|Time: 5 mins
Suggested portion: 350 ml
Yield: 700 ml
"Berries, particularly blueberries, are packed with antioxidant phytonutrients. They not only protect the brain from oxidative stress and reduce blood pressure in those that have hypertension, but also contain ellagic acid, which is a protective antioxidant against cancer. As long as bananas are slightly green, they contain short chain fatty acids (SCFAs), a favourite food for the cells that make up the lining of the intestines. Keeping these cells healthy increases the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Adding soy milk or yoghurt as proteins to this recipe lowers the glycaemic index, meaning that aside from being packed full of nutrients, this smoothie won’t play havoc with your blood sugar balance." – Hannah Kaye
- about 1 cup (200 g) mixed berries, fresh or frozen
- 2 bananas, preferably frozen
- 2 tbsps (30 ml) dried goji berries (unsulphured)
- 2 handfuls blueberries, fresh or frozen
- 1½ – 2 cups (375 – 500 ml) organic plain low-fat yoghurt (gelatine-free), organic unsweetened soya or nut milk
- Place all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.
- Check if the consistency is to your liking, if not add a bit more liquid.
- Dairy-free and vegan, if opting for soya or nut milk
- Soya- and nut-free, if opting for yoghurt. Yoghurt could contain stabilisers which may be derived from wheat or gluten so check with the manufacturer
- Make this ½ an hour in advance, just add a squeeze of lemon juice to stop it from discolouring and store it in the fridge