Soooo once again, I’ve discovered a new favorite green smoothie. I’m pretty sure this has turned into a weekly thing. Each week, I start throwing in new ingredients to my green smoothies, and somehow I end up with a masterpiece!
I always try to keep my smoothie recipes under or around 6 ingredients. I find that the less ingredients you need, the less intimidating and more likely you will be to try new things! Have you ever looked at photos for a recipe, started drooling, and then saw the list of 15+ ingredients that you definitely don’t have in your kitchen? Ya… I’ve been there too! My goal is to make healthy eating as simple and fun as possible!
I know a lot of you bunnies are allergic to bananas, because I often get asked for swaps in my recipes. This smoothie is banana free! Other notable differences in this green smoothie recipe versus my others? Protein rich soy milk!
This smoothie is also loaded with flaxseed which is an excellent source of:
- Omega-3 essential fatty acids: “good” fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s.
- Lignans: which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities. Flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.
- Fiber: Flaxseed contains both the soluble and insoluble types.
Soy & Flax Green Smoothie
1 cup unsweetened soy milk
1 large handful of spinach
1 cup frozen mango
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
Blend blend blend!
Note: I love my smoothies extra thick, and I usually have to use the “plunger” on my Vitamix to get all of the ingredients to blend together, but if you don’t have a high powered blender, simply add more soy milk as you blend!
Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the RunApril 15, 2014 at 3:20 pm (9 years ago)
looks delicious! i love the pink straw with the green smoothie, too.
Jojo @ RunFastEatLotsApril 15, 2014 at 4:04 pm (9 years ago)
Mmm I like my smoothies extra thick too. I lost my plunger for my vitamix though 🙁
Megan MesserApril 15, 2014 at 7:11 pm (9 years ago)
Love these green smoothies! For the juicers out there.. I recently started mixing the juice pulp with orange juice and freezing them in ice cube trays; easy frozen greens and fruits to add to a smoothie! No waste!!
AmyApril 16, 2014 at 12:59 pm (9 years ago)
You are amazing girl! Such an inspiration, keep up the awesome blog. Only blog I check every day 🙂
CatherineApril 16, 2014 at 3:51 pm (9 years ago)
Thank you so much Amy, you are so sweet!
MaryApril 16, 2014 at 3:52 pm (9 years ago)
fabulous looking smoothie – what a great breakfast for tomorrow!
AshleyApril 20, 2014 at 6:41 pm (9 years ago)
I tried this recipe today, it was surprisingly good, thanks for sharing!!