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Mixed Berry Flax Smoothie

I love the color pink. Sometimes when people ask (I guess as an ice breaker?), they look at me like I’m joking and I’m being dead serious. I love the color pink. I don’t own a lot of pink clothing but I adore the color. A fond memory is that when I became best friends with my friend Emily, she went from wearing no pink to having a ton of pink in her wardrobe. Success! My room at home is decorated with strong pink and green accents and my dorm room at school was pink and brown.

I’ve already written about my recent fruit smoothie habit here, when I shared the green smoothie I frequently make. It’s a nice way to make sure I get my fruit intake, because I tend to shy away from it. Plus, with how hot it has been lately in LA, it’s a nice way to cool off. Now, when I make these smoothies, I almost always add spinach because it doesn’t affect the taste and it’s an easy way to get a couple of cups of vegetables into my diet as well. But sometimes? Sometimes I just want a pretty pink smoothie.

If I remember, I add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed to add a little extra boost of nutrients because it disappears inside the fruit taste. You can customize this however you want – only strawberries? Go ahead. Don’t like mango? Maybe add in an apple or an orange. Don’t want to use water? Add almond milk. You can add or take away based on your preferences, so you can just use this as a guideline. Enjoy!

Mixed Berry Flax Smoothie

makes 1 large or 2 regular smoothies (3 cups total)

1 1/4 cup frozen mixed berries
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1 banana, ripe
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
1/2 to 1 cup water

Add ingredients to a blender, starting with 1/2 cup water. Add more water as needed and blend until smooth and desired consistency.

[source: a Confectionary Tales original]

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