This Banana Cashew Flax Seed Smoothie is an EASY, satisfying, 4 ingredient breakfast! Naturally gluten free and healthy, too!
Such a small little seed that is such a POWERHOUSE of nutrition
I recently started putting flaxseed in my morning bowl of blueberry oatmeal with cheesecake swirl to add a little healthy fiber and then it got me thinking about smoothies.
I love me a good keto low carb smoothie or chocolate peanut butter protein shake, but they never keep me feeling full for very long.
Until I decided to make a FLAXSEED shake. SERIOUSLY a game changer.
Flax Seed Benefits
Flaxseeds are LOADED with healthy benefits which can really power up a meal. They’re so tiny and easy to just sprinkle on your food. Some of the benefits of eating flaxseed are:
- Flaxseeds are high in omega-3 fats (the good for you fats!)
- Rich in dietary fiber – which helps promote digestion and keep you fuller for longer
- They may help lower blood pressure and improve cholesterol.
- They are a good source of quality protein.
See? So much healthy goodness in one TINY seed that is going to AMP UP your morning meal.
Banana Flaxseed Smoothie Ingredients
Like my blueberry spinach smoothie, this little recipe is seriously simple and has a SERIOUSLY short ingredient list:
- Almond Milk
- Flax seeds
- Frozen banana
- Cashew butter
Or if you prefer a banana almond smoothie, you could totally use almond butter. OR even peanut butter!
How to make a Banana Flaxseed Smoothie
Place all your ingredients into a high powered blender. Blend on high power until it is thick and smooth. Serve it up and enjoy!
How Much Flaxseed in a Smoothie?
I played around with the flax ratio in this banana smoothie with flaxseed and I found the magic number to be about 1 Tbsp per shake (this recipe makes 2 shakes which is why it calls for 2 Tbsp!) This allows you to get some of the good flax benefits without it tasting to “seedy” if you know what I mean!
Seeds are good.
Too many seeds make me feel like I’m a bird.
Whipping yourself up a flax seed smoothie is probably one of the easiest things you will ever do and it makes a mean breakfast or snack. You could even pump it up with a little vanilla or chocolate protein powder to give your muscles the protein boost that they need AND keep you even MORE full until lunch!
It’s SERIOUSLY creamy-dreamy-delicious thanks to the combination of frozen bananas AND cashew butter and rich enough that you could totally use less almond milk to make it almost like banana ice cream…
BUT with the health benefits of FLAX.
I don’t know about you but a breakfast that can also be a dessert is something that I am VRY VRY HERE FOR.
If you’re loving the sound of this delicious banana and flaxseed smoothie, but don’t quite have the right ingredients or need to make some modifications due to dietary needs or preferences, you totally can switch it up! To make this smoothie nut free, simply use sun butter instead of cashew butter. If you want to opt out of cashew butter and go for a peanut butter banana classic flavor, use peanut butter instead! You can also toss in some frozen berries to change up the flavor.
Other Healthy Smoothie Recipes
Healthy Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie
- 2 Large frozen bananas, cut into coins
- 1 Cup Unsweetened almond milk
- 3 Tbsp Cashew butter
- 2 Tbsp Flax seeds
- Place all your ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides if necessary.
- SLURP UP
Recipes written and produced on Food Faith Fitness are for informational purposes only.
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: FREESTYLE POINTS: 13 POINTS+: 9. OLD POINTS: 7
(per 1 smoothie based on the recipe making 2)
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