Antioxidant smoothie bowl
Prep time : 15min
Serves : 1 bowl for 1 person
-50g frozen acai pulp
-A handful of spinach
-1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
-1/3 cup fresh fruits (I chose papaya)
-1/4 cup frozen blueberries
-Topping of your choice, I like to top mine with:
-Start by preparing your toppings, to have it handy when the smoothie is ready.
-Add the fresh fruits, banana and spinach to your blender.
Blend on low until smooth.
-Add frozen berries (acai and blueberries) and blend until smooth.
At this point, you might need to add some water (1-2tbsp should be enough).
If you have a Vitamix, use the temper to push frozen ingredients down into the blade.
If you don’t have a Vitamix or any powerful blender, you can shake it while it’s blending to make sure your smoothie is thick and smooth. (Check out my Instagram story highlight #2 to see how I get this texture with a low quality blender.)
I also stop it a few times, to scrap the sides and push the mixture down towards the blade.
-When it’s well blended, add the mango and repeat with the same method until smooth.
If you need to add some more water, make sure you don’t go over 1/4 cup total of liquid in your smoothie, otherwise it will be too watery.
It might take a little longer if you want a thick smoothie, but this texture is so satisfying and worth the little effort.
-Pour the smoothie into your bowl and add your toppings.
-Make a picture, tag me and enjoy before it melts
Megane nutrition facts :
Smoothie Yes or No? Check out my blog post to get the most benefits out of your smoothies.
Also, this recipe is a specific combination high a family of polyphenols called flavonoids. They are rich in antioxidant activity and can help your body ward off everyday toxins.
Antioxidants neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals throughout the body which helps prevent a number of diseases, including diabetes, cancer and heart disease.