Omega-Rich Plum & Blueberry Smoothie

imageI devised this when I was writing a post on Golden Linseeds (see here) and I wanted a recipe to accompany it. Smoothies are a great way to ensure you get the essential fats contained in golden linseeds, along with all the other vitamins and minerals they provide.

Omega fatty acids are essential for brain and nerve health, but our bodies can’t produce Omega 3 or Omega 6, and a couple of tablespoons of linseeds in a smoothie will go a long way to fulfilling your body’s requirement.

Pumpkin seeds also provide Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids while cashews provide a trace amount.

Along with oats, cashews are a good source of magnesium, a mineral we all need but rarely get enough of.

Wheatgrass contains all the minerals known to man as well as protein, fibre, B Vitamins, Viamins A, C, E and K.

The seeds and nuts also add to the overall protein content of the smoothies. 

Plums are a good source of potassium and iron, while blueberries are another item on the list of so-called superfoods, which are anti-ageing, are believed to help prevent and improve age-related mental impairment, and are a source of Vitamin K which is necessary for bone health.

Vegan and Gluten-free, Organic except the maple syrup.

Ingredients

1 Tbsp Gluten-free Oats

1 Medium Glass Rebel Kitchen Raw Organic Coconut Water

2 Tbsps Golden Linseeds, partially ground to make the nutrients more accessible

1 Tbsp Pumpkin Seeds

Small Handful of Cashew pieces

1 Tsp Wheatgrass Powder

A Handful of Blueberries

2 Ripe Plums, stoned and chopped

1 Medjool Date, pitted

1 Tsp Maple Syrup (optional)

 Blend and serve with ice or use chilled coconut water and frozenblueberries.

(If reading this via email, click onto the blog to see the video).

Copyright: Chris McGowan

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