Mixed Berry Flaxseed Gluten Free Smoothie

Smoothies are a fantastic start to the day, mid morning or late afternoon snack. While I certainly like my all fruit smoothies, I try to always throw in a handful or two of spinach to sneak in another veggie helping during the day. Adding veggies to smoothies is scary I know but the benefits of adding these to the mix are tremendous. So if you’re on the fence on this one, just give it a try first. Also, for an extra nutritional boost I like to add flaxseed, oatmeal, or chia seeds. In this mixed berry smoothie I decided to add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed which adds a bunch of extra protein and fiber to my daily diet. This mixed berry smoothie was a winner for both myself and my little smoothie buddy so hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mixed berries (ex. frozen Welch’s antioxidant fruit blend: strawberries, blueberries, dark sweet cherries, sour cherries, blackberries)
  • 1/2 cup plain fat free regular or Greek yogurt (Stonyfield or Cabot is gluten free)
  • 1 banana
  • 2 handfuls fresh spinach
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed (Bob’s Red Mill is certified gluten free)
  • 1 tsp honey or agave nectar
  • 1 cup fat free milk
  • 1 cup ice
Mixed Berry Gluten Free Smoothie
Mixed Berry Gluten Free Smoothie

TIP: If you have any extra smoothie, store it in a sealed glass jar like the one above and enjoy the next day!

Sincerely,

Lindsay

2 Comments on Mixed Berry Flaxseed Gluten Free Smoothie

  1. Taylor Minor
    April 16, 2014 at 1:37 pm (4 years ago)

    Let me tell you, I am so glad I found this blog. I need more gluten-free mommy blogs in my life! My fiance and I were a successful gluten-free – dairy-free for several months, and have fallen the past month. Let me say, you can definitely tell the difference in your body! I need some gluten-free moms to help me back up!

    This recipe looks SO amazing. I normally just do a tropical-type fruit smoothie, but these additions seem great! Mmmmm. So happy to have found your blog 🙂

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    • Lindsay
      April 16, 2014 at 4:09 pm (4 years ago)

      Your comments just made my day! Omitting gluten from your diet makes such a huge difference in how your body functions, in a good way that is. Hope you can find your way back and find everything I have on here useful.

      I love making smoothies. I like to play with recipes that I find on pinterest and just googling and make them work for me by either leaving some things out or adding some in. Lots of it is personal taste. Hope you enjoy! Also check out my pinterest and take a look at the smoothies that I’ve favorited.

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