Banana-Berry Smoothie Bowl

Total time: 10 minutes Makes: 2 servings

➜ Sweet strawberries add a pink hue to this smoothie bowl, but it’s not just a pretty dish. The flaxseeds add ALA, which provides antioxidants and helps block the growth of certain cancers. Plus, flaxseeds help lower cholesterol levels and relieve constipation.

INGREDIENTS :

FOR SMOOTHIE

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed
  • 1/2 banana

FOR TOPPING

  • 1/4 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon flaxseed
  • 1/2 banana, sliced

Directions :

  1. Blend frozen strawberries, yogurt, oats, water, flaxseeds, and banana in a blender until the mixture is smooth. Divide between two bowls.
  2. Top each bowl with 2 tablespoons sliced strawberries, 1 tablespoon chopped pistachios, 1 tablespoon coconut, 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds, 1/2 teaspoon flaxseeds, and half of the banana slices. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts :

PER SERVING: 278 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 12 g protein, 27 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrates, 15 g sugars (0 g added sugar), 8 g fiber

TIP:

You can use either whole flaxseed or ground flaxseed in this recipe. Either way, store it in the refrigerator to keep it fresh longer; ground flaxseed will last for six months and whole seeds will last for a year. It makes a healthy addition to baked goods too.

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