Tuesday, January 12, 2010

{BLUEBERRY FLAX SMOOTHIE}


I got this recipe off of Dr. Fuhrman's website. It is really delicious!

2 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
3/4 c. soy milk*
1 T. flax seeds
3-6 dates (depending on how big they are)

  • Put ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
*You can use other kinds of milk (I used rice milk today)- it will just change the texture slightly depending on the thickness of the milk. I also add more milk sometimes. It blends easier but then it's less like icecream, so it just depends on what you feel like.

In case you forgot how incredibly good blueberries are for you, I got the below info from Dr. Fuhrmans' website too. They are really good for your heart and also for diabetes. Eat up!

One cup of blueberries contain 80 calories and a whole pint gives you about 225 calories. Like all other foods, the calories in blueberries come from its macro nutrients - 56 grams of carbohydrate, 1.5 grams of fat and 2.7 grams of protein. But it is blueberries' micro nutrient content that packs the most impressive wallop. Blueberries are packed with tannins, anthocyanins that have been linked to prevention - and even reversal - of age related mental decline and anti-cancer effects.

The flavanoids in blueberries -- catechin, epicatechin, myricetin, quercetin, ankaempferol -- are a mouthful of strangely spelled words, but more importantly, they are extremely valuable for superior health. And remember, phytochemicals are not optional nutrients; they are essential for normal function of your immune system.

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