Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Strawberry Flax Smoothie

Strawberry Flax Smoothie
serves 2 ~ $1.28 per serving

Just two tablespoons of flax seeds, weighing in at 95 calories, contains over 140% of the daily value of omega 3 fatty acids. These fatty acids can protect against diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, and also decrease inflammation. Because the nutrients in flax seeds are better absorbed when ground ~ and a lot more palatable! ~ I've used the ground seeds in this recipe.

ingredients
  • 2 bananas, frozen and sliced ($.50)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries ($1.00)
  • 4 tablespoons flax seeds, ground ($.40)
  • 1 cup almond milk ($.45) 
  • a few almonds, chopped
directions
  • In a blender, combine all ingredients and puree until very smooth.
  • Garnish with a few chopped almonds, if desired.
nutrition information, per serving
calories: 308      fat: 11 gr      carb: 55      protein: 7 gr     




Heather Pace, at Sweetly Raw, is one of my favorite blogger friends. She's always kind and is consistently interesting! Her food is beautiful and original, and her photography stunning. And I'm not just saying that because she gave me the Liebster award! Thank you, Heather!


“Liebster” is German and means ‘dearest’ or ‘beloved’ but it can also mean ‘favorite’. The rules of winning this award are as follows:

1. Show your thanks to those who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal 5 of your top picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Enjoy the love and support of some wonderful people on the www!

I read and enjoy every blog in my blogroll ... 
but here are my five Liebster blogs ...

2. Rhea at The "V" Word
4. Babette at Vegan à Montreal


Where in the world are you?

I don't look at my stats all that often, but when I do I'm always pleased and grateful to see how many people from how many countries around the world stop by. It's really amazing. So, where are you? Stop and say hi, leave a comment if you can, and tell me where in world you are! What's it like? What kind of food do you enjoy there?


And btw, yes, this is different from how I usually do things. I really enjoyed blogging more often during Vegan MoFo, so I'm going to see if I can make it interesting more than once a week (I'll still be doing a full day menu on Sundays).

15 comments:

  1. Very pretty picture! Looks delicious!

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  2. Confusion :S If 2 Tbsp of grd flax = 140%
    Then 1.42 Tbsp = daily rqmt,
    Why use 4 Tbsp? Does the body store these nutrients? Looks awesome! :D

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  3. Darn I miss summer strawberries :( I'm from England but currently living in Barcelona, Spain! Maybe you can put a raw spin on some Spanish dishes or classic British dishes for a bit of fun?

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  4. Thank you so much for this award. Merci beaucoup!
    Your blog is terrific too. And this smoothie looks absolutely perfect (the color, the picture, everything!).

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  5. Hi, TN here! Thanks for pointing out that these are *ground* flax seeds, as I imagine using whole seeds would make it mighty slimy. lol I enjoy anything vegetarian, esp. black bean tacos, and make raw dishes occasionally. I made a raw sweet potato pie filling just the other day. I absolutely love your blog, esp the pictures!

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  6. Hi Graceunderpressure ... 4 tbls (2 for each smoothie) was just a convenient amount for a recipe.

    Hi Babette!

    Emma, that's a great idea! If you have some specific ideas, let me know!

    Thanks Nia :)

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  7. Lisa thank you so much for passing the award along to me and for your friendship over the years. Means so much to me.

    And congrats on you receiving it, too!

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  8. this looks so frothy, so smooth...so CREAMY. ughhhh want one NOW.

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  9. This looks like a yummy drink to try! I actually just posted a strawberry smoothie recipe last week on my blog- which is dedicated to being raw in Indonesia (so I have lots of tropical fruits and Asian ingredients in my recipes). I like the idea of adding ground flax seeds- can't wait to try it!

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  10. I am a frequent reader of you blog. I am in Germany (so I kind of stumbled across the award button :-). There's always so much inspiration here. Thank you for sharing!

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  11. Hello from Brazil! I'm a frequent reader and "sharer" of your blog. I run Viva Institute, a raw vegan retreat center in the mountains above Rio de Janeiro. My dishes always focus on simplicity--very little dehydrating, fresh ingredients, low on nuts or fancy ingredients. I always come away from your recipes with fresh inspiration. Muito obrigado!

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  12. even though I'm cold at the moment, that smoothie looks soooooo good!

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  13. Hello Lisa
    I am a Danish woman living in Germany. I have been following your lovely blog for approx. a year.I get a lot of inspiration to raw food from your delicios recipes and pictures. Thank you for sharing. Annette

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  15. Rohberta said...
    Hello from Germany!
    I have subscribed to your blog very soon after I first started to get into raw food almost 3 years ago. It has always been very inspiring!
    I started a blog myself beginning of this year - I wanted to show that it is possible to have a full time job, a family, a puppy and study for a Bachelor Degree at night at university - and live a raw vegan life!
    I used to love cooking and growing my own vegetables and fruit for it. Switching to raw food in the beginning was sometimes very hard just because I didn't have any routine (as I had had with cooking) and it seemed easier and quicker for me to cook a pot of pasta with a sauce. Funny! Now that I have learned so much from raw foodies from all over the world, I have become more knowledgeable, more creative and more consistent in my raw food diet. Thank you so much for having been part of my transformation :)
    Best wished, Rohberta
    http://rohberta-2012.blogspot.com/

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