The BlueBerry Flax Breakfast Sandwich

Blueberry Flax Banana Sandwich

This blueberry-flax sandwich could be the healthiest sandwich you ever have.
This blueberry-flax sandwich could be the healthiest sandwich you ever have. | Source

A Different Kind of Breakfast Sandwich

Are you looking for something different for breakfast? Try this. This just may be the healthiest breakfast sandwich you ever saw. Made from two superfoods, the blueberry flax sandwich is a nutrient powerhouse.

At 424 calories, this is a complete meal. The healthy ingredients are a power boost and it contains 15 grams of fibre. This sandwich is easy to make: almost as quick as throwing some cereal in a bowl.

I used a Bullet blender for my recipe, but I you can make it up in whatever blender or food processor that you have available.

What are superfoods?

Superfoods are foods with an extremely high concentration of nutrients considered very good for your well-being and health. Although there are different lists of these foods, some common items considered to be superfoods are beans, broccoli, salmon and flaxseed. See also the World's Healthiest 128 Foods.

How I Discovered This Recipe

I discovered the recipe one morning when I had run out of ingredients for my regular breakfast, a BlueBerry Hemp Smoothie. What else could I make, I wondered, that would incorporate blueberries into something delicious. And so was born this Blueberry Flax Banana Sandwich.

The first thing I did was blend together three very healthy ingredients: flaxseed, blueberries and yogurt. I experimented to find a good consistency that would come out with a peanut butter-like thickness. The result was the recipe below. I then spread it on my toast, and added a sliced banana on top. I was quite pleased with the result.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 open-faced sandwiches
Calories 424
Calories from Fat72
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g12%
Carbohydrates 82 g27%
Fiber 15 g60%
Protein 11 g22%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Frozen Blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp Ground Flaxseed Meal
  • 2 Tbsp Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1 Medium-Sized Banana
  • 2 pieces Whole Wheat Bread

Instructions

  1. Mix yogurt and flaxseed meal together.
  2. Add mixture to your blender or food processor.
  3. Add blueberries.
  4. Mix for 1 minute or so, depending on type of blender/ food processor. (The key is to not overblend, so that it becomes too runny. It should look similar to a peanut butter consistency.) If you need to do so, add more flax or yogurt to get the right texture.
  5. Scoop mixture out and spread over toast.
  6. Cut up banana into 1/2 inch pieces and place over the spread.
  7. Slice bread for easier eating. Enjoy!

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: Serves one person. This is a complete meal.

Rate This Recipe!

5 stars from 3 ratings of Blueberry Banana Flax Sandwich

Variations

  • Instead of whole wheat bread, put the spread on a muffin, English muffin or roll.
  • Make a whole batch by multiplying the recipe by the number of people you are serving.
  • Try another type of berry such as raspberry or strawberry.
  • Experiment with the consistency by adding a bit more flax, yogurt or blueberries, according to your preference.

My Usual Breakfast

This is the breakfast I usually have in the morning, but when I ran out of milk, necessity became the mother of invention!
This is the breakfast I usually have in the morning, but when I ran out of milk, necessity became the mother of invention! | Source

My Journey To Health

This recipe comes from my ongoing journey to find food I can make that is both delicious and very nutritious. I love to cook but finding food that fits a calorie budget is a challenge. I feel good, though, because In the last ten months, I have lost 30 pounds.

For more healthy foods and products, see my Amazon store, 100togo. For more weight loss inspiration, read How to Lose Weight: A-Z.

If you are trying to get healthy, or just maintain the health that you already have, eating nutritious foods is an important component of the process.

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I Welcome Your Input. If You Have Any Questions or Concerns, Please Let Me Know. 32 comments

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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California

Hi prairie princess, I love every single one of these ingredients. I usually don't eat "sandwiches" for breakfast but I might just try this for lunch. Cheers to health!


Arlene V. Poma 4 years ago

I truly wish I could try your recipe, Prairie Princess. Without going into drama, I have kidneys that will not take the banana, the whole wheat bread, the flaxseed or the yogurt. I know that sounds awful I can only have the blueberries. The rest of the ingredients are either high in potassium, phosphorus or sodium. I have to force myself to eat as it is. With your creativity, maybe you'll have a recipe down the road?


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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

Are you expecting? Actually, I have never tried flax. I see it all the time. You have inspired me to try it . . . and the sammich.


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

Turtlewoman, thank you so much! I hadn't thought of this recipe for lunch, but that would definitely work. It's a superfood version of a peanut butter sandwich! I'd love to hear if you make it and how it turned out. It's a different way to eat flax, too. Nice to meet you!


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

Arlene, that is a challenge. Let me think about a different kind of recipe for you. I did not know that kidney problems forbade you from eating so many different kinds of foods. That must be hard to monitor. Thanks for coming by and letting me know about this. Take care.


