Purple Goddess Smoothie

Summertime is drawing to a close in San Diego, and I am taking advantage of the fresh berry bounty while it lasts! I try my best to shop seasonally and locally, and recently had a boat load of blackberries. Naturally, the first thing I thought of was ... SMOOTHIE!

why this smoothie rocks:

Blackberries are loaded with Vitamin C, and both soluble and insoluble fiber (which is important to keep things movin', if ya know what I mean...). Blackberries are rich in antioxidant compounds that protect against aging, inflammation, cancer, and neurological disease. Kale, a sulfur-containing cruciferous vegetable, additionally contributes minerals that we usually don't get enough of: calcium, magnesium, potassium, and Vitamin K. Like blackberries, kale is also high in Vitamin C and antioxidants.

Ingredients + Instructions:

  • Half pint of organic blackberries
  • 1 small bunch of kale,
    de-stemmed and roughly chopped
  • 2 frozen bananas, peeled and sliced
  • Small handful of mint
  • 2 dates
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • 2 cups coconut or almond milk
    (or one cup of each!)

Put all of the ingredients into a blender and process until smooth. Enjoy!

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