In the age of meal convenience, smoothies reign supreme, and unlike most quick treats, many of them do the body good. So before you reach for that ice cream for the third day in a row, opt for this cool dessert that’s both delicious and nutritious.
Here’s a recipe for a smoothie that delivers a multitude of benefits, providing omega-3 fatty acids (to boost brain and heart health), fiber (to regulate digestion), antioxidants (to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals) and phytonutrients (to improve blood flow and circulation). Get blending!
- 2 scoops pea protein powder
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed and borage oil
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds
- 1/2 cup frozen or fresh non-citrus, low-glycemic fruit such as blueberries, blackberries, cherries or raspberries
- 6 ounces filtered water
- 1 tablespoon nut butter (almond, macadamia, cashew, pecan or sunflower seed) or 1/4 cup nuts (such as almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews or any combination) soaked in water overnight
- 1 handful of ice if not using frozen fruit
Combine all ingredients in a blender.
Blend on high speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.
If the shake is too thick, add more water until you reach the desired consistency.
Pour smoothie into your favorite glass and enjoy!
Nutritional analysis per serving (1 cup)
calories 377 • fat 17 g • saturated fat 3 g • cholesterol 0 mg • fiber 14 g • protein 12 g • carbohydrate 47 g • sodium 129 mg