Velvety Red Smoothie

This is definitely one of the most delicious smoothies I’ve ever made!(and I’ve been making healthy smoothies for more than 20 years) I usually add water into smoothies but in this one I used only nut milk (almond, cashew…) for liquid and it gives absolutely delicious creamy taste and velvety texture with sweetness of the strawberries. Worth of giving it a go!

Serves 4

2,5 dl= 1c= 8.5 fl oz

Velvety Red Smoothie

5 min

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1,5 dl=0.6c Raspberries, wild (fresh or melted)
  • 2 dl=0.8c Strawberries, wild (fresh or melted)
  • 1 tsp Blueberry powder (wild blueberries)
  • 1 tbsp Sesame or sunflower seeds or both
  • 2 tbsp Coconut nectar or organic honey
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Powder
  • 6 dl=2.4c Almond / Cashew milk
  • 1 tbsp MCT oil or melted coconut oil
  • Hint of Himalayan salt

Instructions

  1. Combine the ingredients, except the MCT or coconut oil, and blend until smooth.
  2. While the blender is whirling, slowly pour in the melted coconut oil or MCT oil in a steady stream.
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Some health benefits of this smoothie:

Strawberries

Even though strawberries are very sweet they are a low glycemic index food and high in fiber, which helps to regulate blood sugar and keep it stable by avoiding extreme highs and lows. Strawberries contain quercetin (antioxidant) that might help with many health issues such as inflammation, allergies, asthma, hay fever and hives.

Raspberries

Raspberries health benefits are brainpower and memory improvement, inflammation control, increased immunity and it’s good for your eye health and claimed to slow down aging.

Wild blueberries (powder)

Wild blueberries are the king of antioxidant food that can reduce DNA damage. They are great for brainpower and memory improvement, healthy bones and healthy heart and so much more.

Banana

Banana is sweet and filling and therefore great for smoothies.They are high in fibre which is good for digestion but also rich in magnesium and potassium which might prevent muscle cramps.

Avocados

Avocado is incredibly nutritious! It’s high in fiber, which helps for natural detoxification, improve digestion and protects from chronic disease. Folate helps lower the risk of depression and it’s important for healthy pregnancy. Vitamin K can support bone health by increasing calcium absorption. Avocado also has two phytochemicals that are especially concentrated in the tissues in the eyes and it has a natural plant sterol called beta-sitosterol which is important for the heart health.

Seeds

All seeds have essential fatty acids and are high in protein, they are also chock-full of antioxidants and high in fiber which helps boost your metabolism. Sesame seeds have huge health benefits. They have high quality protein, rich in calcium and magnesium. The high zinc content helps produce collagen, giving skin more elasticity and helping repair damaged body tissues. Sunflower seeds on the other hand are an excellent source of vitamin E, the body’s primary anti-inflammatory fat-soluble antioxidant.

MCT-oil and Coconut oil

MCT-oil is medium-chain fatty acids and easily absorbed for instant and sustained energy (made of coconut oil). Healthy fats improve blood sugar regulation and the capacity to combat harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.

Almond and Cashew milk

Almond milk contains healthy fats, calcium and vitamin D for bones, vitamin E for skin health and a set of vitamin B’s for example for muscle growth and healing. Cashew milk contains vitamin K (preventing blood clot and building strong bones), iron and magnesium. Store-bought cashew milk is often fortified with calcium and vitamins A, D and B-12. You’ll definitely receive better protein and healthy fat intake from homemade nut milks!

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