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chia and flax seeds in green smoothies

Chia and Flax Seeds in Green Smoothies are an excellent way to get your daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber, protein, calcium, zinc and more. They're also a great way to "green up
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This flax and berry smoothie is nutty, creamy, and a delicious way to start your day! Packed with fiber and protein, thanks to ground flax and heart-healthy almond butter.

Flax and Berry Smoothie

Lately, I’ve been on a huge smoothie kick. (And smoothie bowls. Hello, toppings.)

I think it’s because I can feel spring coming. The days are longer, the weather is warming, flowers are just starting to peek their heads out of the ground. Most importantly, all of the snow has melted.

I’ve been craving fresh, spring flavors. Like berries, for example.

I dream of going berry picking and bearing home berries upon berries, destined for pies and tarts and crumbles and cobblers.

And, of course, for eating as-is, in their pure and delicious natural state.

For now, I’ll settle for some organic frozen berries and happily resume my spring dreaming.

Flax and Berry Smoothie

Flax and Berry Smoothie

I love this flax and berry smoothie for so many reasons—one of the more superficial being the color. But the gorgeous, deeply purple hue makes me happy.

The other reasons are more sound and health based.

This smoothie is one of my favorite morning pick-me-ups. Almond butter gives it a good dose of protein, healthy fat, vitamin E, and iron. Ground flax adds additional fiber, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. Berries also lend to the antioxidant benefits of this smoothie.

I actually almost always put ground flax in my smoothies. It’s so hard to get your daily recommended amount of fiber, and flax definitely helps that. It gives my smoothie a protein and fiber lift that helps me stay full for longer and is a great post work-out option. Flax is also amazing for your skin, hair, heart, cholesterol, and even menopause. Here is a handy graphic for you that I made on 8 benefits of flax!

health benefits of flax

Neat, right? (adjusts glasses.) Sorry, total infographic nerd.

Flax and Berry Smoothie

Flax and Berry Smoothie

Flax and Berry Smoothie

Plus, this flax and berry smoothie is delicious. There’s a smoothie shop near my therapist’s office (yes, I go to therapy. #reallife #noshame) that makes an amazing Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie. I’m sure it’s not the best for you, but wow is it good. This smoothie is kind of my ode to it, but a bit healthier. It’s still nutty, creamy, sweet, fruity, and refreshing.

A bit of Chia seeds and floral honey round out this dairy-free smoothie for good measure.

Flax and Berry Smoothie

I hope you enjoy this Nutty Flax and Berry Smoothie! What’s your favorite kind of smoothies? Are you a fan of flax? Tell me in the comments below!

and here’s a few things you may need for this recipe:

Superfood Smoothies Cookbook // NatureWise Non-GMO Flaxseed Oil // Spectrum Organic Premium Ground Flaxseed // Ninja Professional Blender

This post includes affiliate links but are always products I highly recommend.

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