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Skin Care | Flax Seed Oil Recipe

Flax Seed Oil Recipe: Fruit Smoothie

This recipe provides a fun and simple way to incorporate flax seed oil into your diet. Flax seed oil is good for the skin and immune system, and can be purchased from the Bastyr Dispensary.

1/2 banana
2 ice cubes
1 cup juice (Try pineapple, apple, grape, etc.)
1 tablespoon yogurt
1 tablespoon flax seed oil

Mix all ingredients together in a blender. Try adding protein powder, fresh or frozen berries, cherries or any other fruit. This smoothie is great for breakfast or a snack.

Tips about flax seed oil:

  • Oil should always be kept in the refrigerator in a dark bottle to maintain freshness.
  • Never cook with flax oil or heat it on the stove or in the microwave; this destroys the benefits of the oil.
  • As the oil sits over time, it loses its freshness, smelling and tasting stronger.

Source: Bastyr Center for Natural Health Nutrition Department
Date: 2003

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