Berry Bliss Smoothie

Berries rock my world. They’re mother natures’ own sweets…juicy, tart, and perfectly bite-sized. Bonus: they’re packed with vitamins that your body will love. Blackberries are among the top ranked antioxidant-rich fruits and contain high levels of fiber, manganese, copper and vitamin C. Urggghh….too much science?! Translation: they’re great for weight control, clear skin and energy. With just 61 calories a cup, blackberries make a great snack or addition to your morning smoothie, just like this one.

Recipe

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SERVES: 1

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup spinach (or other leafy green)
  • 2 tbsp vanilla protein (optional)
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • 1 cup filtered water

METHOD:

  1. Soak the chia seeds in water for 10 minutes.
  2. Add chia seeds (now a thick gel) to a blender with the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
  3. Serve in a cold glass with a few ice cubes. Enjoy!

 

Tip:

If you find smoothies leave you hungry, try adding a tablespoon of rolled oats before blending to help stabilise blood sugars.

Double the recipe and freeze in lolly moulds for a delicious icy treat!

Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also writes for national health magazines, has launched a range of Protein Ball Mixes: Fit Mixes, and is the author of Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017).

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