Tested till perfect Vita-Juice Smoothie
Vita-Juice Smoothie
Photography by Matthew Kimura

Vita-Juice Smoothie

This is full of antioxidants, such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, anthocyanins and other phytochemicals. Antioxidants can help prevent a host of illnesses. Flaxseeds contain both soluble and insoluble fibre, as well as heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: March 2004

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  • Portion size 2

Ingredients

  • 2 cups 2cupscarrot juice or carrot cocktail or apple juice
  • 1 cup 1cupfrozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupfrozen strawberries
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspfrozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspfrozen cranberry juice concentrate
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Preparation

In blender, pur?carrot juice, blueberries, strawberries, flaxseeds and orange and cranberry juice concentrates until smooth.

Additional information :

Tips
You can buy ground flaxseeds in most supermarkets and health food stores. You can also grind your own in a clean coffee grinder. Whole and ground flaxseeds stay fresh in an airtight container in the freezer for months.

For a thicker smoothie, add 1 banana.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 231 pro 5g total fat 4g sat. fat 0
carb 47g fibre 8g chol 0mg sodium 77mg

% RDI:

calcium 9 iron 16 vit A 271 vit C 98
folate 28
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