Sometimes it’s a challenge to eat all your fruits in a day. Perhaps you miss all those luscious summer fruits that were once so abundant at the produce stand. Consider the next best thing — the frozen foods section of your supermarket! It’s stocked with an array of colorful fruits — from berries to cherries to pineapples. Best of all, they’re available all year and perfect for whirling into a creamy lo-cal, tropical smoothie. Try one for a refreshing breakfast or a midday pick-me-up.
1 banana, medium – fresh or frozen*
1/2 cup calcium-fortified orange juice
1/2 heaping cup of blueberries, frozen
1/2 cup pineapple chunks, frozen (about 12 pieces)
1-2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
1. Cut banana into 1″ slices:
2. Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth:
Makes 2 servings.
Also, be sure to keep the fiber-rich flaxseeds in your refrigerator or freezer. Omega-3 essential fatty acids are very sensitive to heat, light and air (oxygen). It they’re exposed to these elements for too long, they can become rancid.