Saturday, May 5, 2012

Paradise Sunrise Smoothies


Although I am a morning person, I find that since having kids, I long to sleep in just that tiny bit more, in the morning. This longing is a little counter productive, when it comes to our week day routine. Mr.B and Queenie, need a good hour, to eat, get dressed and ready for the day, so I need to be up at least 30 minutes, before they are. Even with all that time, I feel rushed when it comes to getting myself something to eat. So, I often turn to smoothies, since I can throw them into a travel mug and bring them along with me.


 My new favourite smoothie combination, is full of tropical fruit, Greek yogurt and ground flax seed. I add the ground flax for added protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. Flax is also great for intestinal health and is said to help reduce the chances of certain types of breast cancers. I add a touch of honey, for a bit of added sweetness and enjoy. The best part is the kids also love smoothies, so they are getting a whole lot of nutrients, without even knowing it!!

Paradise Sunrise Smoothies
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1 mango, cut into cubes
4 large strawberries, cut in half
1 large ripe banana
1/2 C Greek yogurt
1/3 C orange juice, or milk
1 Tbs ground flax
1-2 Tbs honey (depending on the sweetness of your fruit)

Throw all ingredients in a blender, and blend on HI speed, until smooth; about 3 minutes. Pour into glasses, garnish with additional strawberries and enjoy.

Makes 2 servings


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Susan said...

yummy..love that fruit combo..

Michelle said...

Just in time! It's getting to be smoothie season for me. When it starts getting hot (like today) this is what I have for breakfast too. I like your mug! I need one of those--and with the smoothie would be even better.

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Stacey said...

Yummy i have yet to try the Greek yogurt

Cindy Hunwhatsfordinner said...

Stacey, I wasn't very fond of Greek yogurt the first time I tried it. I think the trick is to find the brand you like. Some are more tart than others and I couldn't stomach those, LOL.

Lynn Huntley said...

This looks delicious~ I always have all the ingredients on hand:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines