Are you ready to start detoxifying your body? This recipe will give you a huge boost of energy from the fruit and flax seed meal. (If you have never tried flax seed, this is the perfect recipe to sneak it into.) The great thing is it hardly has any flavor what so ever. But you get all the good health benefits from it!
Flax seed is loaded with:
-Omega-3 essential fatty acids, "good" fats. Each Tablespoon of ground flax seed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s
-Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant benefits. You need just two Tablespoons of flax seed to get the same amount of lignans as 30 cups of broccoli.
-Fiber, flax seed contains soluble and insoluble types
This smoothie recipe is also a lot cheaper than having to go out and buy a smoothie every day. Just think it costs you about $4 dollars for one smoothie. Here's how much I spent on an entire week worth of smoothies:
Ground Flax Seed Meal $3.48
Silk Almond Milk Unsweetened $3.28
Strawberry Light and Fit Yogurt $2.89
Bag of spinach $1.79
Organic Apple Juice 100% juice $2.49
My smoothie recipe costs $18.93 total for seven smoothies and only $2.70 per smoothie. (*And I still have a ton of left over ingredients!*)
1. Make an entire ice cube tray (14 cubes) of yogurt, and place into freezer for about 1 hour.I used Strawberry Light and Fit..
2. Meanwhile while yogurt cubes are freezing, slice strawberries, bananas, and kiwi into bite size pieces.
3. For each bag place:
-1 whole banana
-3 slices of kiwi
-1 handful of blueberries
-1 Tbsp ground flax seed meal
-1 handful of spinach
-2 frozen yogurt ice cubes
4. Freeze over night makes seven bags total.
5. When ready to serve:
-place 1/4 cup almond milk unsweetened and 3/4 cup of organic apple juice along with the frozen smoothie mix into a blender. Pulse until desired consistency. Enjoy!