A while back my mom and I were thinking of doing the Dr. Oz 48 hour cleanse just to see if it would help shake us out of the winter blues. Well, we decided that before we committed ourselves to it, that we would sample the recipes from it first to see if we even liked them. I mean, why do a cleanse when you cannot stand the taste, smell or even the look of the things you will be consuming for the next two days?
Lucky for us most of the recipes were actually GOOD. In fact today I am bringing you my fave from the whole bunch. I know, flaxseed in a smoothie??? Believe it or not this is what I am now using to curb my sweet tooth, maybe it can help you do the same. I have yet to see if this will fall into my Paleo diet that I am working myself into, but if it does not… this will be the one thing I break the rules with. LOL
And now for the recipe!
Dr. Oz’s Banana Blueberry Smoothie
½ cup almond or hemp milk (plain/unsweetened)
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed or chia
¼ cup frozen blueberries
½ cup ice
Combine all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.
Pretty simple huh? I do mine a tad bit different though. I actually only end up using about 4 ice cubes, I use the vanilla almond milk (because I can never seem to find plain almond milk! Grr!) into mine and I put half of a banana instead of the 1/4. And yes, I do eat the other half while I am making my smoothie!
If you would like to give the Dr. Oz 48 hour cleanse a shot, I say go for it! It is actually not as bad as you would think! I think I spent more time dreading it than I actually spent doing it.
Here is the link to the page. It is several pages, so make sure you click through them all to get all of the info!
If you try this smoothie out, please come back and let me know what you think!