June 17, 2021

Banana Cashew Flax Seed Smoothie

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This Banana Cashew Flax Seed Smoothie is an EASY, satisfying, 4 ingredient breakfast! Naturally gluten free and healthy, too!

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Flax Seed BenefitsBanana Flaxseed Smoothie IngredientsHow to make a Banana Flaxseed SmoothieHow Much Flaxseed in a Smoothie?Recipe VariationsOther Healthy Smoothie RecipesBanana Cashew Flax Seed SmoothieFOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:

Such a small little seed that is such a POWERHOUSE of nutrition

And yumminess!

I recently started putting flaxseed in my morning bowl of blueberry  oatmeal with cheesecake swirl to add a little healthy fiber and then it got me thinking about smoothies.

I love me a good keto low carb smoothie or chocolate peanut butter protein smoothie, but they never keep me feeling full for very long.

Until I decided to make a FLAXSEED shake. SERIOUSLY a game changer.

Flax Seed Benefits

Flaxseeds are LOADED with healthy benefits which can really power up a meal. They’re so tiny and easy to just sprinkle on your food. Some of the benefits of eating flaxseed are:

Flaxseeds are high in omega-3 fats (the good for you fats!)Rich in dietary fiber – which helps promote digestion and keep you fuller for longerThey may help lower blood pressure and improve cholesterol.They are a good source of quality protein.

See? So much healthy goodness in one TINY seed that is going to AMP UP your morning meal.

flax seeds spread on a table for Banana Flaxseed Smoothie

Banana Flaxseed Smoothie Ingredients

Like my blueberry spinach smoothie, this little recipe is seriously simple and has a SERIOUSLY short ingredient list:

Almond MilkFlax seedsFrozen bananaCashew butter

Or if you prefer a banana almond smoothie, you could totally use almond butter. OR even peanut butter!

How to make a Banana Flaxseed Smoothie

Blend

Place all your ingredients into a high powered blender. Blend on high power until it is thick and smooth. Serve it up and enjoy!

Banana Flaxseed Smoothie with flax seeds sprinkled on top

How Much Flaxseed in a Smoothie?

I played around with the flax ratio in this banana smoothie with flaxseed and I found the magic number to be about 1 Tbsp per shake (this recipe makes 2 shakes which is why it calls for 2 Tbsp!) This allows you to get some of the good flax benefits without it tasting to “seedy” if you know what I mean!

Seeds are good.

Too many seeds make me feel like I’m a bird.

Whipping yourself up a flax seed smoothie is probably one of the easiest things you will ever do and it makes a mean breakfast or snack. You could even pump it up with a little vanilla or chocolate protein powder to give your muscles the protein boost that they need AND keep you even MORE full until lunch!

It’s SERIOUSLY creamy-dreamy-delicious thanks to the combination of frozen bananas AND cashew butter and rich enough that you could totally use less almond milk to make it almost like banana ice cream…

BUT with the health benefits of FLAX.

I don’t know about you but a breakfast that can also be a dessert is something that I am VRY VRY HERE FOR.

Recipe Variations

If you’re loving the sound of this delicious banana and flaxseed smoothie, but don’t quite have the right ingredients or need to make some modifications due to dietary needs or preferences, you totally can switch it up! To make this smoothie nut free, simply use sun butter instead of cashew butter. If you want to opt out of cashew butter and go for a peanut butter banana classic flavor, use peanut butter instead! You can also toss in some frozen berries to change up the flavor.

Overhead of a Banana Flaxseed Smoothie in a glass

Other Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Healthy Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie

Vegan Banana Matcha Smoothie

Mango Avocado Smoothie

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Banana Cashew Flax Seed Smoothie

This Banana Cashew Flax Seed Smoothie is an EASY, satisfying, 4 ingredient breakfast! Naturally gluten free and healthy, too!Course BreakfastCuisine AmericanPrep Time 5minutesTotal Time 5minutesServings 2PeopleCalories 322kcalAuthor Taylor

Ingredients

2Large frozen bananas,cut into coins1CupUnsweetened almond milk3TbspCashew butter2TbspFlax seeds

Instructions

Place all your ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides if necessary.
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Nutrition

Calories: 322kcalCarbohydrates: 42.3gProtein: 8.5gFat: 17.8gSaturated Fat: 2.9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 8.5gSodium: 94mgPotassium: 779mgFiber: 7.9gSugar: 16.6gVitamin A: 7IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 15mg

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Measuring spoonsNutrition FactsBanana Cashew Flax Seed Smoothie
Amount Per Serving Calories 322Calories from Fat 160% Daily Value*Fat 17.8g27%Saturated Fat 2.9g18%Polyunsaturated Fat 5gMonounsaturated Fat 8.5gSodium 94mg4%Potassium 779mg22%Carbohydrates 42.3g14%Fiber 7.9g33%Sugar 16.6g18%Protein 8.5g17%Vitamin A 7IU0%Vitamin C 12mg15%Calcium 26mg3%Iron 15mg83%* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: FREESTYLE POINTS: 13 POINTS+: 9. OLD POINTS: 7

(per 1 smoothie based on the recipe making 2)

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Published Date: Wed, 12 May 2021 10:00:00 +0000