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Berry Antioxidant Smoothie

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The idea behind this smoothie is to boost your body with antioxidants. Adding berries is a great way to do that. Prunes are not an obvious choice and that’s why I wanted to add them to the smoothie. Prunes are not only a great antioxidant but are sweet and very tasty. Plus I added flaxseed and sunflower seeds to add more beneficial goodness. Overall this smoothie is sweet and totally delicious.

Further Food Commentary:

While dried plums (aka prunes) are best known are relieving digestive tract issues, their benefits also include potentially lowering risk for heart disease, osteoporosis, Type 2 diabetes and obesity. With 1/4 cup/~4 prunes, this will provide 12% daily value (DV) for fiber, 32% DV vitamin K and 9% DV for potassium. With fiber, it aids in the level of fullness and in the long run lowers cholesterol and heart disease risk. Blueberries are proof that great things come in small sizes. At 80 calories per cup, blueberries are full of dietary fiber, rich in vitamin C and a great source of manganese, which is needed in the development of bones, in converting proteins, carbohydrates and fat into energy.

By Nikki Nies, MS,RD, LD

Berry Antioxidant Smoothie

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  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:5 minutes
  • Servings: 1

Ingredients

¾ cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup of raspberries (fresh or frozen)
5 prunes
1 banana
1 teaspoon of flaxseed
2 teaspoons of sunflower seeds
1 cup / 250ml milk of your choice (I used oat milk)

Instructions

Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.

Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving:  Calories: 516; Total Fat: 8 g; Saturated Fat: 0 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 120 mg; Potassium: 1180 mg; Carbohydrate: 110 g;  Fiber: 22 g; Sugar: 66 g; Protein: 10 g
Nutrition Bonus:
Vitamin C: 90%; Calcium: 39%;Vit A: 23%; Iron: 20%;
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