Berry-Flaxseed Smoothie

A smoothie is a smart way to start your day, especially
when it includes this tasty mix of foods for better blood sugar.

  • 2 tablespoons whole flaxseeds
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup unsweetened frozen mixed berries or blueberries
  • 1 small banana, sliced

Flaxseeds may seem like an unusual addition, but they blend in seamlessly and make this breakfast drink an excellent source of fiber.[/factoid]

Time = 5 minutes
Place the flaxseeds in dry blender, cover, and blend until ground into a fine powder. Add the orange juice, yogurt, mixed berries (or blueberries), and banana. Cover and blend until smooth and creamy.

nutrition info:
calories= 200

calories from fat = 5g

saturated fat = 0g

sodium= 33g

carbs =36g

protein =5g

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest