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Spinach Banana Flax Smoothie

Spinach Banana Flax Smoothie

Since eating a plant-based diet, I’ve also been drinking more plants.  This Spinach Banana Flax Smoothie is one of my favorites.  It’s great to drink at any point throughout the day and can be used to replenish energy and nutrient stores after a tough workout. In addition to their virtually limitless versatility, smoothies allow you to consume several servings of vegetables and fruits in one sitting. A smoothie made with banana and spinach provides your body with several essential nutrients, including Vitamins K, A and Potassium, and offers a number of health benefits.

As for Flaxseed – some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet!! There’s some evidence it may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes.  Flaxseed was cultivated in Babylon as early as 3000 BC. In the 8th century, King Charlemagne believed so strongly in the health benefits of flaxseed that he passed laws requiring his subjects to consume it. Now, thirteen centuries later, some experts say we have preliminary research to back up what Charlemagne suspected.

Flaxseed contains all sorts of healthy components, it owes its primary healthy reputation to three of them:

  • Omega-3 essential fatty acids, “good” fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s.
  • Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities. Flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.
  • Fiber. Flaxseed contains both the soluble and insoluble types.

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Spinach Banana Flax Smoothie


1 cup of fresh spinach, well-washed
1 cup almond milk
1 banana, frozen
1 Tbsp Flax Seed, ground


Place all of the ingredients to a blender and blend!!

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