Apple-Sunflower Seed Spice Smoothie: A Wholesome Morning Treat

Start your day with this delightful Apple-Sunflower Seed Spice Smoothie, a perfect blend of nutrition and flavor. This recipe brings together the natural sweetness of banana and apple with the nutty crunch of sunflower seeds. The addition of flax meal enriches the smoothie with omega-3 fatty acids, while a blend of ground anise seed, nutmeg, and cinnamon offers a warm, spicy undertone. It’s a wholesome, easy-to-make beverage that’s not only satisfying but also packed with health benefits.

Makes 2 Servings

Ingredients:

  • Banana: 1 (peeled and frozen)
  • Apple: 2 medium (washed, dried, and chopped)
  • Unsweetened Plant-Based Milk: 2 cups
  • Flax Meal: 2 tablespoons
  • Sunflower Seeds: 1⁄4 cup
  • Ground Anise Seed: 1 pinch
  • Nutmeg: 1⁄4 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon: 1⁄4 teaspoon

Directions:

  1. Prep the Night Before: Peel the banana and place it in the freezer overnight. This will ensure a creamy texture for your smoothie.
  2. Prepare the Apple: Wash and dry the apples. Chop them, setting aside 1⁄4 of one apple for topping the smoothie later.
  3. Blend the Smoothie: In a blender, combine the plant-based milk, flax meal, ground anise seed, nutmeg, cinnamon, sunflower seeds, ¾ of the chopped apple, and the frozen banana. Blend until the mixture is smooth. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed. For extra sweetness and creaminess, consider adding more banana.
  4. Serve with a Crunch: Pour the smoothie into glasses and stir in the reserved apple pieces for a refreshing crunch.

Enjoy this Apple-Sunflower Seed Spice Smoothie as a nourishing start to your morning, offering a delightful combination of flavors and textures that’s sure to keep you energized and satisfied.

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