In addition to its lovely color, this smoothie contains protein, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that promote brain growth.
- 1 banana
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup unsweetened frozen raspberries
- 1/4 cup raw walnuts or raw cashews (see NOTE)
- 1/2 cup blueberry-pomegranate juice (may substitute any 100 percent juice)
Combine the banana, blueberries, raspberries, walnuts or cashews and juice in a blender. Puree until smooth.
Divide between glasses; serve immediately.
VARIATION: Optional items that can be added include flax seed oil (for omega 3 essential fatty acids); a handful of dark, leafy greens (for calcium, vitamins and fiber); green food powder (such has powdered spinach, for calcium and vitamins); raw apple cider (for blood alkalinity).
NOTE: To ensure a smooth texture, you may want to finely grind the nuts before combining with the other ingredients.
From Casey Seidenberg and Katherine Sumner of Nourish Schools LLC.
Tested by Toni L. Sandys.
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