Having a slice of watermelon is so refreshing, especially in the summer, isn’t it? Fresh strawberries are another favorite summer fruit of mine. So it seemed like a great idea to whip up a strawberry-watermelon drink.Continue reading
Bananas and fresh strawberries make a great combination in this summery muffin! They’re so moist and full of delicious chunks of fresh strawberries. I love how the sprinkling of coarse sugar gives these muffin tops a little sparkle and crunchiness, too! I just did a light sprinkling, but you can do a heavier sprinkle if you want a real sugary top.Continue reading
Smoothies are a summer staple for me–they’re so refreshing in the hot weather! Here’s a great strawberry smoothie recipe I like to make. I love strawberries in just about anything. And I especially like this smoothie because it has healthy flaxseed in it.
Recently, I received some samples of different healthy flaxseed superfood blends to try out from Linwoods. The items I’m trying are:
- Flaxseed & Goji Berries
- Flaxseed, Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Walnuts, & Q10
- Flaxseed Cocoa & Berries
- Flax, Sunflower, Pumpkin & Sesame Seeds & Goji Berries
I also received some Shelled Hemp, which I had never tried before, but it was great mixed into some Greek yogurt for breakfast! You can use it just as you would use flaxseed meal.
I’m sprinkling these blends over cereal and oatmeal, and mixing them into smoothies, for an extra healthy dose of fiber and nutrients. You could add these blends to many other foods, too, for a healthy boost–like salads, soups, casseroles, pasta, and stir fry. Or try mixing into your baked goods to make them a little healthier! I really like the variety of the Linwood blends and all the healthy ingredients that are combined with their flaxseed. These blends are available at Whole Foods; Bed, Bath, and Beyond; Fresh Market and other select stores.
I used the Linwood Flaxseed and Goji Berries blend in this smoothie, but you can use any type of ground flaxseed that you prefer. It’s a super healthy way to start your day!
STRAWBERRY-FLAX SMOOTHIE by NancyCreative
Makes about two 10-oz. servings
- 1 heaping cup frozen strawberries
- 3/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt (I like using Greek yogurt)
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup orange juice or grapefruit juice (use smaller amount if you want it a little thicker)
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1 Tablespoon flaxseed meal
- 1 banana
- 3 ice cubes
Place all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and frothy.
This smoothie makes a great breakfast or healthy snack during the hot summer months! Have you tried mixing in flaxseed or other types of fiber to your smoothies?