True Blue Smoothie 2.000
Sep 9, 2011

In addition to its lovely color, this smoothie contains protein, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that promote brain growth.


Servings: 2
Ingredients
  • 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)

Directions

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.

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Recipe Source

From Casey Seidenberg and Katherine Sumner of Nourish Schools LLC.

Tested by Toni L. Sandys.

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