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Monday, January 2, 2017

Black Sesame Flax Seed Smoothie

Here is my latest smoothie.  I have been drinking this one for a couple of years.  I am really loving the flavour of the black sesame, and the health benefits are huge. (you can use white sesame if you cannot find black) They have more calcium than dairy, are packed with copper which is very helpful fighting inflammation and also copper activates enzymes that help with the production of elastin and collagen.  They are also high in zinc which helps with bone density.  They also contain many other nutrients, including magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, selenium and B1.  Here is a link for a nutritional breakdown. 


2 T black or white sesame

2 T flax seeds

1 banana

1 handful fresh spinach

I T coconut oil

1 t spirulina or chlorella or 1 t of both

1 T local honey

fresh water

This recipe is for 2 people, so halve it for 1 person.  This drink becomes very mucilagenous if you don't drink it within 5 minutes of making it.  This is not my fave, it's easier to drink when first made.
This drink will keep you regular and really help you start your day well with all the major amino acids contained in the green powders spirulina and chlorella, so even if you don't eat the most healthy food for the rest of the day, at least you start your day with a nutrient packed drink, that also fills you up for at least 2 hours.

Flax seeds and black sesame seeds

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