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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Place all the ingredients in your high-speed blender and blend until you achieve the desired consistency.
- Transfer smoothie mixture to a serving bowl.
- 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.