10 Flaxseed Smoothies (Best Recipes)

Flaxseeds are often sprinkled on salads, granola, and oatmeal bowls, but did you know you can also make amazing flaxseed smoothies?

A tablespoon of flaxseed meal added to your smoothies not only boosts the nutritional value, but also adds a nutty taste and thickness!

Flaxseed Smoothies

Benefits Of Flaxseed In Smoothies

Let’s take a look at all the benefits you can get by adding flaxseeds to your smoothies:

  • Boost Of Minerals (such as – Thiamine, Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Selenium, Zinc, Iron, and Folate.)
  • Boosts Heart Health Thanks To Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Great Source Of Fiber For a Healthy Digestion
  • May Aid In Weight Loss
  • May Lower Cholesterol
  • Helps Reduce Blood Pressure
  • Prevents Constipation
  • May Reduce Inflammation
  • Promotes Satiety

These are the primary benefits, but it has so much more to offer too.

Flaxseeds are also easy to add to your smoothies. Flaxseeds are also probably one of the best seeds to add to smoothies too. 

How Much Flax Seeds In Smoothie

How Much Flax Seeds In Smoothie

Now, the next question is, how much flaxseed should you add to smoothies?

The answer is 1-3 tablespoons. This is the sweet spot, if you add too many flaxseeds, this will impact the taste negatively.

1-3 tablespoons are the perfect amount if you want to get both the benefits and taste you want from your smoothies.

I typically tend to use 1-2 tablespoons of flaxseeds in my smoothies.

I rarely ever use 3 tablespoons, but when I have, I make sure to combine the flaxseeds with other strong-tasting ingredients so that flaxseeds don’t overpower everything.

Best Flaxseed For Smoothies

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Most flaxseeds work well in smoothies, but I have my favorite!

The best flaxseed for smoothies is ground or milled flaxseed.

If you use whole linseed, it will be difficult for your blender to crush it, so you may end up with bits in your smoothies.

Nobody likes bits in their smoothies.

I like to use 365 by Whole Foods Market Flaxseeds. They are ground and blend really well with your smoothie ingredients.  

I have been using that brand for several years now.

But, of course, you can use any brand you like, just make sure it’s a flaxseed meal!

My Best Flaxseed Smoothie Recipes

All the recipes listed below are personally developed recipes by me, designed to have the flaxseeds as the star of the smoothies.

Each recipe is expertly crafted and tested. All the weight loss recipes listed here have been tested by me for their effects so that you can trust their claims.

#1. Banana Flaxseed Smoothie For Weight Loss

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Banana Flaxseed Smoothie For Weight Loss

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Experience a guilt-free treat with this Banana Flaxseed Smoothie – a nutritious blend crafted for weight loss. Fuel your journey with essential nutrients and delicious flavor.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup frozen bananas slices
  • 2 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (unsweetened)
  • 1/3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to your blender jug starting with the frozen banana slices.
  2. Process until completely smooth. For about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

The smoothie is best consumed for breakfast, but it can also be a great after noon snack too!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 280
  • Sugar: 13
  • Fat: 16
  • Carbohydrates: 32
  • Fiber: 9
  • Protein: 7

Bananas and flaxseeds work incredibly well together. And if you like thick smoothies, you will like this smoothie even better.

Flaxseeds are great for weight loss, because of their fiber. Fiber promotes satiety, which is great if you are trying to lose weight.

But this smoothie is also low in calories too.

#2. High Fiber Smoothie With Flaxseeds

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High Fibre Smoothie For Weight Loss

High Fibre Smoothie For Weight Loss

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High Fibre Smoothie for Weight Loss: A nutrient-rich blend packed with fruits, vegetables, and seeds to boost digestion, enhance satiety, and support healthy weight loss.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup of mixed frozen berries (raspberries and blueberries)
  • 2 tbsp oats
  • 2 tbsp yogurt low fat (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup oat milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds

Instructions

  1. Prepare the ingredients.
  2. To a high-speed blender, add the yogurt and oats first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend until smooth. For about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Pour into a glass cup with ice if you like, and drink it!

Notes

*For recipe notes, smoothie benefits, and more, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 292
  • Sugar: 20.1g
  • Fat: 3.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.2g
  • Fiber: 17.6g
  • Protein: 5g

Flaxseeds are high in fiber, but when you combine them with other high-fiber ingredients, you create a fiber-heavy smoothie that will clear out your colon.

