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Banana-Yogurt Smoothie

Get your protein, potassium, calcium, fiber, and omega-3s in a delicious morning shake.

Per serving: 245 calories; 9 g protein; 4 g fat; 49 g carbs; 4 g fiber.
Body+Soul, April/May 2006
  • Prep Time 5 minutes
  • Total Time 5 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons flaxseeds
  • 1 medium banana (6 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2/3 cup ice cubes

Directions

  1. Place the flaxseeds in a blender and puree for 30 seconds until they are coarsely ground.

  2. Add the banana, yogurt, honey, and ice cubes and puree until smooth and thick. Serve immediately.

Recipe Reviews

Reviews (23)

  • ivihoward 25 Jul, 2011

    Does anyone know how to get the recipie for the healthy tomato sauce? Thank you :))

  • CKosak 30 Apr, 2011

    I assume this recipe is one serving since it is not listed>???

  • larockwell 7 Dec, 2010

    In a coffee grinder: 1 tablespoon of flax seed and two tablespoons of pumpkin seeds, toss in the next smoothie..best vitamin pill ever! Pumpkin seeds grew my hair back in thick this year!!!

  • dorispepsi 15 Aug, 2010

    Of course you don't NEED the flax. It's supposed to make it healthier. Same with the ice cubes. 1 banana is enough for a serving.

  • brookehaub 17 Jul, 2010

    You don't need the seeds. Or the honey. And here's a really neat trick: when your bananas are getting a bit too ripe then peel them, wrap them in wax paper, put them in a zip lock bag and stick them in the freezer. When you want a banana smoothie pull one or two out and stick them in the blender. NO ICE CUBES NEEDED. I've found my smoothies end up tasting better this way.

  • brookehaub 17 Jul, 2010

    You don't need the seeds. Or the honey. And here's a really neat trick: when your bananas are getting a bit too ripe then peel them, wrap them in wax paper, put them in a zip lock bag and stick them in the freezer. When you want a banana smoothie pull one or two out and stick them in the blender. NO ICE CUBES NEEDED. I've found my smoothies end up tasting better this way.

  • brookehaub 17 Jul, 2010

    You don't need the seeds. And here's a really neat trick: when your bananas are getting a bit too ripe then peel them, wrap them in wax paper, put them in a zip lock bag and stick them in the freezer. When you want a banana smoothie pull one or two out and stick them in the blender. NO ICE CUBES NEEDED. I've found my smoothies end up tasting better this way.

  • sazurachii 14 Mar, 2010

    Do you really need to add the flaxseeds?

  • twalk59 28 Sep, 2009

    I don't see the recipe. It must have flax - what are the proportions to make a shake with 245 calories?

  • sunkelj 28 Sep, 2009

    Where is the recipe?

  • Mau2008 21 Sep, 2009

    I LOVE IT TOOO..

  • thabisa101 14 Feb, 2009

    I love this smoothie recipe from Dr Oz.
    n n n n Large banana, peeled and cut
    1 Scoop (n n n n cup) soy protein
    n n n n Cup frozen blueberries
    n n n n Tbsp apple juice or honey
    1 Tbsp psyllium seed husks
    8 oz water
    Mix well in blender. Enjoy!

  • Cristaleena 25 Sep, 2008

    How about substituting the honey for agave nectar. Agave is sweeter, plant-based, and eco-friendly.

  • oakandpine 8 Sep, 2008

    instead of the ice cubes, honey and yogurt. I used a good size scoop of blueberries and cream frozen yogurt with the milled flax and mashed banana. It came out like a nice thick shake. I believe it would work well with other flavors as well. I really enjoyed this.

  • KristaMae 28 Jul, 2008

    re: flaxseeds ; I buy FLAX PAKS (organic milled flax seeds by Carrington Farms) from Whole Foods. You get 12 individual easy serve packets. They are convenient and perfect for adding to shakes or take w/ you on the go. Or just add to meals at home.

  • iPatricia 16 Apr, 2008

    This is a very nice drink to have mid-afternoon when your energy begins to slump. fills you up too.

  • flchicky 31 Mar, 2008

    Refrigerate the seeds after you grind them, they'll last longer. You can also freeze it.

  • wildflower12 30 Mar, 2008

    I forgot, hold the honey if you want, the fruit is sweet enough. I do like the idea of ground flax seeds instead of the oil for fiber, but who has the time and the ground seeds go rancid rapidly. A couple squirts of oil do the trick.

  • wildflower12 30 Mar, 2008

    Take your "too" ripe bananas, peel, halve and freeze them. Using these in a shake gives you the ice cream thickness that so many people love and uses up bananas that most are at their critical peak of ripeness.
    I also add a half a cup of frozen organic berries, did you know that blackberries are tops for fiber and anti-oxidants, along with my protein powder and flax seed oil.
    I am charged to go with calcium, B's, protein, fiber and my essential amino acids and oils.

  • conbarb 27 Mar, 2008

    Flaxseeds MUST be ground up or they go right through the digestive tract. They have a very hard shell and can't be broken down by digestive enzymes. Grind them up in a coffee grinder or buy flaxseed meal and keep refrigerated to protect the valuable Omega-3 fatty acids. Two tablespoons gives you 4 grams of fiber, 2400 grams of Omega-3.

  • organicmama2 27 Mar, 2008

    I agree will adding the agave nectar instead of honey...a great substitution for diabetics. You could also add flaxseed oil instead of the whole flaxseeds.

  • Pomgrannie 26 Mar, 2008

    What about using some silken tofu instead of the yogurt. It will provide a protein boost as well as giving that same creaminess you would get with the yogurt. I think I'm going to try it this way as I am eating a "mostly" vegan diet on recommendation of my physician. If you want it to be TOTALLY vegan you can sub agave syrup or maple syrup for the honey. I think a tsp. of peanut butter would also be great :)

  • CHEFCAB 26 Mar, 2008

    This sounds like a healthy start to the day, but I don't like yogurt. Any suggestions for a replacement?