Lately, I have really been enjoying taking smoothies to university as they are mess-free and very filling. We had some rice milk in the fridge that had to be used up and I hadn’t had a berry smoothie in a while so by putting two and two together, I came up with this recipe!
Blueberries, raspberries and goji berries all have two things in common. 1. They are all berries and 2. they are all full of antioxidants.
Antioxidants; a health buzz word that has become so common in our language yet so many people do not understand what they are or good for.
My understanding of antioxidants (bear in mind I am not a nutritionist) is that they counteract oxidisation in the body and help to kill ‘free radicals’, which are molecules in our bodies that cause ageing, cancer, and other health diseases.
Antioxidants can be found in a range of fruits and vegetables so but consuming healthy, fresh foods you should be getting enough antioxidants to fight these ‘free radicals’.
Makes 1 large or 2 small cups
- 2 cups rice milk
- 1/4 cup organic blueberries, frozen
- 1/4 cup raspberries, frozen
- 1 TBSP flaxseed meal
- 1 TBSP cinnamon
- 1 TBSP goji berries
- Place all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend for 3 minutes or until all well combined and at a smooth consistency.
Note: the flaxseed meal thickens the smoothie so the longer you leave to drink it the thicker it will get.
I enjoyed this in the afternoon and it had thickened quite a lot, much to my surprise it ended up tasting like cake batter! Yum, yum!
What are your favourite ingredients to put in a smoothie?