In today’s hectic world, good health is something we all desire. However exposure to pollution, processed food, stress and a sedentary lifestyle all take their toll on our health and energy level. Many people feel tired constantly even after getting a good night’s sleep. Others suffer from burn-out or chronic fatigue. That’s why we made the berry antioxidant smoothie.
If you are running low on battery juice, a great option would be to turn to food therapy. Diet changes are the best thing you can do for your health and energy levels. Eating in a healthy way will nourish your body and produce long term lasting results. In order to get your energy levels up, we have come up with a yummy berry antioxidant smoothie recipe that will not only get you through your day but will also give a much needed kick to your digestive system and boost your immunity.
Chocolate Berry Bomb
– 1 cup of mixed berries or just blueberries
– 2 cups of unsweetened milk of your choice
– 1 scoop chocolate powder- preferably organic cocoa
– 1 scoop of flaxseed meal
– 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
– 1 handful of spinach or kale
– 1 teaspoon of honey if you prefer it on the sweet side ( optional)
Now let’s break it down. Obviously, you can’t have a berry smoothie without the berries. For this recipe you can use either fresh or frozen variety. Berries are a great option for smoothie as they are packed with antioxidants, fiber and are really low in sugar. They are great for your immunity, eyes and digestion. They are also loaded with vitamin C.
The milk, whether from animal source or from a vegetarian source, is a great base for a smoothie. It is filling and low in calories. The cocoa powder adds a great flavor to our smoothie. Also, chocolate is not only rich in antioxidants, but also in iron. The iron content of cocoa powder makes it especially good for women who are more prone to developing iron deficiencies.
Flaxseed meal adds some much needed fiber to the mix. It does wonder for your digestive system . Flaxseeds also have omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that are essential for the body. The coconut oil brings in some healthy fats. Our brains need fat to function properly. Fat is not only a very good and dense source of energy, but studies have shown it is also proficient in combating age related neurologic degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. The greens in the smoothie add minerals to your smoothie. They contain chlorophyll which has proven to be very healthy. They are also rich in iron and other minerals.