recipe by Saskia Gregson-Williams
January, for many, is all about cleansing and regaining a healthy lifestyle to start the new year in the best possible way. This recipe I’m sharing for my favourite berry detox smoothie, is not only delicious but a great healthy option in replacement of your normal breakfast or snacks. It is full of nutrients so will keep you nourished and satisfied for far longer than a simple piece of toast would!
Berries are one of the richest sources of immune boosting antioxidants which are shown to prevent free radicals in the body, and reduce inflammation, thus protecting against disease such as cancer. Pomegranate is another superfood which is known for its incredible immunity enhancing effects. I also add in a handful of goji berries, which have similar health enhancing effects, also being a popular superfood. Berries and pomegranate are both very Low GI fruit, making them ideal for detoxing. The banana acts as a great base for this smoothie, It contains a wonderful amount of potassium which has been shown to lower blood pressure, preventing against heart disease and strokes. Banana’s are also rich in Pectin which helps the digestion process, this is fantastic after a heavy christmas period. To make this smoothie really amazing I add in Aduna’s Baobab, this magical super fruit powder is one of the most amazing additions to your diet. Just a few teaspoons can amp up the taste of the smoothie as well as the health benefits. It contains an abundance of vitamin C and malic acid, which has powerful energising properties, as well as helping to boost your immune system. Baobab also helps to promote a healthy nerve and digestive system and optimises Iron intake. This is incredibly effective in the cleansing process, making you feel healthier, far more energetic and all together much happier!
Berry Detox Smoothie:
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup blueberries
Seeds of 1/2 a pomegranate
1 Tbsp goji berries
1 Tbsp ground flaxseeds
1/4-1/3 cup almond/oat/brown rice milk
2 tsp Aduna’s baobab
Method: Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. Adding enough milk to your preferred thickness!