Flaxseed, banana, mint and coconut smoothie

Flaxseed, banana, mint and coconut smoothie is the easiest way to get half of your daily omega 3 and a quarter of your fibre intake. Delicious and quickly prepared. Would you think of combining these ingredients? I grew a lot of mint this summer and experimenting with it led to surprisingly tasty drink.

Flaxseed, banana, mint, coconut and cinnamon smoothie

Portions: 1 Preparation time: 5 min

 
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Ingredients:

  • 1 medium banana (126 g)
  • 2 table spoons of activated flax seeds (leave them in the water in the fridge overnight)
  • 6-8 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 small tea spoon of cinnamon
  • glass of coconut drink/milk (300 ml)*

* I use Koko Dairy Free Original Drink because it contains a bit of grapefruit juice which goes well with mint. I am not sure if you get the same flavour using other brands but you can add a little bit of lemon or grapefruit juice instead.

*I have not received any commission for promoting the brand. The suggestion is made solely based on my personal experience.

Tip: If you do not like mint you can add small beetroot instead! It tastes really delicious! 


Instructions:

Mix all ingredients in the blender and find a nice cup to pour it in.

Flaxseed, banana, mint smoothie


Calories and nutrient content per 1 portion (426g)

  • 268 kcal calories
  • 41 g carbohydrate
  • 8 g protein
  • 12 g fat
  • 8 g fibre


Flaxseed, banana, mint, coconut and cinnamon drink


Flaxseed, banana, mint and coconut smoothie is high in vitamins and minerals

From coconut drink:

  • 45% of daily vitamin D (2.25 ug)
  • 45% of daily vitamin B12 (1.14 ug)
  • 45% of daily calcium (360 mg)

From flaxseed:

  • 50% of daily total omega 3 fatty acids (0.32 g)
  • 8% of daily iron
  • 14% of daily magnesium

From banana:

  • 18% of daily manganese
  • 10% of daily magnesium
  • 9%  of daily potassium

    Enjoy!