Did you know that out of any widely-available berry, blackberries have the most antioxidants! They have more superpowers than blueberries, raspberries and even cranberries! It's always nice to get the most nutritional bang for your buck and I am always on the lookout for the most scientific and up to date information about the food I consume. For example, I love kombucha. I started making my own and while researching (surprise! I love to research) this fermented tea, I found out some not so good stuff. If you want to know more, here is what science says about kombucha. My love for researching might be a wee bit obsessive....anyways, back to topic, take a look at this video to learn more about the wonderful blackberry.
Ginger Blackberry Green Smoothie
Adapted from Eating Curiously
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 really big handful of spinach or a little over 2 cups
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen blackberries
- 1 small avocado
- 1 small knob of ginger (about the size of a very small thumb)
- 2 celery stalks (no leaves though!)
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp. whole flax seeds
- 1 tsp.loose leaf black tea leaves
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. erythritol or sugar
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 6 drops of liquid stevia (optional)
- small sprinkle of pink Himalayan salt
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Start by adding the almond milk to the blender first, followed by the spinach and then the remaining ingredients. Next, blend it up! I let it do it's thing a little bit longer than usual, maybe 1 1/2 minutes, to really grind up those blackberry seeds. They are super hardcore and can be a bit obnoxious. I don't like seeds in my smoothies, at least whole seeds. Do you?
What unique, interesting or super healthy goodies do you put in your smoothies?