There’s nothing like a delicious smoothie to start the day especially when it’s a very berry smoothie filled with antioxidant goodness. This smoothie tastes like a dessert in a drink and you will be coming back for more!
The antioxidant ingredient I use which is usually missing from most smoothies is green tea. I make the green tea with a pure green tea bag and then soak the gogi berries in the green tea for 5-6 minutes to soften. Then I add this to a blender with the almond milk. GOGI BERRIES are highly antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and are the healthiest dried fruit in my pantry. They are low in sugar so are a perfect ingredient for this very berry smoothie.
I add fresh almond milk as it pairs beautifully with mixed berries. We love Boringly Good almond milk as it is made from the purest of fresh ingredients, unlike a lot of shop brands. There are different flavours… unsweetened or slightly sweetened with dates. You can purchase online here. We are using the slightly sweetened almond milk here as the berries can be sharp, but by all means use your favourite brand of almond milk or better still make it yourself!
Then add the chia and flax seeds along with the following berries to your blender:
These contain more antioxidants than any other berry. They are high in vitamin K, manganese and Vitamin C. They contain highly antioxidant anthocyanins which give the blueberries their deep colour.
These are high in fibre so are a welcome addition to any smoothie. They are high in Vitamin C and manganese and contain raspberry ketone which aids weight loss.
These are high in Vitamin C and extremely low in calories. They also contain Vitamins A, E, K and B and are highly antioxidant and help fight against disease and cancer. I eat these for breakfast every day and these are my favourite tasting berries.
While they taste sweet, strawberries are very low in sugar. They add sweetness to the smoothie and as they are highly antioxidant they help fight against cancers and heart disease. They have a high Vitamin C content so are a welcome addition to any delicious smoothie.
Once all the ingredients are added, blitz until smooth. I add a banana or two to thicken the smoothie at the end but you can also add a handful of oats if you prefer. For a sweeter tasting very berry smoothie add a tablespoon of raw honey. Enjoy!
- 1 green tea bag
- 1 cup boiling water
- ¼ cup gogi berries
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon flax seeds
- 1½ cups fresh almond milk
- 1-2 bananas, depending on required thickness
- 2 tablespoons vanilla dairy-free ice cream, optional
- Soak the green tea bag in boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove tea bag.
- Place the gogi berries in the green tea for 5 minutes to soften. Add these to the blender with the green tea.
- Add all the remaining ingredients and blitz until smooth.
- If using unsweetened almond milk add 1 tablespoon raw honey for extra sweetness. For extra creaminess add some dairy-free ice cream.
- Chill for 1 hour in the fridge.