired consistency. Drink up all of the healthy vitamins, minerals, and nutrients of this smoothie! 🙂

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Happy Friday Everyone! Here is the latest yummy flax smoothie recipe. I made this yesterday inspired by a recipe I had seen in a magazine but tweaked it to my liking. Blueberries are FULL of powerful antioxidants and promote your best health. Bananas have TONS of potassium and peaches have LOTS of vitamin C. All of the fruits and flax have fiber that is essential for our digestion. The yogurt provides low-fat dairy and vitamin D for your bone health. All together a healthy, healthy smoothie and DELICIOUS!

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 container of Dole peach cups (in 100% juice -don’t drain the juice pour it right in!) or 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peaches
  • 1 fat free vanilla yogurt
  • 3 tbsp ground golden flax
  • Drizzle agave nectar
  • 2 cups ice cubes

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until your desired consistency. Drink up and enjoy!

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Hello friends! Here is another yummy flax smoothie recipe! It is super healthy for you with the bananas (full of potassium), blueberries (full of powerful antioxidants), strawberries (lots of vitamin C, folate, fiber, potassium and antioxidants), low-fat dairy, and of course my new favorite food that I add to everything, flax! Blend up and drink up the yumminess!

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 3 large strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 vanilla yogurt
  • 3 tbsp. ground golden flax
  • Drizzle of agave nectar
  • 2 cups ice cubes
Directions:
  1. Place all ingredients in blender and mix to your desired consistency. Drink up and ENJOY! 🙂

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