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Homemade Protein Shake

I’ve been searching for a protein shake that tastes good, doesn’t have a whole lot of extra junk in it and isn’t super expensive. It can be hard to find. Here is what I’ve been doing. It takes a little getting used to because its not super sweet but it is for sure filling and I know exactly what goes into it. This recipe has a good amount of omega 3s in it which can have a lot of health benefits. If you have a clotting disorder or are on anticoagulants this might not be the best thing to add to your diet on a super regular basis as omega 3s can thin the blood and cause excessive bleeding with these conditions.

What you need:

2 tablespoons flax seeds

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1/4 cup fresh fruit (I’ve been using raspberries alot lately)

1/4 cup frozen fruit (I bought a bag of organic mixed berries from Trader Joes)

1/2 banana (optional for a little extra sweetness and filling)

12 ounces of water

Directions:

Place flax and chia seeds into blender and blend first into powder. Add the rest of ingredients and blend until smooth.

In the winter I like to wait a little before drinking my smoothie so its not as cold. The chia seeds will expand and the smoothie will get thick. This also has lots of fiber so you can expect a good trip to bathroom at some point too. :)

Let me know what you think!