Friday 14 August 2015

Strawberry and Flaxseed Smoothie

I was at someone's house recently and noticed she had a Nutribullet which reminded me of my much cheaper jug blender which I got as a birthday present from my friend Jane when I was at university - so that was about 15 years ago and it's still going strong! I hardly ever make smoothies as I just don't have time in the mornings, and smoothies to me are really a breakfast drink. I usually end up making a cup of tea in the mornings, only having time to drink half before I have to leave to get my train, and having breakfast at my desk at work which is usually a yogurt, or cereal if I remember to put some cereal in a Tupperware container to take with me!

But I had some strawberries that needed using up, plus a couple of over-ripe bananas - we are still getting a fruit basket every week at work and whenever there are some black bananas left at the end, my boss puts them on my desk as he knows I can bake with them!

I also had some soya milk left over from when a vegan friend came to stay and thought the creamy flavour and thicker texture (as I usually buy skimmed milk which is very thin) would be lovely in a smoothie.

I also had some flaxseed in the back of a cupboard; flaxseed is incredibly good for you as it's an anti-oxidant and good for your heart, blood pressure, is a source of fibre and all sorts of other things too.

So into the blender went the soya milk, strawberries, banana and flaxseed.

I also added a squeeze of agave nectar (a vegan honey substitute) for a little sweetness. I tested it and added a little more milk to thin it down and decided I really ought to make smoothies more often!

Smoothies are a good way to use up leftover fruit which is going soft; for that reason I'm sharing this with Credit Crunch Munch, hosted by Charlene at Food Glorious Food on behalf of Camilla at Fab Food 4 All and Helen at Fuss Free Flavours.


  1. I love the sound of your smoothie as strawberry & banana go so well together but I have yet to try flaxseeds! Thank you for entering #CreditCrunchMunch:-)

  2. very nice! I have a nutribullet and we use it quite often because it's so easy to clean... but i've become lazy recently and stopped using it. Thanks for the inspiration, I need to get back into blending!

  3. Hi Caroline, thanks so much for your entry to #creditcrunchmunch, strawberries are wonderful used up in a refreshing smoothie, nom x

  4. I love any smoothie, and those Linwoods blends are so useful to add goodness and pep up the flavour. Thanks for linking up to #creditcrunchmunch


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