Chocolate Berry Smoothie
There’s something about chocolate and berries: be it blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or cherries…they just fit so together oh-so-perfectly with chocolate! Plus, the two ingredients together provide a power-house of antioxidants! Berries are my favorite fruit because of their low sugar content, high antioxidant and skin boosting qualities.
For a delicious simple smoothie, try this combination, playing around with the berries you use, for a yummy smoothie every time!
All you need is:
▪ 1/2 cup of almonds
▪ 1 cup of filtered water
▪ 1/2 cup of black berries
▪ 1 dropperful of Stevia
▪ 1 tbsp Raw Cacao Powder
Blend together for a delicious Smoothie!!
Here are a few facts about my favorite berries (which make them even more irresistible):
Blue Berries, being very rich in antioxidants like Anthocyanin, vitamin C, B complex, vitamin E, vitamin A, copper (a very effective immune builder and anti-bacterial), selenium, zinc, iron (promotes immunity by raising hemoglobin and oxygen concentration in blood) etc. boost up your immune system and prevent infections. Once your immunity is strong, you won’t catch colds, fever, pox and all such nasty viral and bacterial communicable diseases.
Like all berries, blackberries are a great source of ellagic acid, an antioxidant shown to protect the skin from damage from ultraviolet light. Studies have also shown that ellagic acid may also repair skin damaged by the sun. Vitamin C helps heal wounds, and studies also show vitamin C may even lessen the appearance of wrinkles.
Bottom line? Chocolate and berries are a winning combo. Try it today!
Tuesday’s Tasty Treats are brought to you by Chakra Center’s raw food extraordinaire, Sarah Hook (see our staff-and-contributors page for details on Sarah and other contributors at Chakra Center).