But today's post has NOTHING to do with oatmeal.
Nope, there isn't an oat in sight.
But not just any smoothie...
...I wanted to incorporate the sweet, juicy, freshness of melon!
Sweet and bursting with flavor, this smoothie is the perfect way to start a summer morning off with a BANG! The frozen banana makes it creamy, the flax gives it staying power (along with fiber, antioxidants, and healthy omega-3's), and the melon simply makes it delicious. Feel free to use cantaloupe, honeydew, or any type of specialty melon.
Banana Melon Smoothie
1 large banana, broken into pieces and frozen
1 heaping C of melon (I used cantaloupe)
2T ground flax
1/4C orange juice
1/4C Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- Add the banana, melon, flax, orange juice, and almond milk to your blender.
- Blend on the lowest speed first, and then gradually increase the speed.
- Continue blending for 1-2 minutes until thoroughly smooth.
- Serve chilled, as a snack, or alongside your breakfast of choice!
I decided to add flax meal to the smoothie for a number of reasons, but primary because flax contains significant amounts of fiber, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. It is also high in B vitamins, which is important for someone like me who doesn't receive those vitamins from animal protein. If you want to learn more about the benefits of adding a tablespoon of flax to your morning smoothie, oatmeal, etc., just read here.
Question of the Day:
What is your favorite summer drink? Is it iced coffee? A milkshake? A smoothie? Iced tea? Orange juice? Tell me all about it in the "Comment" section below!
Ally and Bo