to be honest, i never got into the smoothie trend. but the other day, i was wandering the farmer’s market and found freshly ground flax seed. all i knew about flax was that it was supposed to have some miraculous health benefits so i figured i’d give it a go. the problem, however, was that the only recipes i had heard of using flax seed were smoothie recipes.
so naturally, the 2 dollar bag of flax was the perfect excuse to impulsively purchase a blender (although i think this is something i should own anyways as an “adult” right??).
after an hour of pinterest and a trip to trader joe’s, i was ready to make my first smoothie. i’ve had “green monsters” before that use spinach or kale and i love them so i wanted to try it for myself.
with this smoothie i’d say i was successful : )
recipe: cinnamon roll green smoothie
1 banana (can be frozen if you want a “real” smoothie. i sometimes don’t freeze so it’s more of a creamy juice)
Handful of baby spinach
1 cup almond milk, vanilla or original
1 Tbsp flax seed
3 tsp honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Dash of cinnamon
how to make: combine all ingredients in a blender. blend. drink.