Get your new year off to a fresh start with this beautifully-colored, eye-nutrient-rich smoothie recipe! Smoothies are a wonderful “feelgood” nutrient source that can help boost our sense of wellbeing, while also providing a treat-like sensation to satisfy a desire for sweet flavors. What better way to start a fresh year than a fresh fruit smoothie? We say, add a little extra eye-friendly nutrient like flax seed…
The flaxseeds in this recipe provide a superb source of omega 3 fatty acids which are great for regulating fluid retention and normalizing eye pressure which can help prevent dry eye and even help fend off glaucoma.
Plus, the powerful antioxidants Vitamins C and E, courtesy of peaches and blueberries, are helpful for protecting against eye damage that can lead to Age-related Macular Degeneration.
- 3/4 Cup Driscoll’s Blueberries
- 1/2 Cup almond milk or favorite juice
- 1/2 Cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseeds
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 3 Ounces ice cubes (not needed if using frozen peaches)
- 1 small peach, roughly chopped or 1/2 cup frozen peaches
Blend blueberries, peach, almond milk, yogurt, flaxseeds, honey and ice in a blender until pureed and smooth, stirring several times. Serve immediately.