Ingredients:

6-8 ice cubes

1/2 C frozen berries

1/2 of a fresh banana

2-3 T plain or vanilla-flavored yogurt

2/3 C almond milk or a favorite juice

2 T flaxmeal (optional)

Note: flaxmeal adds a grainy texture, fiber, alpha-linolenic acid (which is the plant version of Omega 3), and lignans (antioxidants)

2 T First Fruits (unflavored) olive oil from The Tasteful Olive

1 T balsamic vinegar from The Tasteful Olive (your choice, but try Dark Chocolate, Espresso or Traditional)


Directions:

Place the above ingredients in a blender; chop, then puree. Transfer to a lage glass and enjoy a delicious smoothie with the added health benefits of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It's a great way to start the day or enjoy as a snack!

recipe by Renae Sebby