This is hands down the healthiest and most delicious fruit smoothie I’ve ever made. Come inside to see a full video guide on how to make it, the ingredients, and the macro nutrient breakdown.
- Half cup pineapple
- Half cup mixed berries(blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, etc.)
- Four tablespoon plain greek yogurt
- One banana
- Two scoops strawberry protein(subsitute vanilla, banana, fruit flavors… but chocolate would probably be terrible, BUT MAYBE NOT. Give it a shot!)
- Two tablespoon milled flaxseed
- One to one and a half cups almond milk
Seriously the easiest thing to make ever, just throw thre frozen fruit in the blender first, then yogurt, then banana, then the protein and flaxseed, and pour the almond milk ontop of that. If you want a really thick shake keep it as is, if you want a lighter shake add cold water and or ice.
Blend blend blend!
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. That’s quite a tall order for a tiny seed that’s been around for centuries: flaxseed.
Although flaxseed contains all sorts of healthy components, it owes its healthy reputation primarily to three ingredients:
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 75-800 times more lignans than other plant foods.
Fiber. Flaxseed contains both the soluble and insoluble types.
Greek yogurt can have twice as much protein as regular yogurt. The extra protein will help you feel full and leave you feeling satisfied. Commercial Greek yogurts at supermarkets have almost double the protein content of standard yogurt brands. One cup of plain, low-fat conventional yogurt usually contains 5 to 10 grams of protein, where Greek yogurt averages about 13 to 20 grams of protein.
Just what are the health benefits of yogurt?
First off, your body needs to have a healthy amount of ”good” bacteria in the digestive tract, and many yogurts are made using active, good bacteria. One of the words you’ll be hearing more of in relation to yogurt is ”probiotics.” Probiotic, which literally means ”for life,” refers to living organisms that can result in a health benefit when eaten in adequate amounts.
Miguel Freitas, PhD, medical marketing manager for Dannon Co., says the benefits associated with probiotics are specific to certain strains of these “good” bacteria. Many provide their benefits by adjusting the microflora (the natural balance of organisms) in the intestines, or by acting directly on body functions, such as digestion or immune function. (Keep in mind that the only yogurts that contain probiotics are those that say “live and active cultures” on the label.)
Flaxseed and Greek Yogurt have a ridiculous amount of positive health benefits in addition to their just general overall great macronutrient profile. Two tablespoons of flaxseed alone contains 3g protein, 4g fiber, and 2.8gs of Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
Macronutrient breakdown and calories contained in the shake, please click like to reveal
Makes for a wonderful post workout shake, breakfast meal replacement smoothie, or a quick snack when you don’t feel like cooking.
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