Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Flaxseed Smoothies Boost Your Health

Flaxseed can help lower your risk of breast cancer by 64%.  Flaxseed contains lignans which are naturally occurring plant estrogens.  Lignans help balance female hormones to ward off health issues that plague women with age.
They also help balance estrogen levels that rise and fall wildly in women between the ages of 35 and 50.  Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN found that lignans steady hormonal swings enough to reduce hot flashes by up to 57%.
Consuming 1 1/2 Tbs. of flaxseed per day slows hair loss in 9 out of 10 women according to Taiwanese study.
1  Strawberry Kiwifruit kiwifruit, peeled and chopped
1 Banana, peeled, chopped and frozen
1 cup frozen strawberries
2 containers (6 oz. each) nonfat strawberry yogurt
1 cup milk
2 Tbs. flaxseed meal, like Bob's Red Mill

Blend and enjoy!

Sweet Berry Bliss
3/4 cup frozen strawberries
1/3 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbs. cream cheese
1 Tbs. flaxseed, Bob's Red Mill
1/2 ts. vanilla extract

Add 4 ice cubes to blender with all the ingredients listed above.  Blend and enjoy!

Coco-Peach Pina Colada
1 cup frozen sliced peaches
1 container ( 6 oz.) nonfat pneapple-coconut yogurt
1/4 cup light coconut milk
1 Tbs. flaxseed meal, like Bob's Red Mill

Blend and enjoy!

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