Another quick breakfast. The flax and almond meal make this smoothie a bit more substantial. I use whatever fruit looks good and ripe. The more ripe the fruit, the naturally sweeter the smoothie. Peaches, nectarines, plums, blueberries, strawberries, melons, raspberries and bananas are all great for this. I like to mix it up. The pictured smoothie has peaches and raspberries.
A note on the flax seeds. I store mine whole and always grind freshly to order in a clean coffee grinder. This extends their shelf life and grinding makes them digestible.
Feel free to adjust this one as you see fit. Use any type of yogurt and milk. Easily made dairy free. And any sweetener you prefer: sugar, honey, maple syrup, agave, brown rice syrup... do you have a sweetener you like? I'm still hooked on agave.
Makes 1 smoothie.
AM Breakfast Shake
1/2 teaspoon whole flax seeds
2 teaspoons almond meal
1/2 cup plain yogurt (any kind)
1/2 cup chopped fruit (peeled, pitted as necessary)
sweetener, to taste
splash of milk, to taste (any type of milk)
Grind the flax seeds to a powder. Blend with almond meal, yogurt and fruit. Adjust sweetness and consistency as needed with the sweetener and milk of your choice.