Banana Blackberry Super Smoothie

Banana Blackberry Super Smoothie

BLACKBERRIES & BANANAS

In Sedona, AZ where I live right now blackberries grow wild! It’s pretty much the greatest thing! Right by our house up in the Canyon there is a river and by the river blackberry bushes are lush. I love using them as much as I can during this time. There is nothing like fruit right off a bush or tree, and nothing better than wild!

A FEW NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF BLACKBERRIES

Blackberries are rich in bioflavonoids and Vitamin C

Extremely high in antioxidants

Anthocyanins, which give blackberries their dark color, are an antioxidant shown to reduce inflammation

Phytoestrogens are naturally occurring plant estrogens found in blackberries that may help relieve the common symptoms of PMS like bloating, food cravings, and even menopausal symptoms including hot flashes.

A FEW NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF BANANAS

Bananas are known for their high potassium content, with over 400 mg potassium in a single medium-size banana

Since B vitamins are more commonly found in animal products, it may come as a surprise that bananas are an excellent source of vitamin B-6

You can indulge your sweet tooth without feeling guilty one medium banana is about 110 calories

A banana provides some iron, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus as well as vitamins A and E, folate, carotene and choline. Bananas also contain trace amounts of many amino acids

RECIPE

I used a base of coconut kevita probiotic drink, but you can use water too. You’ll need 1 cup.

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup of blackberries
  • 1 large handful of spinach
  • 3 tablespoons of hemp seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of maca
  • 1 teaspoon of spirulina
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2 drops of stevia
Read the whole recipe on Radiantly Raw