Saturday, May 23, 2015

Very Berry Banana Smoothie

Try this delicious smoothie to jump start your day.  This recipe is easy and delicious.  It is a great option for breakfast or for post workout.  This smoothie is jam packed with nutrients from strawberries and blackberries.
Strawberries are full of vitamin C and trace minerals including chromium, zinc, and selenium.  They are full phytochemicals that fight cancer and heart disease.  It contains ellagic acid which deactivates cancer compounds in the body.
Blackberries, also called brambleberries, dewberry, and thimbleberry, are really high in fiber and antioxidants.  The dark color indicates a large amount of antioxidants. One serving of blackberries provides half of your daily requirements of vitamin C.  It also contains potassium, iron, calcium, and phosphorus.  Blackberries are good for building blood.  It is beneficial for females to slow down excessive menstruation.  The boron content in blackberries help prevent bone disorders such as osteoporosis.  Blackberries have also been used to help with indigestion, heartburn, colitis, and urinary tract infections.

Very Berry Banana Smoothie
In blender add:
1 cup frozen strawberry
1 cup frozen blackberries
1 banana
½ cup vanilla yogurt
1 cup milk
2 scoops of protein powder

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