As Saint Patrick’s Day is just around the corner I wanted to share a fun and festive green smoothie recipe to celebrate St. Patty’s Day this year. Green smoothies are all the rage these days, and even more popular is the use of superfoods like flax and chia seeds in smoothies, cooking, baking, and even as an egg replacer. This delicious Spinach, Kiwi & Chia Seed Smoothie is packed with the health benefits of flax and chia. It is thick and sweet thanks to the bananas while the kiwi, apple and lemon add a hint of tartness.
Spinach, Kiwi & Chia Seed Smoothie
2 cups almond milk, cold
1 1/2 cups packed baby spinach leaves
1 banana, cut into chunks and frozen
1 ripe kiwi, peeled, cut into chunks
1/2 any apple, chopped and not cored/seeded/peeled
1/2 lemon, juice of
2 tbsp Carrington Farms Flax-Chia Blend
In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
Carrington Farms Flax-Chia Blend
Carrington Farms Flax-Chia Blend is a nourishing “superfood”, loaded with beneficial properties that support a healthy lifestyle. Chia is high in fiber, has more calcium by weight than milk, is high in iron, potassium, folate, phosoporus, magnesium and manganese. Plus, chia seeds are one of nature’s highest plant based sources of a complete protein and are extremely high in antioxidants. Flax seeds have a combination of healthy fat and high fiber content which make them a great food for weight loss and maintenance — many dieters have found that flax seed has been a key to keeping them feeling satisfied. Flax seed is high in most of the B vitamins, magnesium, and manganese. Both chia and flax seeds are high in Omega-3s and naturally gluten free. The Flax-Chia blend is the perfect addition to salads, cereal, yogurt and smoothies or mixed into your favorite beverage for quick energy and hydration! www.carringtonfarms.com