16 June, 2014
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.
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
This is seriously so unique – I love the ingredients and can’t wait to try it! Thank you for linking to Sunday Smoothie!
thank you, Laura! I’m glad you like it.
So simple, no added sugar. Good
thank you, Chitti!
Never heard or tried such a unique smoothie..healthy
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
thanks, Sophie! How do you make the chocolate, I will check your blog if you have the recipe for it.
I haven’t postend it yet because it has to be perfecter first, but soon! X
Yum – sounds delicious your smoothie!!! And thanks so much for the mention 😉 hugs
my pleasure, Sylvia. 🙂
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