FALL RECOVERY SMOOTHIE! 23 Sep 2012
Fall in a bottle is back! This smoothie fills you up for HOURS with it's high fiber content due to the beautiful pumpkin. The pulp and seeds of a pumpkin are considered super foods because of their excellent health benefits. A cup of raw pumpkin contains only 30-45 calories, no fat or cholesterol, 1 g of dietary fiber and no more than 8 g of carbohydrates. The pulp also contains many minerals and vitamins such as A, B-6, C and E. Banana adds potassium and the addition of flax seeds (one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet) provides:
- Omega-3 essential fatty acids, "good" fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flax seed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s.
- Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities. Flax seed contains 75-800 times more lignans than other plant foods.
- Fiber. Flax seed contains both the soluble and insoluble types.
Want another reason to drink up? Recent studies have suggested that flax seed may have a protective effect against cancer, particularly breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer. Ingredients: Banana, Pumpkin, Fresh-Pressed Apple juice, Flax Seed, Cinnamon, Nutmeg & a touch of Agave Price: $7