It’s been a little while since I’ve shared a recipe but one memorable shake that I have made lately has been the nutrient packed Blackberry-Peach Energy shake.
I was excited when I walked into the grocery store and I saw some blackberries on sale at a deal of five for five dollars. After seeing that, I knew that I had to use these power berries in order to make a delicious smoothie.
The ingredients that I include in this smoothie are packed with antioxidants from the blackberries and Chia seeds. If you are not familiar with chia seeds, they help make an excellent supplement.
Chia seeds have many health benefits.
The taste is very uplifting and the shake helps you maintain an energetic feeling throughout the day. Having it first thing in the morning will have you feeling re-vitalized and ready to take on the day with full speed.
Chia seeds have been traditionally used by Aztecs and Mayans for their ability to retain water and help the body avoid dehydration. Including chia seeds in your diet, also helps limit body cravings making it suitable for those interested in dieting or weight loss.
Personally I don’t consume chia for their weight loss potential, but rather their high level of omega-3 fatty acid content, as well as their strong antioxidant support. The antioxidant support really helps fight free-radicals, which are becoming a larger factor in most of the urban air and genetically modified foods.
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Besides the high nutritional content in this smoothie it really has a pleasant taste and it is easy to implement into your diet. Switching around nutrients and substituting some ingredients such as strawberries for blackberries helps change up the taste and nutritional diversity.
This smoothie is a true delight, and it can really help kick-start anyone’s day. If you’re willing to experiment with supplements and super-foods give this quick little smoothie a try!
- 1 cup vanilla Almond Milk
- 1 cup orange juice
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 cup frozen peaches
- 1 cup of fresh blackberries
- 1 fresh banana
- 1 tablespoon Udo’s 3-6-9 oil
- Fill blender with 1 cup orange juice.
- Fill blender with 1 cup almond milk.
- Add two tablespoons chia seeds.
- Add 1 tablespoon of Udo’s oil.
- Add 1 banana.
- Add 1 cup blackberries.
- Add 1 cup peaches.
- Sip and Enjoy!
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