This smoothie is full of ingredients that should make you glow from the inside out. Fibre rich flaxseed meal is paired with antioxidant rich blueberries and super hydrating coconut water. plus frozen banana to keep everything nice and creamy.
Blueberries are ridiculously cheap at the moment, like $2 a punnett cheap which means I’m going to be throwing a few on everything. And not feeling super indulgent when I throw a handful in a smoothie.
With no added grains in this smoothie I felt it was important to add something rich in fibre and omega 3’s to keep me (and you!) full. Thus the flaxseed meal. I’m a big fan of the golden variety in this particular mix.
The ingredients list is blissfully short, I love super simple smoothies at the moment. If you want to lower the sugar content replace 1/2 the banana with steamed frozen zucchini or cauliflower instead.
And the getting your glow on thing? Well my skin is having a freak out because of a cheap make up I tried and I have the dermatitis thing on my chin so I’m trying to consume things that are going to help sort this out. Thus the flax seed as it’s rich in essential fatty acids and b vitamins. And you’re most likely aware that blueberries are an antioxidant rich food with anti inflammatory properties. Plus hydration is excellent for getting your glow back and coconut water is the master of hydration… along side actual water which I’m trying to drink lots of.
This also happened to be a gut makeover friendly smoothie because I’m trying to keep my breakfast grain free at the moment. The other meals I eat for the day usually involve some sort of grain… or at least 1 of them! I make sure to eat high fibre meals when I’m eating grain free thus lots of fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and legumes. That way I keep full and it’s also good for my gut.
1/3 cup blueberries
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup coconut water (more if you like a thinner consistency)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 heaped Tbs golden flax seed meal
Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Top with blueberries, nuts and seeds (or granola!) if eating from a bowl…. or pour into a glass.