If you are looking for a delicious hit of antioxidant and essential vitamins & minerals, than this yummy Very Berry Smoothie will certainly hit the spot! Blueberries and blackberries are some of the richest sources of antioxidants, essential for fighting off cancer-causing free radicals in the body. They also contain a host of other essential vitamins and minerals such as manganese, vitamin C, selenium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, bioflavonoids, vitamin A, K & B complex and copper.
The maca powder will help to stabilise and balance hormonal fluctuations that may be going on in your body, and as a bonus – will help to naturally enhance your stamina, endurance and sexual desire!
Lucuma & mesquite powder are both natural, low GI sweeteners that have a rich mineral profile, including zinc, calcium, niacin, lysine, magnesium, iron and dietary fibre. They both have a beautiful caramely flavour and add a subtle sweetness.
Hemp seeds are an excellent source of protein, see my previous post on health benefits of hemp seeds here.
Chia seeds are a pretty powerful little superfood, containing very high amounts of protein (with all 8 essential amino acids), dietary fibre, omega 3, vitamin C, calcium, iron, potassium, as well as helping to balance blood sugar levels. These babies will keep you going all day, and we try to incorporate them into our food everyday!
1 1/2 Cups Coconut Milk or Almond Milk
1/2 Cup Frozen Blueberries
1/4 Cup Frozen Blackberries
1 Tsp Maca Powder
1 Tsp Lucuma
1 Tsp Mesquite Powder
1 Tsp Chia Seeds
1 Tbsp Hemp Seeds
1/4 Tsp Vanilla Powder
Blend all the ingredients together and serve with extra blueberries & chia or hemp seeds on top!