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

@WD, no I'm not expecting! Ha ha! Flax maybe sounds a bit "yuck" as my husband would say, but it actually tastes pretty good. I'd love to hear how you make out! Thanks for stopping by.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I've been eating banana sandwiches since I was a child so adding flax seed yogurt and frozen blueberries to the mix sounds delicious. I have all the ingredients on hand so I'll try this tomorrow morning. Thanks for the recipe.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi my friend,well this does sound like a very yummy breakfast sandwich will have to give it a try !

Vote up and yummy,oh crap there is no yummy.....Vote up and awesome !!!


Arlene V. Poma 4 years ago

PrairiePrincess, many of us don't think about protecting our kidneys and liver through our diets. These organs take a lot of wear and tear over the years. It's not all that hard to switch your diet when you have a dietician helping you out. Or if you are determined When I think about it, I'm really not that bad off. I went to a nutrition class last year, and this man could not eat any meat unless he knew how it was prepared. An occasional burger was out. All you have to know is which foods will make your kidneys work harder. Unfortunately, it's usually those foods that you have enjoyed from the get-go! Oh, well.


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

@Susan, that's great! I've always had banana sandwiches, too, and this was a variation of that. Thanks for coming by.

@Kashmir, ha ha! Thanks for the comment and I hope you enjoy it. Take care.


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

Arlene, it sounds like you've adjusted really well. I understand because I've been seeing a dietitian to modify my diet to lose weight, too.

Yes, the kidneys, especially, are organs we don't think about unless we are forced to.


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greatstuff 4 years ago from Malaysia

This sounds good. I normally have muesli for breakfast 'cos it's fast, easy and nutritious. Will have to give your recipe a try. Will be sharing.


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

GS, Muesli is a very healthy breakfast, with lots of fibre. This has great fibre content, too. Thanks for the comment!


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden

This is something I would never had thought of but it looks great andI can see that it is very healthy also. I love all the ingredients so I believe you have made a super breakfast that is also tasty! I will definitely try this! I like the way you designed this hub. -well done, it looks really great!

Voted up and sharing

Tina


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

What a useful hub, good food and nutritious as well!


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

This sounds good, healthy, tasty and it looks pretty too..

Lovely hub


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

@Thoughtforce, thank you so much for such a lovely comment! It is a different way to combine some well-known ingredients. I hope you like it. Take care!

@Cristy, thank you so much! I appreciate your comment. Take care!

@Rosemay, it is very healthy! Thank you so much for your kind words. Take care.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

This sounds delicious! I think that I could even get my kids to try this if I used a different berry. They are not big fans of blueberries. Congrats on your weight loss, that is a great accomplishment!


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

Cardelean, thank you! Yes, my husband hates blueberries, too. Just tell them that it's strawberry butter, kind of like peanut butter, but better! ;)


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

This sounds and looks wonderful. Blueberries are one of my favorite berries. I can even see having this as a light supper when I get home late and am too tired to cook, especially in the summer. :)


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

Phdast, thank you so much! If you try it, I'd love to hear how it works for you. Yes, it would be nice for a quick dinner, too. Have a great day.


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Cathy Fidelibus 4 years ago from NJ

Wow, I just have to try this recipe, very different and healthy. One of my favorites I save for a special treat is almond butter on toast with sliced bananas with ground flax seeds.


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

@Cathy, thanks so much for the comment. I hope you have a chance to try it, and would love to hear how it turns out for you. Take care!


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Marcy Goodfleisch 3 years ago from Planet Earth

I love anything with blueberries! This recipe looks particularly interesting and inviting - and yummy!


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prairieprincess 3 years ago from Canada Author

Marcy, thank you! I hope you try it, and enjoy it. Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by!


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Bk42author 2 years ago from New York

This sounds so good! I love blueberries, I'm going to have to try this. Thank you for sharing!


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prairieprincess 2 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much for kind comment, Bk42author. I hope you enjoy this rather unusual meal!


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truthfornow 2 years ago from New Orleans, LA

Haha, it looked like some sweet dessert to me. But, it is healthy.


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prairieprincess 2 years ago from Canada Author

@truthfornow, ha! I guess it does kind of look like dessert, but it's super-healthy. If only all foods were like that! :) Thanks for the comment, and have a great day.


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PegCole17 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

This looks really tasty and sounds easy to make. The best part is that I already have all the ingredients. Thanks for sharing this recipe.


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prairieprincess 2 years ago from Canada Author

@PegCole17, that's great! It really is an easy little recipe to put together. Thanks for the comment, and take care.


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Taranwanderer 18 months ago

Whoa...what an incredible colorful breakfast sandwich type of meal. I think my nephews would love to eat this one morning; I might have to try it!

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