This is a delicious, energizing, sweet-tart breakfast on the go, or a satisfying snack any time of the day. Play around with different fruit combinations like raspberry, blueberry, mango, banana etc. to fit your mood and the season!
Flaxseed and Pomegranate Smoothie ~ serves 2
1 tbl finely ground flaxseed (you can find at Whole Foods)
1 cup frozen peaches
½ cup frozen strawberries
½ cup pomegranate juice
½ cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt (we love Fage brand)
Place the fruits, juice, and yogurt in blender, add flaxseed and blend until smooth. Sweeten with honey if desired. Local honey is best as it helps with allergies.
Per serving: 136 calories, 3 grams fat, 4 grams protein, 26 grams carb, 3 grams fiber and 43 mg sodium.
Flaxseed is an excellent plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acid, as well as fiber, protein, calcium, iron, and vitamin E. Buying the ground seed makes it convenient and easy-to-use. You can refrigerate or freeze up to six months.
If you have picky eaters at home, try starting with pancake or crepe batter, oatmeal, or other favorite baked goods. Our kids haven’t even noticed the flaxseed but they love the nutty flavor it adds. Liquids in the batter keep heat from destroying flaxseeds’ good fats so add them to cookies, muffins, or quick breads. We also love them added to oil and vinegar or balsamic salad dressings. Experiment and have fun!