Strawberry, Banana, mint and Flax Seed Smoothie


These are the famous healthy smoothies I make almost every night. It is hard sometimes to get fruits everyday so this is a simple way to incorporate this food group. My kid loves them as you can make different versions, he calls them ICES. You can also freeze these using ice Popsicles molds for a later use, they work wonderfully and are much more nutritious.

This smoothie version contains bananas and strawberries although we use raspberries and other fruits quite often. The berry fruits we use are organic though as these fruits are more aggravated by pesticides than other fruits would. To sweetened we normally use maple syrup but today I did not have any on hand so we used sugar :-(. In any event still good. If you try to make these the sky is the limit, any combination sure it is going to be good.

 

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Strawberry, Banana, mint and Flax Seed Smoothie

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

2 ripe bananas
12 oz bag organic frozen strawberries
2 cups of organic low fat milk, you can use more or less depending on desired smoothie consistency)
1/4 cup flax seed meal
1/4 cup mint leaves, these were from our new garden

 

Directions:

Pour ingredients inside the blender. Blend for about 20-30 seconds and you are done.


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39 comments

  1. Me encantan estas barritas y me ha gustado mucho toda la información que nos has dado…muchos besos

  2. seems extremely healthy, which is good for me. And prunes get you to that holiday mood. :)

  3. these look yummy and healthy! I love that they are no bake!

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  5. Wow! These look so interesting. I bet they give you a great energy boost!

    Tiffany
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  6. I made those yesterday, but sed 85% dark chocolate, and they came out divine! Bit savory and spicy, but with a hint of sweetnes provided by the prunes.

    Thank you so much for this recipe! :D

  7. I made these after seeing the link on Pinterest- they are DELICIOUS! Thank you!

  8. I found your recipe via Pinterest and made these bars for my backpacking trip this weekend, I love them! I also linked back to you on my page in the 11 Random Game. To continue the game and to check out details, visit my post at http://alyssascookingadventures.blogspot.com/2012/01/11-random-game.html.

  9. I have an allergy to peanut butter- was wondering what replacement like cashew or almond butter you would recommend? Thank you!

  10. Rigid posterior RN,

    Any of them will work. The almond butter would be just great!!

    Thanks for visiting my blog :-)

  11. I made these a while back and loved them! Quick snack on the go, great for pre-workouts, easy to make, and so delicious. Only issue was that prunes sometimes have hard bits of the seed in them. Not sure how to get around this, just chew carefully.

  12. Joselyn,

    interesting. Maybe is the brand of prunes. I get mine at TJoe’s and so far so good.

    My food processor is not to powerful so sometimes I get big prune chunks but we are ok with that!!

    I am glad you like them. Thanks for commenting and hope you keep coming back!!

  13. We recently discovered that my daughter is allergic to most tree nuts. What could I substitute for the almonds in this recipe? Most often I leave out the nuts, but I am concerned that the texture of these bars might suffer.

  14. Unknown,
    how about 1/2 cup oatmeal? I think that would work!!

    Thanks 4 visiting my blog :-)

  15. Thanks for the tip. I bet the oatmeal will work. I love the taste of almonds and their healthy benefits so this is unfortunate. However, I just need need to be more creative! speaking of creative, I love your blog.

  16. How much protein powder would you add to make these energy bars? Thanks!

  17. Sue,

    I would probably wouldn’t add more than 1/2 cup to make sure that it doesn’t turn out too dry. But then again you can add some liquid, like a bit of soy milk or regular milk, if it does turn too dry. I don’t think you would need to though.

    Let me know how it turns out!!
    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  18. It looks delicious and good i will try it and let you know, thx.

  19. Can you tell me how big the cup is for measuring the ingredients
    Thanks you

  20. Is about 240 grams or ml. I hope this helps. Thanks for stopping by

  21. Miryam, these are fabulous! Thank you for the recipe.

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  23. Great recipe! I am not able to buy flaxseed meal here. May I substitute simply with grounded flaxseed. Pleae advise. Thank you.

  24. Would medjool dates work in place of the prunes?? If so, do I have to adjust the amount?

  25. Hey there,

    I follow you on instagram and I have one very important question. Are your recipes safe for someone who takes Coumadin daily? My mother can’t have much vitamin k. I look forward to hearing form you soon. We are trying to get healthy the right way. Thank you in advance for your response.

    • Your mom should be avoiding any rich Vitamin K foods while taking blood thinners. I don’t remember the list of Vitamin K rich foods but you can google it and find out which ones to avoid. I hope this helps! Thanks for stopping by.

  26. I just made these and my kids and I loved them. They were very chewy and the kids were convinced they were brownies :)
    I would love to adapt these to be dairy and nut free so I can send them to school (my son is in a dairy-free class and the whole school is nut-free). Do I just need to substitute the almonds and peanut butter for 1/2 cup of oatmeal as you suggested above?
    Thanks for the great recipe!

  27. Love these – I make them all the time. I’ve also blown up a food processor that wasn’t powerful enough to deal with the prunes … but my husband especially loves the rich fruity flavor and raves about them to all his mates as well! I’ve also tried it with whole flaxseeds, rather than the meal, almond butter instead of peanut butter, walnuts instead of almonds – the possibilities are endless! Even took some to work one time and no one realised they were eating prunes!

  28. do you have any suggestions for what I can substitute for flaxseed meal? Oatmeal, chia seeds, hemp seeds? Really anything? Looks like a great recipe!!

  29. I love how these came out, like fruity fudgy brownies. I only had about tablespoon of honey and really it was plenty sweet already. It’s great that you can mix it up with different nut and nut butters and I bet juicy dried figs or dates would work as well as prunes. Thanks for this recipe, it’s def staying in the recipe box.

  30. Hi.  I don’t have a food processor. Any suggestions?  I would love to make these!  Thx. 

  31. Hi Miriam,
    I’d love to try these, but I’m looking for nice recipes to stock up the freezer with. Would you reckon I can freeze these?
    Thanks in advance!

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