Does this scenario sound familiar?
It’s morning. You’re hungry. You’re not fully awake.
But you are in desperate need of nourishment.
You haven’t shopped in a few days. You wonder: what do you have in the house to eat?
Will you be able to satisfy your energy needs this morning?
Or will you just have to grab a green soy latte on the way to the office?
A furious hunt through your refrigerator and around the kitchen uncovers the best, organic ingredients available for today’s smoothie.
That’s what I had to do yesterday. And thank goodness, I was in luck!
See what goodies I dug up to make a delicious, energy-boosting green smoothie including flaxseeds and chia seeds — both nutrient-rich additions to your smoothies.
Flaxseeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids (which are key to fighting inflammation), plus they provide B-vitamins, magnesium, manganese, phytochemicals (including one of the best sources of tumor-fighting lignans) as well as soluble and insoluble fiber.
Chia seeds are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, protein, fiber, calcium, magnesium and iron.
“Whatever is in My Kitchen” Green Smoothie Surprise
1 Mango peeled and sliced
1 /2 cup Raspberries
1/2 cup Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
A Few Kale Leaves
A Handful of Spinach
A Handful of Parsley
2 tbspns Chia seeds
1 tbspn Flaxseeds
Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly.
Cut up fruits and add to your blender or Vitamix first.
Add the greens on top of the fruit.
Add the flaxseeds and chia seeds.
Add a cup of spring or filtered water to the pitcher, as desired
Or use coconut water instead, if you have some on hand, for an extra nutritional boost.
Blend well until smooth.
Pour into a large glass and enjoy! Yum!
Save and seal your leftover smoothie in a mason jar.
Refrigerate and enjoy the rest later.
Or pour the balance into your thermos and carry it wherever your day leads you.
It’s just the energy boost you need to kickstart a day full of activities ahead.
Hopefully, you’ll be skipping through some of those tasks!
What ingredients have you put in your kitchen surprise smoothies?
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