Fruit & Flaxseed Smoothies

Tuesday Breakfast

in addition to the choice of leftovers, crispy rice cereal, rice cakes, applesauce, etc... already mentioned in other breakfast posts, i often make us smoothies.
1 can mango or papaya (check labels carefully, these are almost the only 2 fruits in cans w/out citric or ascorbic acid from corn added) OR
2 small bags organic frozen cherries, peaches, strawberries or blueberries (check labels carefully - peaches esp almost always have citric/ascorbic acid or vitamin c added - all from corn - to preserve color)
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3 TBLspn flax seeds
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 ripe banana

i 1st dump in the can of fruit for liquidity to blend. then i layer w/ 3, 1" layers of the frozen fruits. blend on 'frozen drinks' setting. then i add the banana, flax seeds, nutmeg and coconut milk. if you like the texture more frozen, add more frozen fruit. more watery, add more canned fruit. thicker, add another banana. creamier, add more coconut milk. then belnd on 'high' for at east 2 mins to thoroughly chop up the flax seeds and release their essential fatty acids. before the nut allergies, i used to toss in a small handful of almonds for a 'bumpy' smoothie ! this smoothie is so filling, a large one is all we need for breakfast on a hectic morning!


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