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Healthy berry walnut antioxidant powerhouse smoothie recipe | Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free

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Do you ever find yourself craving a nutritious boost to kickstart your day? Look no further! I’ve got you covered.

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This is my most favorite smoothie recipe when the weather starts to get warm and I’m sipping breakfast or snack outside or on the go.

It’s bursting with antioxidant-rich berries, omega-3 fats from walnuts, and plenty of plant-based goodness, this smoothie is perfect for fueling your body and keeping you energized throughout the day.

Why smoothies are so wonderful

Smoothies are more than just a tasty treat—they’re a convenient way to pack a plethora of nutrients into one delicious drink. Here are just a few reasons why I love them:

1. Convenience: Busy mornings? No problem! With a smoothie, you can whip up a nutritious meal in minutes, perfect for those hectic days when time is of the essence. Or even better, make a big batch at the start of the week and drink it all week long.

    2. Versatility: The beauty of smoothies lies in their versatility. You can customize your blend to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs, whether you’re vegan, dairy-free, or gluten-free.

    3. Nutrient density: Smoothies allow you to easily incorporate a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and other nutrient-rich ingredients into your diet, providing you with a concentrated source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber.

    4. Hydration: Smoothie recipes (at least the ones I share) feature hydrating ingredients like fruits and plant-based milk, making them an excellent way to stay hydrated throughout the day.

    Ingredient health benefits

    Now, let’s take a closer look at the health benefits of each ingredient in this antioxidant powerhouse smoothie:

    • Blueberries: Rich in antioxidants, particularly flavonoids, which help protect against oxidative stress and inflammation. High in vitamin C and fiber, promoting immune health and digestive regularity.
    • Raspberries: Packed with antioxidants, including vitamin C and quercetin, which support heart health and reduce inflammation. A good source of fiber, aiding in digestion and promoting feelings of fullness.
    • Bananas: Provide a natural source of energy, thanks to their high carbohydrate content and natural sugars. Rich in potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure and support muscle function.
    • Oranges: Loaded with vitamin C, which boosts immune function and collagen production. Contain flavonoids and phytochemicals that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
    • Almond milk: Low in calories and free from dairy, making it suitable for vegans and those with lactose intolerance. Rich in vitamin E, which promotes skin health and protects against oxidative damage.
    • Almond milk yogurt: Contains probiotics, beneficial bacteria that support gut health and digestion. Provides a creamy texture and tangy flavor without dairy or lactose.
    • Flaxseeds: High in omega-3 fatty acids, specifically alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which supports heart health and brain function. Rich in lignans, plant compounds with antioxidant and estrogenic properties.
    • Chia seeds: Packed with fiber, which promotes digestive health and helps stabilize blood sugar levels. High in omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation and support cardiovascular health.
    • Cinnamon: Has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce the risk of chronic disease. May improve insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control.
    • Walnuts: Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, particularly alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which supports heart health and brain function. Contain antioxidants and polyphenols that may reduce inflammation and oxidative stress.

    Recipe

    Now, let’s dive into the recipe for our antioxidant powerhouse smoothie! This easy-to-make blend is bursting with flavor and nutrition, making it the perfect way to kickstart your day or refuel after a workout.

    What you’ll need

    The recipe uses just a few simple ingredients. Here’s a list of the items I use in this recipe and where I buy them):

    • Wide mouth mason jars
    • Leakproof no-rust wide mouth mason jar lids
    • Vitamix blender (expensive, but you get what you pay for)
    • Frozen organic blueberries and raspberries (from Trader Joe’s)
    • Frozen banana (sliced and freeze fresh bananas) (Trader Joe’s)
    • Califia unsweetend almond milk (or your favorite plant-based milk) (Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods)
    • Silk unsweetened vanilla almond milk yogurt (or your favorite plant-based yogurt) (Harris Teeter is the only place I can find this in my area)
    • Flaxseeds (Trader Joe’s)
    • Chia seeds (Trader Joe’s)
    • Cinnamon (Trader Joe’s)
    • Walnuts (Trader Joe’s)

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    Healthy berry walnut antioxidant powerhouse smoothie recipe | Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free

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    Antioxidant Powerhouse Smoothie

    Berry antioxidant powerhouse smoothie recipe (dairy-free, vegan, & gluten-free)

    Let me introduce you to one of my all-time favorites: the Antioxidant Powerhouse Smoothie! As someone who's always juggling a busy schedule and trying to stay healthy, I know the struggle of finding quick, nourishing options. That's why I love this smoothie—it's like a burst of energy in a glass. With raspberries, blueberries, oranges, walnuts, and more, it's my go-to for a delicious and nutritious pick-me-up. Plus, it's dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free, so it fits perfectly into my lifestyle. Trust me, once you try it, you'll be hooked!

    Ingredients
      

    • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
    • 1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
    • 1 cup sliced banana (fresh or frozen)
    • 2 cara cara oranges Or blood orange. Both are seedless.
    • 1 cup unsweetened Califia almond milk or your favorite plant-based milk
    • 1/2 cup Silk unsweetened vanilla almond milk yogurt or your favorite plant-based yogurt
    • 3 tbsp ground flaxseeds
    • 3 tbsp chia seeds
    • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 cup unsalted walnuts

    Instructions
     

    • Place all the ingredients into a high-powered blender (I use a Vitamix). Blend on medium-high speed for about 3 minutes, until it's full combined and smooth.
    • Stop the blender if the ingredients become stuck and use a wooden spoon or silicon spatula to scrape down the sides. If the mixture is too thick, add a splash more milk. If it's too thin, add more frozen banana.
    • Pour into mason jars with leak-proof lids. Store them in the fridge until you're ready to enjoy! They'll last about 1 week (but you'll drink them before then!)

    Notes

    I love wide-mouth mason jars because they’re durable, versatile, easy to drink out of, and easy to clean (dishwasher)! These are the ones I have.
    About a year ago I tossed the metal mason jar lids in favor of these leak-proof ones. They don’t rust. They’re easy to clean. They seal. I love them.
    If you’re looking for a new blender, Vitamix is such a good brand. It’s expensive, but you get what you pay for. This is the one I have.

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