“Tastes great and super simple to make. A scoop of vanilla protein powder makes this a perfect post-workout recovery shake.”~ Chris
Almond Honey Flaxseed, a popular Ninja Blender smoothie recipe, is the perfect breakfast shake, high in protein which benefits muscle health and curbs your appetite throughout the day. Also, it provides a plentiful dose of heart-healthy Omega-3 to help keep your cholesterol levels in check. The deliciously nutty flavor is perfectly complemented by the sweet golden honey, a satiating and satisfying way to get your day started. Just try to keep this one in your glass as it tends to get a bit sticky.
Everything You Need
The Ninja Blender Almond Honey Flaxseed smoothie ingredients are:
- almond milk
- almond butter
Almond Milk – Almond milk is a popular nut-based milk replacement that is naturally lactose-free, dairy-free, and completely vegan. It has a surprisingly diverse set of nutrients, including significant amounts of vitamin D, vitamin E, and calcium. Almond milk is also a heart-healthy beverage for those interested in lowering their cholesterol.
Almond Butter – Almond butter is made from roasted, ground almonds and is often used as a substitute for peanut butter. It is high in monounsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin E. Almond butter can help lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease, and improve the health of artery walls.
Honey – Honey is a thick, sticky liquid made from plant nectar by honeybees. It is rich in antioxidants, including phenolic acids and flavonoids that are excellent at reducing oxidative stress. Honey has been used to facilitate burn and wound healing for thousands of years and has shown great success in healing diabetes-related foot ulcers.
Flaxseed – Flaxseed has a mild, nutty flavor and a crisp, crunchy texture. It is loaded with vitamins and minerals and high in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseed is rich in fiber, has potent cancer-fighting properties, particularly for breast cancer colorectal cancer, and skin cancer, and benefits your heart by lowering cholesterol and blood pressure.
A standard blender is all that is required to make Ninja Blender smoothies. If you are making it for just one person, we recommend using any one of the many available Ninja Single Serve Blenders as they are quick to set up and very easy to clean.
If you are making them for more than one person, we recommend a higher-end Ninja Blender that can process larger loads more efficiently.
For overnight storage, we recommend using a glass or BPA-free airtight container with a resealable lid.
How To Make The Ninja Blender Almond Honey Flaxseed Smoothie
The Ninja Blender Almond Honey Flaxseed smoothie is very easy to make:
- Step 1: Place are almond milk, almond butter, honey, flaxseed, and ice into a Ninja blender and secure the lid.
- Step 2: Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
- Step 3: Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
- Step 4: Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.
Recipe Tips And Substitutions
If you don’t have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
Coconut milk or soy milk can be substituted for the almond milk and still keep this delicious smoothie dairy-free.
- Place almond milk, almond butter, honey, flaxseed, and ice into a Ninja Blender and secure the lid.
- Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
- Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
- Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.
- If you don't have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
- Coconut milk or soy milk can be substituted for the almond milk and still keep this delicious smoothie dairy-free.
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321Total Fat: 55gSaturated Fat: 4gUnsaturated Fat: 42gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 231mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 12gSugar: 49gProtein: 35g
Smoothie Frequently Asked Questions
Flaxseeds are a nutritional gem, brimming with omega-3 fatty acids, especially alpha-linolenic acid, which supports heart health. They’re a rich source of dietary fiber, benefiting digestion and blood sugar regulation, and are packed with lignans, powerful antioxidants that have potential cancer-preventing properties. Additionally, their vitamin and mineral content, including vitamin B1, magnesium, and phosphorus, further elevates their health profile. For optimal nutrient absorption, it’s best to consume them ground, and their nutty flavor makes them a versatile addition to beverages and dishes alike.
Almond milk is generally a low-calorie beverage, especially when compared to cow’s milk. Its fat content is largely composed of healthy monounsaturated fats. However, the calorie and fat content can vary based on whether you choose unsweetened, sweetened, or flavored almond milk. Unsweetened almond milk usually contains around 30-50 calories and 2.5 grams of fat per cup. Conversely, sweetened and flavored versions can contain added sugars, raising the calorie count. It’s essential to check the nutrition label and ingredient list. In moderation and as part of a balanced diet, almond milk is not inherently fattening. However, like any food or drink, excessive consumption without considering overall calorie intake can contribute to weight gain.
More Ninja Blender Smoothie Recipes
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