Yummy Berry Smoothie

It is late night and I feel thirsty and in need of a sweet drink. I indulged yesterday in something not good for me so today I had to make up for it.

I decided to make a wonderful, refreshing, tasty and healthy drink that is also filling.

Ingredients

  • 8 to 10 medium size strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of frozen berries or 4-6 crushed ice cubes
  • 2 tsp. of ground flax seeds
Method

Wash and chop or quarter the strawberries.  Add strawberries, plain yogurt, milk, vanilla extract, frozen berries or ice cubes and flax seeds to the blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with a fresh strawberry or other berries.

You can omit the vanilla extract and flax seeds if you like. The extract is for added flavour and the flax seeds are for health benefits. This seed is filled with B vitamins, Omega 3 EFAs (good for fighting inflammation) and fiber (good for lowering cholesterol, blood sugar and for promoting regularity).

I add ground flax seeds to my oatmeal and to my smoothies which I don't make very often.


13 comments:

  1. That sounds delicious. Keep warm Diane

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  2. Looks yummy! I go through phases with smoothies where i have them all the time and then not for ages...ha!
    I've recenty started using flax seed more in baking and things too, such a great way to add a bit of extra nutrition.

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  3. You had sold it to me till you came to the flax seeds... (!) and of course I'd need a sweetener. Saccharine would be vile, but this is where Stevia is coming into its own I think - I find it so like sugar in milky drinks.
    Caroline

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    1. Hi Caroline, you can omit the flax seeds and add sweetener...no problem. I hope you like it.

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  4. The smoothie looks yummy and refreshing.

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  5. I've been drinking smoothies every day lately. Love them. I always add flax meal. Never thought to add vanilla.

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  6. Penny,
    This is so healthy too. It sounds delicious. I'm going to have to make this soon.
    Pat

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  7. Those smoothie's are delicious and very healthy. Just check that the frozen berries don't come from Asia. I used to buy them until I heard Asia uses pesticides that our countries have prohibited.

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  8. Yum! Looks delicious. I have food allergies but I make my own almond milk into smoothies. Can't eat strawberries either, which is a crying shame... but there's still lots of good stuff out there for me. xx

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  9. This is so tempting! I like yogurt-based smoothie.

    Yoko

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  10. Exactly what I feel like now! Great shot too.

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  11. This looks so good, Penny. When my son was here for Christmas, he introduced me to another variation--he uses soy milk, pomagranate juice, a banana, plus various kinds of frozen fruit (blueberries, strawberries, peaches, or mangos). We have them for breakfast now, knowing we are starting the day with at least some of our daily requirements for fruits and protein. Delicious!

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