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Healthy Smoothie Recipe

Updated on May 9, 2013
4.6 stars from 9 ratings of Flat Belly Smoothie

As a busy mom who is constantly rushing out the door, I needed an easy, healthy breakfast item I could make and possibly take with me when I am on the go. This is the recipe for the flat belly smoothie I make at least 3 mornings a week. Every ingredient is from the list of foods that fight belly fat. This smoothie keeps me full until I eat a small snack before lunch and is packed with good nutrients to start my day. There are many ways to change this recipe and make it more to your liking. Many people prefer yogurt in their smoothies so just cut back on the almond milk and add yogurt instead. Flaxseed and Chia seeds are a great way to add more vitamins and nutrients without compromising on flavor. This is also a great drink to give to your kids becuase not only does it taste great, they don't have to know there are green vegetables in the mix. My kids love these smoothies and avoid veggies at all cost.

Cook Time

Prep time: 2 min
Cook time: 2 min
Ready in: 4 min
Yields: 1 Yummy Smoothie
Ingredients
Ingredients
After step 2 the smoothie will be green
After step 2 the smoothie will be green

Ingredients

  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1 Cup Baby Spinach
  • 10 oz Bag Frozen Fruit
  • Flaxseed, Optional
  • Chia Seeds, Optional
  1. I take the frozen fruit out of the freezer about 5 minutes before preparing as this helps the blending process go easier.
  2. Blend almond milk, banana, and spinach first until completely mixed together.
  3. Next add half the bag of frozen fruit to the mixture until blended. Then add the second half of the bag until fully blended and there are no chunks.
  4. Finally, add the chia or flaxseed to the smoothie and enjoy!

12 Foods That Fight Belly Fat

 
 
 
Almonds and other nuts
Beans
Spinach
Low fat dairy foods
Oatmeal
Eggs
Turkey and lean meats
Peanut Butter
Olive oil
Whole grains
Protein Powder
Raspberries and other berries
http://fitbie.msn.com/weight-loss-tips/12-foods-fight-belly-fat

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      jenbeach21 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thanks for commenting LaThing and Kitkat. I hope you enjoy the smoothie as much as I do.

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      kitkat1141 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great recipe. I always wondered what Chia seeds tasted like. They look like poppy seeds to me! I love smoothies on busy days that I am working.

      Thanks

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Sounds delicious! I am sure this will go very well here. Thanks for the wonderful idea..... Voting up and useful.

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      jenbeach21 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thanks for the share Mekenzie!

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      Susan Ream 4 years ago from Michigan

      Love this .. Shared on Facebook! Thanks,

      Mekenzie

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      jenbeach21 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thanks Linda! I have never tried using a blender to grind the seeds but it could make for an interesting experiment! The flaxseed should be ground though.

      Mpropp, the kids really can't taste the spinach. The taste of the fruit is more prevalent. Thanks for commenting.

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      Melissa Propp 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Sounds tasty! I don't think I've seen a smoothie recipe where you put in baby spinach. And the kids really can't tell its in there? If that is true, it is a nice bonus! Thanks for sharing.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Jen, The flaxseed should be ground, correct? Could a blender grind the seeds? I use a coffee grinder for my seeds. Anyway superb recipe and hub, now I hope it works for me! :)

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      jenbeach21 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thanks for the support Deborah!

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      Deborah Neyens 4 years ago from Iowa

      I'm going to post this to my Healthy Food Examiner page. Sounds great!

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      jenbeach21 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      That is great rasta! It does give me an energy boost!

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      Marvin Parke 4 years ago from Jamaica

      I use the same recipe to build muscles and boost energy.

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      jenbeach21 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thanks midget, rebecca, and love doctor! I hope you enjoy the smoothie and thanks for sharing!

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      This smoothie looks awesome! Voted up! thanks for sharing

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Sounds good and easy. I will try this. Shared all around and voted useful!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Sounds very easy to do, and something that can be done on the go! Thanks for sharing, and I pin to my recipe board.

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      jenbeach21 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thanks teaches and unknown spy! It really is very good and I hope you enjoy it if you make it.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Jen, I am happy to find out that I eat most of the food items you posted as helpful in fighting belly fat. I love your smoothie recipe idea, may have to get some stuff to make it very soon. Voted up!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hi Jen.. smoothie sounds great especially here. we got this blender so we can make our own smoothie!

      5 stars