Friday, September 24, 2010

Berry Banana Smoothie

Have you ever wondered what you can use our flaxseed oil for?

2 cups of yogurt
1 ripe banana
2 cups of berries (strawberries & raspberries)
½ cup crushed ice
2-3 tbsps honey 1 tbsp. Flaxseed oil*

Add ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. You may prefer to freeze your berries, which tends to give a thicker result to the smoothie and add a little orange juice, if you like.

The flaxseed oil is optional but it’s a great way to add some healthy omega-3 essential fatty acids to your morning. Don’t worry when you read the word “fatty" - omega-3’s increase your body’s metabolic rate, actually helping to burn excess fats in your body! Flaxseed oil also lowers LDL (the bad) cholesterol, boosts your immune system, helps your G-I tract, and gives you better skin. The list goes on and on. Don’t cook with flax oil exposing it heat results in the loss of many of its properties, but take advantage of using it in smoothies, in salad dressings, or straight up.

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