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16 June, 2014

Superfoods smoothie

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What is a superfood? I first came across this term while watching the documentary ‘Food Matters’. They are highly nutrient dense foods that are shown to have beneficial properties, such as anti-oxidants, that may reduce the risk of certain chronic conditions.

Healthy foods actually have a scoring system called ANDI (aggregate nutrient density index) that helps us choose what to buy at a supermarket, wisely. A blogger friend of mine, Sylvia has a beautiful blog called Superfoodista in which she has an overview of superfoods.

I recently visited a natural foods store and picked up a few, including goji berries and raw cacao (unprocessed cocoa). Cacao can be used in place of cocoa powder. Goji berries, however, I found are not great to eat on their own! So they went into a smoothie, adding rich color in addition to loads of vitamins and minerals. I have used avocado, another ‘super fruit’ to make this delicious and filling vegan smoothie, perfect for someone training for a marathon, for example. No, I do not run, 🙂 that was just an example!

I’m linking this post to the June Sunday Smoothie event organized by the lovely Laura of The Gluten-free treadmill.


superfoods smoothie

  • Servings: 1
  • Time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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almond milk- 1 1/2 cup

avocado- 1/2 of a ripe fruit

cacao powder- 2 tsp.

organic goji berries- 1/4 cup

pure maple syrup- 2 tbsp.


* Heat 1/2 cup of almond milk on stove top till warm and add goji berries to it. Let it soak while you get the other ingredients ready.

* Cut the avocado in half, scoop out flesh from one half with a spoon into a blender. Add goji berries, extra almond milk and the other ingredients. Blend.

* Chill till serving time.


11 thoughts on : Superfoods smoothie

  • June 17, 2014 at 7:30 am

    This is seriously so unique – I love the ingredients and can’t wait to try it! Thank you for linking to Sunday Smoothie!

    • June 17, 2014 at 7:43 am

      thank you, Laura! I’m glad you like it.

  • Sudha Devanath
    June 17, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    So simple, no added sugar. Good

    • June 17, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      thank you, Chitti!

  • June 18, 2014 at 4:21 am

    A great tasty smoothy! Filling too with the avocado in here! I also begin to use goji berries & love them too. I make them into raw chocolate!
    I will make your tasty looking smoothy today! x

    • June 18, 2014 at 9:26 am

      thanks, Sophie! How do you make the chocolate, I will check your blog if you have the recipe for it.

      • June 18, 2014 at 11:32 am

        I haven’t postend it yet because it has to be perfecter first, but soon! X

    • June 19, 2014 at 9:15 am

      my pleasure, Sylvia. 🙂

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