Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Recipe: Berry Power Smoothie

What you will need: 2 bananas, 2 granny smith apples, 1 navel orange, a handful of spinach, 1/2 cup of blueberries, 1/2 cup of blackberries, 1/2 cup of raspberries, 1/2 cup of rolled oats, 1/2 cup ground flax seed, & 1 cup of water. 

 First blend the oats and flax seed with half a cup of water. Then add spinach and remaining water. Blend on high until everything looks smooth. Next add your berries and blend on high.
 Cut up your remaining fruit into small pieces and add to blender a handful at a time. Blend on high until all ingredients are liquid. 

Pour and enjoy!

This smoothie is really delicious and super healthy. The berries take the spotlight here, affecting the taste and color. I like to use oats to thicken the smoothie and the flax seeds are a great way to increase your daily fiber and add Omega-3s and antioxidants. You can add honey for extra sweetness. That is what I usually do, but I was all out of honey this time. This recipe makes about 3 or 4 glasses, which for me is great because I like to store what is leftover in the fridge for late night snacks and breakfast.

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