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[RECIPE] Red Berry Smoothie Bowl

Start your day with a healthful dose of antioxidants from this berry-licious smoothie bowl recipe.

A diet rich in antioxidants may help reduce the risk of various diseases and help the body recover from hard exercise by reducing free radicals in the body – the reactive molecules that cause oxidative stress.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup fresh raspberries
  • ¼ cup fresh red currants
  • 1 serving Biogen Plant Based Protein, Berry Smoothie flavour
  • 1 medium banana, frozen
  • ½ cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • ½ cup coconut yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp honey

Red currant berries contain naturally high antioxidant levels due to the pigmented polyphenol, cyanidin, which is found in the skin. They are also a good source of vitamins C and K, manganese and potassium.

Toppings

  • I strawberry, sliced
  • 1 bunch red currants
  • 1 tbsp low-carb granola
  • Mint leaves

Red fruits such as raspberries and strawberries are rich in the antioxidants lycopene and anthocyanins.

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in your high-speed blender and blend until you achieve the desired consistency.
  2. Transfer smoothie mixture to a serving bowl.
  3. Add toppings, and enjoy!

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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