Recipes / Smoothies / Wellness

Day 22: Blackberry Kale Smoothie

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(Recipe and Smoothie Facts part of the 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge by Young and Raw)

  • 1 Cup Frozen Blackberries
  • 1 small handful of Cilantro or 3-6 Leaves of Basil (I used Coriander)
  • ¼ Avocado
  • 1 handful of Greens (I used Kale)
  • 1 tbsp. Hemp or Chia Seeds (I used Chia)
  • 1 Cup Water or Coconut Water (I used Coconut water)
  • (I added 1 Lime wedge)

Fresh smoothie, not very strong taste. For some reason I actually tasted the coconut water (which is a first). Quite thick, could’ve added more liquid. And I was happy to use kale again!

Spent all day recording so though this placement of the glass today was quite appropriate.. 😉

Rating: 3+

Smoothie Health Facts

1. Blackberries are rich in ellagic acid, an important compound for skin health.
2. Cilantro has been shown to have anti-anxiety effects.
3. Basil is high in magnesium, a mineral that is crutial for the relaxing of blood vessels.
4. Avocado contains mono-unsaturated fats, which have been shown to help control blood sugar levels.
5. Hemp seeds are a great source of iron, a mineral important for red blood cell formation and function.

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