Fiber is great for gut health and digestion.

If you need a fiber boost in your diet, this 17g fiber smoothie is a must for you to try.

#3. Peach Smoothie With Yogurt And Flaxseeds

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Peach Smoothie With Yogurt

Fruity Peach Smoothie With Yogurt

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Indulge in a creamy peach smoothie with yogurt! Blended with peaches, smooth yogurt, and a hint of citrus orange for a deliciously refreshing and nutritious treat.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 small peaches (pitted)
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1 small orange (peeled and seeds removed)
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free milk (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Peel the orange and remove the seeds.
  2. Add the orange and peaches first to your blender, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend for 2-3 minutes, depending on the power of your blender.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

*For recipe notes, smoothie benefits, and more, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 417
  • Sugar: 53g
  • Fat: 8.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 76g
  • Fiber: 13.6g
  • Protein: 18.7g

Peaches, yogurt, and flaxseeds are a combination made for each other.

This smoothie is perfect for breakfast. It contains important macros vitamins and minerals your body needs. A great way to start the day! 

#4. Flaxseed Pineapple Protein Smoothie

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Pineapple Protein Smoothie

Pineapple Protein Smoothie

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Enjoy a tropical boost with this 300-calorie Pineapple Protein Smoothie. Perfectly balanced for energy and nutrition, it’s a delightful blend of sweet pineapple and protein powder.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds (or oats)
  • 1 cup almond milk (Unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. To a high-speed blender or a Nutribullet, add the frozen pineapple first, followed by the rest of the listed ingredients.
  2. Blend for 3-4 minutes. Taste and adjust to your preferences (e.g add more sweetness, make it thinner, etc)
  3. Enjoy!

Notes

*For recipe variations and smoothie benefits, scroll past the recipe!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie, Protein Shake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 301
  • Sugar: 19.3g
  • Fat: 4.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.4g
  • Fiber: 6.5g
  • Protein: 31.4g

 

This smoothie is a high protein drink made with 4 ingredients only, and of course, one of the ingredients is flaxseeds.

The nutty flaxseeds complement the tropical mango very well. 

The smoothie contains 31.4g of protein per serving, and plenty of fiber, thanks to the flax!

#5. Cinnamon Smoothie For Weight Loss With Flaxseeds

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Cinnamon Smoothie For Weight Loss

Cinnamon Smoothie For Weight Loss

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Kickstart your weight loss journey with this cinnamon smoothie! Packed with fiber, antioxidants, and metabolism-boosting spices, it’s both tasty and effective.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup frozen banana slices (or 1 large ripe banana)
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 1 tbsp of oats
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup almond or oat milk (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to your blender jug, starting with the oat milk and frozen banana slices.
  2. Process until completely smooth. For about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away. I like to drink this smoothie before bed, or first thing in the morning.

  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 260
  • Sugar: 15.4g
  • Fat: 6.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.3g
  • Fiber: 7.7g
  • Protein: 6.5g

I have another smoothie with the use of spices. Cinnamon is so aromatic and really helps elevate the smoothies.

Combined with flaxseeds, this smoothie just tastes great and has so many benefits which include weight loss.

#6. Coffee Smoothie For Weight Loss

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Coffee Smoothie For Weight Loss

Coffee Smoothie For Weight Loss

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Most of those who are on a journey to lose weight will often experience a loss of energy, which is why we created this coffee smoothie for weight loss.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1 shot of cold espresso (or 1 tbsp of instant coffee)
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt (unsweetened)
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 1 tbsp rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Brew the coffee, and let it cool.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blitz until smooth. For about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away, however, you can take it with you on the go too.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 130
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Fat: 6.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Fiber: 7.6g
  • Protein: 7.1g

Coffee and flaxseeds are another fantastic combination. 

Since the smoothie contains coffee, it makes for a great breakfast.

For the ultimate breakfast in a drink, this smoothie also contains yogurt and oats. 

