Citrus Flax Green Smoothie

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The only green smoothie you’ll ever need! Fresh spinach and flax seeds are sweetened with citrus and bananas. You’ll be shocked at how good this tastes!

The only green smoothie you'll ever need! Fresh spinach and flax seeds are sweetened with citrus and bananas. You'll be shocked at how good this tastes!

More green smoothie fun!

I love this rendition because it has flaxseeds. I used to be ridiculed in the workplace for buying flaxseeds in bulk on Amazon, but who’s laughing now?! Flaxseeds are so trendy! But seriously, this Citrus Flax Green Smoothie is bursting with vitamins, minerals, and omega 3 fatty acids.

The only green smoothie you'll ever need! Fresh spinach and flax seeds are sweetened with citrus and bananas. You'll be shocked at how good this tastes!

I make a variation of this smoothie (often substituting almond milk for the water) nearly every morning, and that means major nutrition right off the bat! And I don’t share. Two cups of spinach never went down so easily.

The only green smoothie you'll ever need! Fresh spinach and flax seeds are sweetened with citrus and bananas. You'll be shocked at how good this tastes!

I’m still tearing it up with my Blendtec so whole flaxseeds are easily pulverized (select the Whole Juice mode). This is important because whole flaxseeds aren’t processed in your digestive tract; they need to be ground to release all their superfood powers.

If you are using a regular blender, you can either grind your flaxseeds separately in an electric grinder or substitute ground flax meal. The ratio of whole flaxseeds to ground flaxseeds is 1:1.5. So in this recipe, you can substitute 3 T. ground flaxseed meal for the 2 T. whole flax seeds.

The flaxseed makes it extra filling, too, so you’ll be less likely to snack. For extra protein (especially if you are using this as a meal replacement), consider adding a scoop of your favorite protein powder.

The only green smoothie you'll ever need! Fresh spinach and flax seeds are sweetened with citrus and bananas. You'll be shocked at how good this tastes!

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Citrus Flax Green Smoothie

Yield: 2 servings

Cook Time: 2 min

Total Time: 2 min

Packed with nutritious fruits, spinach, and flaxseeds, you'll be surprised how sweet this green smoothie is! A great breakfast, snack, or treat option!

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup water
  • 2 clementines, peeled
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseeds
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender in the order listed. Blend until smooth.
  1. 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed meal may be substituted for the whole flaxseeds.

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10 comments

  1. I really need to get myself a Blendtec (there’s always something else to buy). I used to use flax seeds in my smoothies, I need to get back to that they’re so good for you.

    • You need to get yourself a Blendtec. Yes you do. Game-changing! But I hear you. One of these days I’m going to get myself a Le Creuset Dutch Oven… maybe around the time you get a Blendtec. :)

  2. I love a good green smoothie, especially when it’s packed with tropical fruit like this one! I also do something pretty similar, only I like to use a little bit of Greek yogurt for an extra protein boost. It makes it really creamy too!

  3. I love smoothies and we make a similar smoothie here at home. I add collagen/gelatin powder and lemon flavored cod liver oil. The kids devour it like it’s a milk shake. I will have to share my recipe for a tropical smoothie that includes carrots, butternut squash, and cauliflower. You’d never guess that it is loaded with so many veggies with how tasty it is.

    • Awwwwwwwww HI! What does the collagen/gelatin powder add to a smoothie? I have gelatin powder on hand and I’m always trying to think of things to do with it. Lemon-flavored cod liver oil you say? Please do share your tropical smoothie recipe, that sounds AMAZING. Cauliflower? In a smoothie?! Never tried that, but it sounds like a great idea!!! Thanks for leaving me a comment. XXO

  4. This recipe was so great thatbat my school we had to find a salad and smoothie recipe out of the spinach and this was the 1st recipe i picked so wat i tryin to say is that this was my first smoothie i made 

    • Awwww, what a great story! It sounds like you liked it which is the most important thing. I find it easier to drink spinach than to eat it. :D Take care!

  5. This is beatifuul  Whay fabulous colors and i love t e inredients

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