Blueberry Banana Flaxseed Smoothie

The best part about Mother’s Day, besides getting adorable misspelled hand-made cards and breakfast in bed, was the NINJA making serious noise in my kitchen!

Yep, my wish came true.  I received a Ninja, Professional Blender from my family.  And, I’ve already started creating an endless hit list of dishes that should soon meet the wrath of the Ninja’s 6-blade technology- from gazpacho to marinades to chopped veggies to sauces to spreads.  Last year I got hot pink multi-colored Nike I.D. running sneakers and this year I got a sleek black, high-powered blender that’s so big, I can’t fit it in any of my pint-sized cabinets of my apartment kitchen.   But, that doesn’t matter.

My NINJA

My new kitchen appliance is ideal for ice crushing, blending, pureeing and controlled processing with just one touch of a button.  I figured my inaugural dish should be a smoothie. We loved the Pomegranate Smoothie I made for the Secret Recipe Club so why not create another frothy, refreshing, healthy smoothie?

I decided to work with the ingredients I had stocked because I was too eager to get the Ninja working!  A nice blueberry, banana, honey smoothie with flax seed sounded like the perfect drink.  And, based on its review from my child critics, this could be a welcomed addition to our breakfast rotation.

Like any smoothie, there’s no skill required for its production.  Just dump all of the ingredients together and push blend.  I used 1 cup of frozen blueberries and one banana but, feel free to increase the amount of fruit for added taste. I also added in a scoopful of flax seed because, why not? Flax seed has many healthy benefits, most notably the boost of omega 3.  But, if you have chia seeds laying around or wheat germ, or whatever, dump some in.  You should feel free to add any additional ingredients to your blender and just taste test the drink you go.  That’s the beauty about smoothies, you’re the mad scientist with the ability to tweak the potion.

Smoothie Ingredients

Not surprising, both of my kids gave it the thumbs up and thoroughly enjoyed trying to slurp the clumpy drink through a tiny straw.

This smoothie is just as good as an après afternoon workout drink as it is served for breakfast in the morning.  Take your pick but, I’m sure you will  enjoy.

Don’t you just want to dive in?

 

Disclaimer – This post was not sponsored by Ninja!  I’m just a happy momma who got an awesome present for Mother’s Day.  All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Comments

  1. yay for the blender. I’m not sure why but smoothies do intimidate a lot of people when I find it one of the only places I wing it. Remind me to talk flax with you.

  2. it sounds so delicious!

  3. Looks delicious! You can add so many healthy ingredients into a smoothie without anyone noticing! I like to add some greens, either kale or spinach, and hemp seeds and chia seeds! Happy Mothers Day!

  4. This looks great! I’ll be sharing on my FB page. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Happy to hear you have that amazing blender. My 15 year old loves to make smoothies, sharing this with him, thanks.

  6. Would make a brilliant breakfast! Would love you to share this at Breakfast Ideas Mondays – http://www.yummyinspirations.net/2012/05/nutella-cinnamon-porridge-and-breakfast.html

  7. Yummy smoothie… with summers around the corner, this one is going to make many mouths water 🙂

  8. YUMMY!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Kids in the Kitchen 🙂 Blessings

  9. We are just starting to drink more smoothies, looks like a great recipe!

  10. This looks delicious. Now I just have to go buy the stuff.

  11. kelli- AdventurezInChildRearing says:

    awesome blender! thanks for linking up with Kids in the Kitchen – Carrie and I both appreciate it – hope to see you again next week!

  12. Hi! I found you through Melt in Your Mouth Mondays @ Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms. Great post – can’t wait to try this smoothie! And I’m completely jealous of your Mother’s Day gift, but I’m glad you received one.

  13. recipes we love says:

    blueberry banana is a a fave at my house too

  14. This looks scrumptious! I recently started making smoothies – now we eat one everyday. I’ve been making spinach smoothies for myself but my other half won’t eat the green. This is a great way to get extra fiber using the flax seeds! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Looks delicious!

  16. The blender sounds amazing
    The smoothie looks amazing
    And I do want to jump in but will settle for featuring your delightful, healthy drink on My Meatless Mondays.

  17. That is a serious blender! I am jealous. 🙂

  18. This smoothie looks delicious! I’m glad that you had a great Mother’s Day. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

  19. Calories?

    • rachel »Rachel, I don’t know….. I don’t print out the calories with my recipes. Sorry. But it is tasty.

  20. THIS SMOOTHIE WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOD!!!! My 6 year old daughter even loved it! Big score!

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