Get excited because this smoothie will certainly give you a blast of antioxidants and phytonutrients. I was on the road returning home from a trip up north and I always like to have a break at a particular petrol stop that has a healthy food and beverage café where everything is always fresh. I enjoyed a delicious red smoothie and wanted to make it at home, so here is my version! This is very high in anthocyanidins and other important polyphenols which have vital functions for the supportive role of connective tissue regeneration — this is important for skin health and anti-aging. ENJOY!
Note: You can scrape out some coconut meat and add it to your smoothie if you use a fresh coconut!
- 1 cup (250 ml) coconut water
- 1/2 cup (100 g) raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1/2 cup (100 g) cherries (fresh or frozen)
- 1/2 cup (110 g) strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 tbsp goji berries
- 1/2 – 1 small beet (beetroot)
- 1/2 small carrot
- Ice (optional)
- Wash all ingredients well.
- Remove seeds from the cherries.
- Place all ingredients in blender.
- Blend on high for about 45 – 60 seconds until smooth then pour over ice.
- Coconut water – water or ice
- Raspberries – strawberries, blueberries, blackberries
- Strawberries – raspberries, blueberries, blackberries
- Cherries – raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries
- Goji berries – cranberries
- Beets – carrot, golden beets
- Carrot – sweet potato, winter squash
- Nutrition per serving:
- Fat1.5 g
- Saturated Fat0 g
- Cholesterol0 mg
- Sodium340 mg
- Carbohydrates50 g
- Fiber13 g
- Sugars33 g
- Protein 6 g
Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.