Thursday, April 3, 2014

Superfoods Month: Blackberry Breeze Smoothie

Not sure how to incorporate superfoods into your diet? Why not try a delicious smoothie? Smoothies are the perfect choice for those on the go. Not only are they a healthy, easy option, but they taste great. This blackberry smoothie is a favorite of mine because it's both sweet and tart at the same time. It also uses coconut water, which is another superfood.

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Blackberry Breeze Smoothie
Excerpted from Superfood Smoothies & Juices by Tina Leigh



When blackberries are in season, there is almost no other fruit that tastes more luscious. Sweetened with low-glycemic yacon and hydrating coconut water, their natural tang is enhanced and balanced in this smoothie. Stomach-soothing mint adds vibrancy and freshness to this cool and delicious blend and coconut oil boosts energy and your metabolism for optimum caloric burn.

Time: 5 minutes
Equipment: Blender
Yields: Approximately one 20-ounce (.5-L) smoothie

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (75 g) fresh blackberries
6 to 8 mint leaves
1/8 cup (30 ml) inner leaf aloe vera gel
1 tablespoon (15 ml) coconut oil
2 tablespoons (30 ml) yacon syrup
Pinch sea salt
2 cups (.5 L) coconut water
6 to 8 ice cubes

Preparation:

In a blender combine all the ingredients. Blend on high for 20 seconds or until smooth. Enjoy immediately and sip slowly.

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Mom always told you, “Drink your juice!” But let’s face it— the choices in the grocery store can be boring, full of sugar, and getting more expensive every day. Well, move over orange and cranberry cocktail! This looks like a job for superfoods like Kale, chia, coconut, goji, and cacao!

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