By Mary Ostyn
December 28, 2010

Like a lot of people this week, I'm feeling a mite overfed after Christmas celebrations.   This morning a smoothie sounded like a great breakfast option, as well as a great way to try out the awesome new food processor that my husband gave me for Christmas.  

  Serves:  4  (1.5 cups in a serving)

  Prep Time: 5 minutes




1 T. flax seed
2 bananas
1/2 pound frozen strawberries
1 cup yogurt
2 T. honey
1 cup orange juice
1-1/2 cups milk

 This recipe couldn't be any easier.  Start by grinding the flax seed into a powder.   I used my coffee grinder, but a food processor would probably work too.  (You can find flax seed in bulk food at many grocery stores or at a health food store.)  Place all the ingredients into the food processor and process for about 30 seconds.   You can add more milk or juice if a thinner drink is desired.  Enjoy!

When curious about the calorie count of my concoction, I discovered  It analyzes the ingredients of any recipe and gives you an estimated calorie count complete with a cool nutrition facts graphic. It even grades the recipe nutritionally based on a 2000 calorie diet.  As you can see on the right, this smoothie recipe got an A.  So enjoy, guilt free!