In a blender combine:
4 oz whole, raw if possible, milk
4 oz juice, preferably acai, grape or pomegranate (our grape juice from this summer we canned has been great for this!)
1 frozen banana
4 oz frozen mixed berries
4 oz frozen apples OR more mixed berries OR watermelon
4 oz frozen orange fruit, like mangoes, peaches, cantaloupe, etc.
½ palm-full flax seeds
This is easier to blend if you assemble everything in the blender pitcher the night before and sit it in the fridge. Doing this also softens the flax seeds and makes them a little bigger, so they end up more like little bits of nuts and do, in fact, impart a nutty flavor. Blend it in the morning. Makes 24 ounces-which for me lasts me breakfast and lunch or breakfast and all snacks for the day.
(adapted from Alton Brown’s Buff Smoothie)