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Course: beverage
Total time: under 15 minutes
Skill level: Easy
Cost: Inexpensive
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A smoothie is a great way to get a healthy serving of fruit on the go. By adding ground flaxseed you are adding great omega-3’s that help with brain development and fighting cholesterol, without changing the flavor. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants. I use organic frozen berries because they are picked at their prime and have more flavor and vitamins than out-of-season berries. Surprisingly, they can also be less expensive. To give your smoothie a rich and creamy texture, use frozen bananas.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh or organic frozen blueberries (or peaches, raspberries, & strawberries)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1½ cups pomegranate or other unsweetened fruit juice
  • ½ cup plain organic kefir (or substitute plain yogurt)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

Directions

Optional: If you prefer it sweeter, add honey, maple syrup or agave nectar

The Process

1. Put everything in the blender...enjoy.

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Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving

467kcal (23%)
237mg (24%)
101mg (168%)
38mcg RAE (1%)
1701mg
120mg
8g
75g
8g
95g
16mg (5%)
95mg (4%)
3g (16%)
9g (14%)
2mg (10%)