Creamy Avocado Berry Smoothie with Raw Brown Whole Flax Seeds
|Creamy Avocado Berry Smoothie with Raw Brown Whole Flax Seeds|
|photo by recipe author|
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
- 1 ripe avocado
- 16 ounces coconut milk*
- handful frozen berries
- 1-2 teaspoons ground flax
Put everything in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Pour in a glass and serve.
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Unique Nutritional Qualities of Flax Seed
Omega 3 Fatty Acids – Flax seeds are a very good source of Omega 3 fatty acid in the form of alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA. The ALA present in flax can also remain intact after baking, so fresh ground flax can be added to breads and pastries and still retain its Omega 3 advantage after coming out of the oven. Flax seed has a high ratio of Linolenic (Omega-3) to Linoleic (omega-6) fatty acids. While many other plant seeds contain a higher ratio of omega-6 fats, flaxseed is the one of the few seeds that contains a much higher ratio of the essential omega-3 fats.