Thursday, July 8, 2010

Watermelon Smoothie

In just one tablespoon of Salba ground seed, you get 1,891 mg of omega-3 fatty acids! This is eight times more than salmon has to offer. Omega-3 fatty acids aid in circulation and may contribute to a decrease in triglycerides. While EPA and DHA (the already broken down and most beneficial forms of omega 3 found in fish and fish oil) are superior, similar benefits are proposed for alpha-linolenic acid (the form of omega 3 in salba and various seeds and nuts). Along with omega 3, salba contains other quality nutrients such as fiber, magnesium, calcium, antioxidants, potassium, iron and folate. A tablespoon has only 46 calories, and adds a nice crunch to yogurt, smoothies and baked recipes. Find more recipes here! Although the ground seed is a bit pricey, it will last you a while and provides a slew of nutritional benefits!

Nutritional Facts (per 1 packed tablespoon): 46 cals, 2.9 g fat, 1,891 omega-3 fatty acids, 524 omega-6 fatty acids, 3.1 g carbs, 2.9 g fiber, 1.8 g protein


Try It: Freeze three cups organic watermelon chunks and blend with two and a half cups unsweetened almond milk. That’s it!

For an extra nutritional boost try adding any one or a combination of the following:
  • 1 TB ground Flaxmeal.
  • 1/2 cup 0% Greek Yogurt (plain)
  • 1/2 cup Blueberries
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
  • 2 ounces tofu

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