Posted on January 25 2018
A vegan tropical fruit and seed smoothie made with banana, pineapple, papaya or mango (or both!), almond milk, flax seeds and chia seeds with a dash of cinnamon to round out the delicious fruity, nutty flavours of this incredible Energy Boost Flax Seed Smoothie!
By far THE BEST fruit smoothie to give you energy and fuel performance.
This Energy Boost Flax Seed Smoothie is perfect to have before you head to the gym, do a Yoga or Pilates workout, go for a run or a nice long walk, or before a busy work day.
Try my other amazing smoothies – my Post Workout Tropical Turmeric Smoothie, my Berry Good Kale Green Smoothie, my Pina Colada Pineapple Smoothie, my 5 Minute Spinach Apple Green Smoothie, my Antioxidant Berry Blaze Smoothie, my Chocolate Cinnamon Coconut Smoothie, my Healthy Glow Pumpkin Smoothie, my Immune Boosting Grapefruit Banana Smoothie, my Incredible Strawberry Avocado Smoothie and my Peanut Butter Banana Protein Smoothie.
You might be wondering why you would want to put flax seeds in your morning smoothie…A reasonable question being that they are very “seedy” in texture and flavour and this doesn’t normally go hand in hand with a creamy-dreamy smoothie picture.
BUT because they get ground up along with the chia seeds and all the delicious tropical fruit, you really don’t even know they’re there!! Your smoothie is almost as creamy and smooth as normal, PLUS you get all the added health benefits that flax seeds and chia seeds bring to the table.
In conclusion…Flax seeds and chia seeds ARE good in smoothies!
Let’s talk flavour for a moment here. It doesn’t get much more tropical than a banana, pineapple, papaya smoothie. My pineapple was SWEEET and incredibly delicious, so my smoothie ended up super fruity-sweet, I might even have preferred a slight sour note as I love the sweet and sour combo, just sayin’.
Regardless though, there is no way for this smoothie to be anything but mouth-wateringly scrumptious! The seeds bring a slight savoury note and the almond milk adds a little nuttiness.
Energy Boost Flax Seed Smoothie perfection!
Why add Super Food flax seeds to smoothies? Coz:
- Just 1 tbsp provides a good amount of plant protein, fibre, omega 3 fatty acids, amino acids, antioxidants, and they’re very low in carbohydrates
- They are rich in vitamins and minerals
- Ground flax seeds are easier to digest so adding them to your morning smoothie is ideal
Why add chia seeds to smoothies? Coz:
- They are among the healthiest foods on the planet
- These little gems contain a MASSIVE amount of nutrients and very little calories
- FULL of fibre, calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, Vitamin B, potassium AND antioxidants
- Not to mention they are known for their energy boosting properties and were used way back in Aztec days to fuel performance
In conclusion #2…This Energy Boost Flax Seed Smoothie is definitely for you! You might not know it yet, but you were meant to be. Give it a try soon, you won’t be sorry 🙂
If you love fruit smoothies, which I’m assuming you do, coz like, who doesn’t? Then take a peek at my 10 Healthy Superfood Fruit Smoothies for more delicious, quick and easy, healthy smoothie ideas.
A vegan (dairy free) tropical fruit and seed smoothie made with banana, pineapple, papaya or mango (or both!), almond milk, flax seeds and chia seeds with a dash of cinnamon to round out the delicious fruity, nutty flavours.
- 1 banana
- 1 cup pineapple pieces
- 1/2 medium pawpaw or papaya , or mango
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Place all ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth and creamy. The seeds should be mostly broken down and barely noticeable.
You can swap out the almond milk for coconut milk or Greek yoghurt if you prefer.