I decided to make a wonderful, refreshing, tasty and healthy drink that is also filling.
- 8 to 10 medium size strawberries
- 1/2 cup of plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup of frozen berries or 4-6 crushed ice cubes
- 2 tsp. of ground flax seeds
Wash and chop or quarter the strawberries. Add strawberries, plain yogurt, milk, vanilla extract, frozen berries or ice cubes and flax seeds to the blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with a fresh strawberry or other berries.
You can omit the vanilla extract and flax seeds if you like. The extract is for added flavour and the flax seeds are for health benefits. This seed is filled with B vitamins, Omega 3 EFAs (good for fighting inflammation) and fiber (good for lowering cholesterol, blood sugar and for promoting regularity).
I add ground flax seeds to my oatmeal and to my smoothies which I don't make very often.