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Enjoy this delicious smoothie as a quick breakfast or as a midday snack to boost flagging energy. Not only is it an excellent source of calcium, it also delivers heart-healthy alpha linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid plentiful in flaxseed.

Servings: 1


1/2 banana

1/2 cup mixed fresh or frozen berries

1 cup 1 per cent or skim milk

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (flax meal)


In blender, combine milk, berries, banana and flaxseed. Process until thick and frothy.

Source: The No Fail Diet © Leslie Beck, 2006. Reprinted by permission from Penguin Group (Canada), a division of Pearson Canada Inc.