Flaxseeds are harder than sesame seeds, so it’s a good idea to grind them — coarse or fine, depending on the recipe. That way, too, all the nutrition in flaxseeds is more readily available to the body. Keep what you don’t use in the refrigerator or freezer, as the oils in flaxseeds, like those in most nuts and seeds, will oxidize if not kept cold. This substantial smoothie is perfect following a high-energy workout.
medium or large banana, preferably frozen, sliced
cup buttermilk, yogurt or almond milk
tablespoon roasted unsalted almond butter
teaspoon honey or agave nectar
A couple of drops of almond extract or vanilla
Nutritional analysis per serving (1 serving)
318 calories; 15 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 0 grams trans fat; 10 grams monounsaturated fat; 7 grams polyunsaturated fat; 43 grams carbohydrates; 10 grams dietary fiber; 22 grams sugars; 7 grams protein; 119 milligrams sodium
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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- Place all of the ingredients in a blender, along with a few ice cubes if the bananas have not been previously frozen. Blend until smooth.
- Advance preparation: This smoothie is best if served right away.
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