Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the most important things you can do for your overall health. A balanced and diverse diet can help lower your chance of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other diseases. One way to get more vitamins and minerals into your body is by blending up a mixed berry smoothie. This delicious drink will give you an energy boost as well as all the essential nutrients needed for optimal health.
When it comes to listing ingredients, you’re going to want to follow these guidelines:
- ice 2 cups
- mixed berries 1 cup/ 210g
- powdered monk fruit erythritol blend 1/4 cup/ 45g
- vanilla collagen 2 scoops
- unsweetened coconut milk 1 cup/ 250ml
How to make a mixed berry smoothie
It’s a good idea to wash the fruit before you cut it up and add it to your smoothie. You can use any kind of berries you want, but I prefer mixing blueberries with raspberries or blackberries instead of just one type of berry.
- Using a high-speed blender, add in the berries, sweetener, vanilla collagen, and milk
then mix to combine until smooth.
Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a glass with ice cubes and enjoy!
Berry smoothie benefits
- Berry smoothies are a healthy drink for your heart.
- They can help prevent heart disease, reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of certain cancers.
- Strawberries and blueberries contain ellagic acid, which has been shown to inhibit tumor growth in rats. It may also help protect against cancer by inhibiting the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow rapidly.
- Berries contain antioxidants that protect against cell damage from free radicals produced during metabolism or exposure to toxins in the environment. Antioxidants are thought to play a role in preventing arthritis and some forms of cancer, among other conditions.* Berries are rich sources of vitamin C, which helps support immunity; according to one study published in 2005 in “Nutrition,” consuming adequate amounts of vitamin C may help protect people from getting colds or other infections.* A glass or two each day will provide you with plenty of nutrients while keeping your weight down — berries have few calories because they’re mostly water (and fiber) but they do contain natural sugars so enjoy them in moderation!
Mixed berry shakes are a great way to get vitamins, antioxidants, and dietary fiber.
The berries used in this recipe are a great way to get vitamins, antioxidants, and dietary fiber. Berries are a good source of vitamin C and polyphenols. The antioxidant activity of strawberries is higher than that of red grapes or green tea because they contain the highest amount of anthocyanins (plant pigments). Blueberries have 30% more antioxidants than many other fruits and vegetables, including cherries and acai berries. Black currants also have higher levels of antioxidants than most if not all other fruits tested so far (including cranberries), which makes them very beneficial for your health!
Black currants are also rich in ellagic acid—an antioxidant compound found in many plants but particularly high in raspberries, blackberries, and black currants—which helps prevent cancer cell growth by inhibiting one specific enzyme needed for replication. Finally: if you want to stay away from preservatives, coloring agents, or artificial sweeteners, frozen mixed berries will do just fine for this recipe!
This smoothie recipe is a great way to get some more fruit into your diet. If you’re looking for something healthy and delicious, this is it! The ingredients are simple: just berries and yogurt. It takes less than 10 minutes to make so there’s no excuse not to try it out yourself!
Notes: Please check if the recipe suits your needs before using it and adjust the amount of food according to your goals.