Kiwi Mango Flax Seed Smoothie

Kiwi Mango Flax Seed Smoothie

Spoon a few golden flax seeds into your smoothie for super nutrition.

Tropical fruit, flax seeds, and Greek yogurt combine for one delicious and highly nutritious smoothie.

This may seem like an odd combination of ingredients for a smoothie, at least it did for me, which is why I put off making this dude for a while. Big mistake. I was pleasantly surprised by how tasty, and creamy, this smoothie turned out.

Here are a few of the health benefits you can expect from chugging down this smoothie:

  • Kiwis are high in vitamin C (antioxidants), fiber (good digestion), and potassium (cardiovascular health).
  • Mangoes are loaded with an array vitamins and minerals that support good digestion, are high in antioxidants, protect against certain cancers, and offer anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Flax seeds are the star ingredient of this smoothie and a borderline superfood in my book because of the following. They help balance cholesterol levels, are anti-cancerous, anti-inflammatory, are good for heart health, help with diabetes, boost the immune system, and are high in antioxidants, dietary fiber, and the all important omega-3 fats.
  • Greek yogurt is high in protein, calcium, and probiotics (think healthy gut flora), and lends a rich creaminess to your smoothie, perhaps its best attribute.

And there you have it, an antioxidant powerhouse, fiber packed, nutrient dense smoothie perfect for breakfast or as a meal replacement. Incorporate a few of my suggested add-ons or other goodies you have around your kitchen to take the nutrition up a notch or two. Enjoy!

Kiwi Mango Flax Seed Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 kiwis, skin removed
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt (preferably full-fat)

The Add-ons

  • A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen papaya chunks
  • 1/2 fresh or frozen banana
  • 3-5 ice cubes
  • 1 cup spinach or kale for a green smoothie

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Load all the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until your desired consistency is reached.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 281
  • Fat: 13g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 39g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 26g
  • Vitamin C: 264% RDA
  • Vitamin K: 75% RDA
  • Calcium: 18% RDA
  • Iron: 8% RDA

Let me know what you think of this tasty kiwi mango flax seed smoothie by leaving a comment below. Happy Blending!

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