Antioxidant Infusion Smoothie

Infuse your body with antioxidants by starting with this smoothie! A group of nutrients called polyphenols have been dubbed one of the most important group of nutrients in terms of their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer health benefits. Several types of cancer, risk of heart disease and degenerative diseases of the nervous system (Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, etc.) can all be reduced by consuming a diet rich in polyphenols.

Blackberries contain a high concentration of polyphenols, and contain the highest level of antioxidants when compared to other berries like blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. This is mainly due to their dark blue hues, which is a sign that these berries pack some serious body-healing powers! This also goes for other dark-hued fruit and vegetables like cabbage, beets, dark red cherries and dark leafy greens. The darker the colour, the higher the nutritional punch!

- 2 cups organic blackberries
- 1 cup papaya
- 1 cup young thai coconut water
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla powder

Blend the above ingredients in a blender such as the Vitamix, and serve!


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Carly is a blogger, raw vegan, and nutrition enthusiast! She emphasizes healthy eating through a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Carly has taken her life-long passion of helping others and combined it with her passion for eating whole, raw foods, as a means to teach people to become more aware of the foods they eat. She has inspired and motivated thousands of individuals to critically think about what they put in their movies and to move towards a mind-set that helps them increase their consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables. She enjoys reading, and learning about the body, food processing mechanisms and has a keen interest in detox and life regeneration. "Eat fruit, and be happy and energized. Eat greens and other mineral dense vegetables and feel calm and steady. A recipe for good health!"

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