Monday, May 27, 2013

Raspberry Smoothie

I love making this smoothie for breakfast, and it's so quick and easy to make that I even have time to whip it up in the morning before rushing out the door for work.  It is vegan of course, with no added sweeteners.  Just layer everything in the blender in the order it is given:

1 small banana, peeled and broken into several large chunks
1 (rounded) cup of frozen raspberries
4 slices of frozen peaches
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1 Tbsp. ground flax seed

Just blend all together, pushing down the frozen fruit as needed until it is all blended through.

The color is so beautiful to look at and so delicious!  It fills a 16 oz. glass perfectly.  If I take this to work for breakfast, I just pack it in one of those insulated plastic cups.  I don't use frozen bananas in this because a raw banana adds to the texture and thickness of this smoothie.  If you use a small banana you don't really taste it, so if you only have larger bananas, just use about 2/3 to 3/4 of it if you don't want the banana to overpower it.  You don't have to add the flax seed, but it gives you wonderful antioxidant benefits, and as long as you have to deal with the raspberry seeds in the smoothie, you may as well slip the flax seeds in as well.

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