(Coincidentally, Shannalee is from Chicago – which is where I just was last weekend!)
When I first saw the title of this recipe, I was pretty excited. It sounded easy and delicious.
Then I looked at the ingredient list. The first think that came to mind was: “Where in the world do I find Coconut oil and Flaxseed oil???”
I was also slightly concerned about my old blender‘s ability to crush ice.
I did find the Coconut and Flaxseed oils at my local grocery store – and I’m sure I would have also been able to find them at Whole Foods. I guess they just sounded so foreign to me, that it kind of freaked me out.
This was SO easy to make. Put things in blender. Blend. Done.
Added bonus: it smells like a blueberry muffin. Seriously.
It tastes pretty good too! I’m not a huge blueberry fan, but the added banana was a good balance. They do make it look pretty though 🙂
What about those weird oils that I added? I tasted maybe a hint of coconut but otherwise I couldn’t tell that they were there. Added nutrients with no added taste. Sounds like a win to me.
The only problem I had was – as suspected – my blender had issues with the ice. The not-so-blended ice didn’t really hurt the flavor, but if it was thicker and icier it would have been even better.
Ease: A, really, really easy.
Taste: B+, I am not a huge fan of blueberries, but this was a pretty good smoothie.
Would I make it again? Probably. I would definitely make it if I included other fruits to diminish the blueberry taste a bit. As far as the added oils go, now that I know they don’t really have any kind of flavor, I will definitely think about including them more in things that I make.
Now that I have a bottle of flax oil, what else can I use it for???
I really don’t want to waste it so I’m hoping you all have some great ideas! 🙂