Foodie Joanie:

So healthy and delicious too!

Originally posted on Savory Simple:

This is my daily breakfast.  It’s very filling and so healthy.  I like this smoothie so much that I used it to kick my morning caffeine habit.  I used to look forward to coffee.  Now I crave my smoothie.

May I talk about flax seed for a moment?  One of the most common nutrition complaints I hear from people is that they don’t get enough fiber in their diet.  Indeed, it can be quite difficult to get the recommended 20-35 grams per day, especially if you don’t eat a lot of fruits and veggies.  1 1/2 tablespoons of flax seed has 4 grams of fiber!  That’s the same as eating a cup of brussels sprouts.   In addition to containing fiber, flax seed has omega-3 essential fatty acids and lignans, which have antioxidant properties.  There’s evidence that flax seed may help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. …

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