Start your day off right with our Cocoa Flax Kefir Smoothie! Flaxseed is one of the many superfoods you can add to your smoothies for an added health kick. We recommend using flax meal when possible so that our bodies can more easily absorb the omega-3s, fiber, and antioxidants. Flax is also a great source of lignan, which has been shown to improve cardiovascular health.
Cocoa powder is packed with an antioxidant called flavanol which may shown to reduce risks of cardiovascular disease. An ongoing study by Harvard and Brigham has shown that the potential health benefits of cocoa flavanols could range from decreasing inflammation, lowering blood pressure, improving blood flow, to even reducing the risk of memory loss.
With bananas for added thickness and potassium, this smoothie is basically a dessert for breakfast (only healthier)!
- 2 cups Madagascar Vanilla Lowfat Kefir
- 2 tbsp flax meal
- 1 tbsp cashew butter
- 4 tbsp cocoa powder
- Add all ingredients to the pitcher of a high-powered blender. Blend on high until smooth.
- For less sugar, substitute Madagascar Vanilla for Low Fat Plain Kefir.