#7. Strawberry Banana Blueberry Smoothie With Flaxseeds

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Strawberry Banana Blueberry Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Blueberry Smoothie

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A healthy smoothie that will provide you with 3 out of your 5 a day, and will boost your body with vital nutrients. The smoothie is thick and refreshing and it’s perfect to take anywhere.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1 tbsp of milled linseeds (flaxseeds)
  • 1 cup of dairy free milk

Instructions

  1. Carefully measure your ingredients as listed.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blitz until smooth. For about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*For smoothie tips, recipe variations, and more, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 299
  • Sugar: 30.2g
  • Fat: 4.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.3g
  • Fiber: 7.9g
  • Protein: 2.9g

Double berry and banana smoothie with nutritious and fiber-rich flaxseeds, sounds like the ultimate superfood smoothie, right?

The smoothie is thick and incredibly nutritious. If you like the combination of banana and berries, this smoothie recipe is for you!

#8. Date And Flaxseed Smoothie

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Dates Smoothie For Weight Loss

Dates Smoothie For Weight Loss

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Try a Dates Smoothie for Weight Loss, a naturally sweet blend of dates with fiber-rich ingredients to help you feel full longer and support your weight loss goals.

  • Total Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 medium-sized banana (peeled)
  • 56 medium-sized dates (pitted)
  • 1 tbsp oats
  • 1 tbsp milled linseeds (flaxseeds)
  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Soak the pitted dates in hot water for 5 minutes. Drain them after that.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blitz until smooth. For about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*For smoothie benefits, recipe notes, and more, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 346
  • Sugar: 51g
  • Fat: 6.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 70.1g
  • Fiber: 10.6g
  • Protein: 5.8g

This is a sweet smoothie made with dates, flaxseeds,  yogurt, and banana!

The smoothie is low in calories and suitable for weight-loss. Drink this smoothie for breakfast as a meal replacement, and slim down!

#9. Apple Cider Vinegar Flaxseed Smoothie

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Apple Cider Vinegar Smoothie

Apple Cider Vinegar Smoothie (Weight Loss)

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Revitalize with this apple cider vinegar smoothie, promoting digestion, detoxification, and metabolism boost. A zesty sip for a healthier energized you!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar (with the mother)
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

Instructions

  1. Measure your ingredients as listed and set aside.
  2. Using a Nutribullet or a blender, add the frozen pineapple and spinach first.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients to your blender.
  4. Blend for 2-3 minutes, until smooth and creamy.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Drink the smoothie as soon as it’s blended.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 235
  • Sugar: 15.2g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fiber: 8.1g
  • Protein: 4g

Another weight loss smoothie made with flaxseeds.

This delicious smoothie contains fat-burning apple cider vinegar, flaxseeds, and tropical flavors from pineapple.

It’s refreshing and packed with nutrients!

#10. Flaxseed Smoothie For Constipation

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A Fig Smoothie For Constipation

Dried Fig Smoothie For Constipation

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Soothe constipation with my dried fig smoothie. A fiber-rich blend crafted to promote digestive health, naturally easing discomfort.

  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 6 dried figs
  • 1 tbsp of flaxseeds (or oats)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup of oat milk (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Remove the stems from the figs.
  2. Soak the figs in the oat milk for 5 minutes. (This step is only needed if the figs are really hard and need softening)
  3. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until completely smooth.
  4. It should take 2-3 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Notes

I recommend that you drink this smoothie on an empty stomach for the best results.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 235
  • Sugar: 37.5g
  • Fat: 3.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.2g
  • Fiber: 9.9g
  • Protein: 2.2g

Are you struggling with constipation? You have to make this thick fiber-rich smoothie specifically designed to relieve constipation.

As someone who has suffered from IBS and constipation since I was a teen, this smoothie has helped me relieve constipation on numerous occasions.

The recipe calls for 4 ingredients only, all of which are probably already in your house!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is It Safe To Drink Flaxseed Everyday?

There is nothing wrong with drinking flaxseeds everyday. However, as long as you consume no more than 1-3 flaxseeds a day, you should be good.

Do Flax Seeds Detox Your Body?

Flaxseeds are great for speeding up your bowel movements, which is a great way to remove toxins, especially if you are constipated.

Does Drinking Flaxseed Reduce Belly Fat?

Flaxseeds promotes satiety, thanks to the fiber and healthy fats it contains. Feeling full will help reduce the amount of food you consume, which leads to a calorific deficit. A great way to lose belly fat.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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