This is my fruit smoothie recipe. Watch the video below of how to make your fruit smoothie! This is one of the best ways to add additional nutrients, like flax seed, for daily consumption and hidden in a delicious beverage or summer treat! I use the smaller amount of the ingredients when making for 2 and the full amount for 3. The 3 servings will make a full blender. We like a BIG smoothie! 😆
1 – 2 ripe bananas, depending on size (frozen**, chilled, or room temperature)
1/3 – 1/2 cup ground flax seeds***
1 – 1-1/2 scoops Juice Plus+ vanilla Complete (soy-based protein powder)
2 – 4 tsp. brewer’s yeast powder (found at Health Food Store), optional
1 – 2 Tbsp. psyllium whole husks (found at Health Food Store)
1/2 – 1-1/2 cups blueberries, strawberries, and/or other berries or fruit (your choice), frozen**
1 – 1-1/2 cups fresh pineapple, cut in chunks, frozen**
1-1/2 cups plant-based milk* (almond, rice, oat, or soy)
*If you make your own plant-based milk add the ground up grains left from that process to your smoothie. I include about 1/2 cup of this mixture with the other ingredients when available.
In a blender, add ingredients in this order:
Banana broken up into 1-inch sections
Dry ingredients: flax seed, JP+ Complete, brewers yeast, and psyllium husks
Other frozen fruits
Add milk last not quite covering the fruit at the top.
Blend very well on high speed for a minute, until well combined.
Serve in large glasses.
As a topping we add homemade granola or sometimes organic shredded coconut.
**If more of the fruit is frozen then the end result will be thicker, more of a dessert consistency. If your fruit is not frozen, then you may need to add ice cubes to reach the desired consistency. You can also put your overripe bananas in the refrigerator to use in your smoothies.
***If you don’t have a designated coffee grinder then put the flax seed in the blender first to grind.