Antioxidant Immune Boosting Smoothie

”The amount of antioxidants in your body is directly proportional to how long you will live."
- Dr. Richard Cutler, former Director of the National Institute of Aging, Washington

Antioxidants protect the cells from free radicals, which are little oxygen molecules that are harmful to our bodies (i.e., trigger cancer, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, and rheumatoid arthritis). They may also be an underlying reason as to why we age. We all have free radicals in our bodies, however their frequency increases when there are other factors introduced like alcohol, smoking, stress, infection, pollution, excessive sunlight and toxins like asbestos and radiation.

When free excessive radicals are formed in the body, oxidative stress occurs which often correlates with some underlying disease or illness (cancer, heart disease, diabetes, muscle and tissue degeneration, and so on).

Antioxidants help make us look and feel alive and help to preserve the skin's natural glow. They also help to prevent the skin from burning (via vitamin's E and C)! Berries are an excellent source of antioxidants, which makes this smoothie an antioxidant powerhouse (and you will find out soon why!)

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Ingredients: (always choose organic whenever possible - especially with berries!)
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1/4 cup goji berries, hydrated before blending (just let them soak in a little bit of water)
- 1 cup young thai coconut water
- 1-2 sprigs of mint (optional)

Blend until smooth & 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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