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Banana Smoothie with a Boost Recipe

By Lindsay Hunt | January 31, 2011

Photo: Lindsay Hunt

Photo: Lindsay Hunt

Normally my five ingredient column features simplified recipes.  Featuring whole foods, five ingredient recipes are great because they save you time, money, and are generally low-calorie.  This smoothie is no different, but instead of paring down a recipe, I added a few ingredients to make this Banana Smoothie recipe more filling, and capable of keeping you full throughout the entire day.  It gets a boost from Flaxseed Meal, which has Omega-3s and a healthy dose of fiber.

There’s no midday crash with this smoothie, and you won’t hear your stomach growling at 11 am.  Tweak it as you will, with cinnamon, nutmeg, or a dash of vanilla.  Flaxseed meal can be found at most grocery stores, I use Bob’s Red Mill.  If you can only find whole flax seeds just blend a minute longer.

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