April 30, 2014

Raspberry Orange (Green) Smoothie

I always keep my freezer stocked with a variety of frozen fruit, some of which I buy frozen and others which I freeze myself.


When I found an opened bag of raspberries stashed in the back of the freezer, I couldn't remember the last time I'd used them. I go through phases with different fruits; I'll eat them like they're going out of style. Recently, it's been bananas, blueberries, and oranges, the latter of which makes an appearance in this smoothie. But raspberries? It's been a while.

Raspberries are a marvelously sweet addition to any diet, though if you want the full antioxidant effect, go with organic. For anyone with inflammation, especially for those with inflammatory diseases, raspberries will help to cool down that fire. Berries are incredibly cancer protective, too, and raspberries have the power to reprogram cancer cells, causing them to shrink and even die. Add to these benefits a dash of omega-3 fatty acids and the all-important and sometimes elusive vitamin E, and behold another of nature's superfoods!


Raspberry Orange (Green) Smoothie
1 serving

-1 cup frozen raspberries
-1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
-1 orange, peeled and cut into segments
-2 handfuls of chopped romaine
-1 tbsp chia seeds
-1/2 tsp allspice
- 3-6 drops of orange stevia, optional

-Blend and serve.

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