A Supergreens Berry Smoothie can be a quick healthy breakfast or a cleansing, substantial smoothie for any time of the day. It incorporates some health providing brassica veg., the health attributes of which are summarised in the August blog.
When raspberries and blueberries are in season they can be bought fresh at local farm shops and these will be the best however frozen berries are good and give us wonderful nutrients throughout the year. The nutrient value of fresh berries will outweigh those that have been stored and transported to supermarkets.
The fruits in this smoothie have an amazing amount of nutrients particularly anti-oxidants (see ‘Slow Ageing – Top Food Tips’ ) and lots of vitamin C, as well as delicious flavour. It includes the infamous ‘apple a day’ (see ‘Health Help From The Humble Apple’ blog) and the added rice protein or seeds needed to make this smoothie a healthy light meal. We need to include a good quality protein when blitzing up fruits that will form a meal substitute, because fruits are high in sugars and the protein and the good oils from seeds like pumpkin seeds, slow the digestive process and ensure this smoothie doesn’t give a ‘blood sugar spike’ – enjoy…..
- 250ml water or 200 ml of water and a handful of ice
- a big handful of raspberries or blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 apple cored
- 2 handfuls of kale or any of the brassica veg.
- 1 tablespoon of rice protein or 1 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds for the protein content which is essential to reduce blood sugar spikes
- 1 drop of vanilla extract or a ‘squeeze’ of lemon juice
Blend all the ingredients in a Nutri Bullet or similar until smooth and blend until smooth and creamy.
Drink and enjoy straight away to avoid oxidation which will show as discolouration if left in the air.